Grammy Awards 2018: Bruno Mars tops winners list of music’s biggest night

The Grammy Awards, one of the biggest music nights of the year, aired on Sunday night.

The ceremony’s 60th year featured major music artists like hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar, rapper Jay-Z, pop prince Bruno Mars and wunderkind Lorde vying for industry supremacy. Jay-Z led the nominations with eight, Kendrick Lamar had seven and Bruno Mars had six going into the ceremony (as a refresher, here are all the winners from 2017).

Lamar wowed the audience with his astounding opening performance, and Lady Gaga followed up with a resounding version of Million Reasons. Bruno Mars swept the top three awards, bringing home album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.

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The awards show also featured stellar performances by Rihanna, Kesha, Cardi B, Sting and many more.

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A full list is below, with the winners highlighted in bold.

Album of the year

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love
Jay-Z, 4:44
Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Lorde, Melodrama
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

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Record of the year

Childish Gambino, Redbone
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Jay-Z, The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar, Humble
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

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Song of the year

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Jay-Z, 4:44
Julia Michaels, Issues
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, 1-800-273-8255
WINNER: Bruno Mars, That’s What I Like

Best new artist

WINNER: Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Pop solo performance

Kelly Clarkson, Love So Soft
Kesha, Praying
Lady Gaga, Million Reasons
Pink, What About Us
WINNER: Ed Sheeran, Shape of You

Pop duo/group performance

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Imagine Dragons, Thunder
WINNER: Portugal, The Man, Feel It Still
Zedd & Alessia Cara, Stay

Pop vocal album

Coldplay, KaleidoscopeEP
Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Kesha, Rainbow
Lady Gaga, Joanne
WINNER: Ed Sheeran, ÷(Divide)

Country solo performance

Sam Hunt, Body Like a Back Road
Alison Krauss, Losing You
Miranda Lambert, Tin Man
Maren Morris, I Could Use a Love Song
WINNER: Chris Stapleton, Either Way

Country duo/group performance

Brothers Osborne, It Ain’t My Fault
Zac Brown Band, My Old Man
Lady Antebellum, You Look Good
WINNER: Little Big Town, Better Man
Midland, Drinkin’ Problem

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Country album

Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Little Big Town, The Breaker
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
WINNER: Chris Stapleton, From a Room, Volume 1

Country song

Little Big Town, Better Man
Sam Hunt, Body Like a Back Road
WINNER: Chris Stapleton, Broken Halos
Midland, Drinkin’ Problem
Miranda Lambert, Tin Man

Rock album

Mastadon, Emperor of Sand
Metallica, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct
Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age, Villains
WINNER: The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Alternative music album

Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Gorillaz, Humanz
LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
WINNER: The National, Sleep Well Beast

Rock performance

WINNER: Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
Chris Cornell, The Promise
Foo Fighters, Run
Kaleo, No Good
Nothing More, Go to War

Metal performance

August Burns Red, Invisible Enemy
Body Count, Black Hoodie
Code Orange, Forever
WINNER: Mastadon, Sultan’s Curse
Meshuggah, Clockworks

Rock song

Metallica, Atlas, Rise!
K. Flay, Blood in the Cut
Nothing More, Go to War
WINNER: Foo Fighters, Run
Avenge Sevenfold, The Stage

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Rap performance

Big Sean, Bounce Back
Cardi B, Bodak Yellow
Jay-Z, 4:44
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Humble
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, Bad and Boujee

Rap album

Jay-Z, 4:44
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Migos, Culture
Rapsody, Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler the Creator, Flower Boy

Rap/sung collaboration

6Lack, Prblms
Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy, Crew
Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé, Family Feud
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna, Loyalty
SZA feat. Travis Scott, Love Galore

Rap song

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow
Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi, Chase Me
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Humble
Rapsody, Sassy
Jay-Z, The Story of O.J.

R&B album

Daniel Caesar, Freudian
Ledisi, Let Love Rule
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
PJ Morton, Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild, Feel the Real

Urban contemporary album

6lack, Free 6Lack
Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!
Khalid, American Teen
WINNER: The Weeknd, Starboy

R&B performance

Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis, Get You
Kehlani, Distraction
Ledisi, High
WINNER: Bruno Mars, That’s What I Like
SZA, The Weekend

Traditional R&B performance

The Baylor Project, Laugh and Move On
WINNER: Childish Gambino, Redbone
Anthony Hamilton feat. the Hamiltones, What I’m Feelin’
Ledisi, All the Way
Mali Music, Still

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R&B song

PJ Morton, First Began 
Khalid, Location
Childish Gambino, Redbone
SZA, Supermodel
WINNER: Bruno Mars, That’s What I Like

American roots performance

WINNER: Alabama Shakes, Killer Diller Blues
Blind Boys of Alabama, Let My Mother Live
Glen Campbell, Arkansas Farmboy
Leonard Cohen, Steer Your Way
Alison Krauss, I Never Cared for You

American roots song

David Rawlings, Cumberland Gap
The Mavericks, I Wish You Well
WINNER: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, If We Were Vampires
Rodney Crowell feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White, It Ain’t Over Yet
Gregg Allman, My Only True Friend

Comedy album

WINNER: Dave Chappelle, The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas
Jim Gaffigan, Cinco
Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Before Seinfeld
Sarah Silverman, A Speck of Dust
Kevin Hart, What Now?

Best gospel album

Crossover: Live From Music City, Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me, Le’Andria
Close, Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song, Anita Wilson
WINNER: Let Them Fall In Love, CeCe Winans

Best contemporary Christian album

Rise, Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition), Matt Maher
Lifer, MercyMe
Hills And Valleys, Tauren Wells
WINNER: Chain Breaker, Zach Williams

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Spoken word album

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Shelly Peiken, Confessions of a Songwriter
Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
WINNER: Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist

Latin pop album

Juanes, Mis Planes Son Amarte
Natalia Lafourcade, Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos)
WINNER: Shakira, El Dorado
Alex Cub, Lo Único Constante
La Santa Cecilia, Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017

Music film

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, One More Time With Feeling
The Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip
WINNER: Various Artists, The Defiant Ones
Various Artists, Soundbreaking
Various Artists, Two Trains Runnin’

Best music video

Beck, Up All Night
Jain, Makeba
Jay-Z, The Story Of O.J.
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Humble
Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid, 1-800-273-8255

Best contemporary instrumental album

The Jerry Douglas Band, What If
Alex Han, Spirit
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Mount Royal
WINNER: Jeff Lorber Fusion, Prototype
Antonio Sanchez, Bad Hombre

Dance/electronic album

Bonobo, Migration
WINNER: Kraftwerk, 3-D The Catalogue
Mura Masa, Mura Masa
ODESZA, A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso, What Now

Dance recording

Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa, Bambro Koyo Ganda
CamelPhat & Elderbrook, Cola
Gorillaz Featuring DRAM, Andromeda
WINNER: LCD Soundsystem, Tonite
ODESZA Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair, Line Of Sight

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Score soundtrack for visual media

Game of Thrones
Hidden Figures

WINNER: La La Land

Compilation soundtrack for visual media

Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Hidden Figures: The Album

WINNER: La La Land
Moana: The Songs

Musical theatre album

Come From Away
WINNER: Dear Evan Hansen
Hello, Dolly!

For a complete list of winners in all categories, visit

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