Bruno Mars wins best album, song at 2018 Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars arrives in the press room with his six Grammy Awards at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Note: A link to the full list of Grammy winners is at the end of this article.

Jan. 29 (UPI) — Bruno Mars picked up several of the biggest prizes at the 2018 Grammy Awards, including best album, record and song, while Kendrick Lamar won the top rap categories.

Mars’ 24K Magic won for best album, beating out Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Jay-Z‘s 4:44, Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! and Lorde‘s Melodrama.

24K Magic also won for record of the year, the category that recognizes the artist’s performance combined with overall contributions of the producers, recording engineers and mixers. Mars and his team beat out Redbone by Childish Gambino, Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin BieberThe Story Of O.J. by Jay-Z and HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar.

Song of the year, which recognizes the songwriters of a particular track, was also nabbed by Mars for That’s What I Like. Sharing the honor with Mars were songwriters Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip.

Mars’ wins didn’t end there. The Hawaiian-born artist also won for best R&B performance for That’s What I Like and best R&B album for 24K Magic.

Lamar lost out on album of the year, but he cleaned up in the rap and hip-hop categories. DAMN. took best rap album and HUMBLE. took best rap song, as well as best rap performance.

And Lamar also was recognized for best rap/sung performance, along with Rihanna, for LOYALTY.

In the rock categories, The War On Drugs and The National were the big winners.

The War On Drugs won best rock album for A Deeper Understanding.

The National won best alternative album for Sleep Well Beast.

A full list of the winners can be viewed here.


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