Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars wins 6 out of 6, dominates awards list

Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars wins 6 out of 6, dominates awards list

He faces Coldplay in the album category while the band is also nominated for best pop group performance for their collaboration with The Chainsmokers on Something Just Like This.

Bruno Mars took home album of the year for "24K Magic", record of the year for the single of the same title and song of the year for "That's What I Like".

Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday - a year after his wife lost album of the year to Adele, causing fans and peers to criticize the Recording Academy for not properly rewarding Beyonce's bold "Lemonade" project. He was joined Sunday by U2's Bono and The Edge, and also Dave Chappelle - who told jokes in between Lamar's performance. Double winners included Jason Isbell, Justin Hurwitz and CeCe Winans.

McEntire won an early Grammy for best roots gospel album for, "Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope". Lamar last performed at the Grammys in 2016, where he appeared in a prisoner uniform and chains, then rapped in front of a towering bonfire for To Pimp a Butterfly cuts "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alright".

Childish Gambino, the alter ego of actor Donald Glover, won his first ever Grammy for "Redbone" which was named best traditional R&B performance.

- Album of the year: "24K Magic", Bruno Mars.

The ceremony has been billed as a battle between Lamar and Jay-Z with both nominated in the bigger categories including album of the year. And the Grammys are nearly guaranteeing that this year will be historic: Four of the five album of the year nominees are rap and R&B-based albums from black or Latino artists. Mars also danced his heart out on stage with Cardi B in their performance of "Finesse." The album also was named best engineered album, which recognizes the work of sound engineers.

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If Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's smash hit "Despacito" had won Song or Record of the year, it would have marked the first time a Spanish language track won in either category.

Monae, introducing a performance by Kesha, also called "Time's Up" on the "abuse of power", saying the music industry is also affected by sexual harassment.

Chris Stapleton won three awards, including best country album, best country song and best country solo performance.

Cara said she was wearing a white rose to show support to women not just in the entertainment industry.

Last year, Kendrick delivered one of the most memorable performance of the night.

The awards were given out before the three-hour televised show got under way, as celebrities including Lady Gaga, Elton John and Lana del Rey made their way down the red carpet in NY.