Mars won all of the awards for which he was in the running in what was expected to be a major night for hip-hop, which for the first time dominated nominations for the major categories.
Bruno Mars walked away from the 60th Grammy Awards Sunday with album, record and song of the year honours, in what was a pointedly political star-studded affair.
The night kicked off with an ovation-drawing performance from rapper Kendrick Lamar that had New York’s Madison Square Garden on its feet as Lamar took the stage, flanked by a dance ensemble of black men dressed in military fatigues as the American flag waved in the background while Lamar sang XXX.
TRT World’s Nick Harper reports.
Below is a list of Sunday night’s other major winners:
Best Alternative Music Album – The National, Sleep Well Beast
Best Comedy Album – Dave Chappelle, The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas
Best Country Album – Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Best Latin Pop Album – Shakira, El Dorado
Best Music Video – Kendrick Lamar, HUMBLE
Best New Artist – Alessia Cara
Best Pop Solo Performance – Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Best Rap/Sung Performance – Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna