by Angela Zhu
The 60th annual Grammy awards have come and gone by again, filled with historic moments and amazing breakthroughs. Bruno Mars won album, record, and song of the year with “24K Magic” (album and song) and “That’s What I Like”, becoming the tenth artist ever to win the triple awards in one night. Even rarer still is that he won best record and best song with two separate tracks. His six Grammy wins were just two away from tying Michael Jackson and Santana for the most amount of Grammys won at one time. Bruno definitely deserved this, I think, with the amount of work he put into it, and his songs always feel like they have a lot of soul.
With the Grammys come live performances, and this year features performances from Bruno Mars and Cardi B with their hit song “Finesse”, Kesha with her emotional rendition of “Praying”, Kendrick Lamar featuring U2 and Dave Chappelle with their Grammys-opening medley, and more. Although Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid’s performance of “1-800-273-8255” was great, including Logic’s strong messages at the end of the song, I feel like they should have tried to come up with something that deviated more from their MTV/VMA performance.
The Man swept the pop section with Sheeran’s album Divide and songs “Shape of You” and “Portugal”. Kendrick Lamar once again dominated the rap field with his album DAMN and songs “Humble” and “Loyalty”. In the country section, Chris Stapleton garnered awards for best country solo performance, song, and album.
To see the full list of winners and nominees, check out this link: https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2018-grammy-awards-complete-winners-list
Can’t wait to see what kinds of music 2018 has in store for us!