58th Annual Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar & Taylor Swift Win Big
The Grammy Awards have rolled round once again and Kendrick Lamar received further career validation by scooping up FIVE awards!
The rapper won the award for Best Rap Album for his masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, while his tracks ‘Alright‘ and ‘These Walls‘ received recognition in the rap categories. He also shared an award for Best Music Video with Taylor Swift for their single ‘Bad Blood‘.
However his acclaim wasn’t enough to win the biggest award of the evening Album of the Year. That accoladed went to Taylor Swift’s 1989…
By winning she became the first woman to win in this category twice for her own work. However if you want to get technical she joins Norah Jones, Natalie Cole, Lauryn Hill, Alison Krauss and Bonnie Raitt who all have two or more wins each for Album of the Year, whether it has been their own album or for feature work on someone else’s (which counts as a win for them too).
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars conclude a fantastic year with ‘Uptown Funk‘ by collecting both Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo Performance for their number one hit.
Ed Sheeran received two (overdue) Grammys for his track ‘Thinking Out Loud‘. The track received both Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance ahead of the likes of Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Ellie Goulding.
Meghan Trainor was named Best New Artist, however will she be the victim of yet another Best New Artist curse? While this category has had many legendary winners in the past, a high amount of past winners have faded into obscurity after their famous win! We shall wait and see Meghan’s fate…
Other high profile wins includes a first for Justin Bieber! His collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo ‘Where Are Ü Now‘ was named this years Best Dance Recording. In this category the award goes to all performers, producers and songwriters meaning that all three received this winning recognition.
The Weeknd won two Grammys, one for Best Urban Contemporary for Beauty Behind the Madness and ‘Earned It‘ was named Best R&B Performance. Now he will have to wait and see whether he will triumph again for the song at the Oscars in a couple of weeks.
The big evening also featured performances from the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift (who all allegedly had some form of sound issues), Lady Gaga (who performed a tribute to the late David Bowie), Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Ellie Goulding, James Bay and Stevie Wonder.
Most notably Rihanna pulled out of her scheduled performance at the last minute due to needing vocal rest upon doctors orders!
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