60th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony Takes the Stage


Last night was the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the first time since 2003 that the ceremony was held outside Los Angeles.

The hilarious and rambunctious James Corden hosted the show. Performances by Kendrick Lamar, Kesha, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars, and Cardi B are some of many wonderful artists that got to sing their songs that night.

On the red carpet the Grammys showed it’s support for the Time’s Up movement by wearing a white rose. For those that do not know what Time’s up is, it is a movement against sexual harassment.

Some may have liked the event, but others like Samantha Pilarte felt “It was not as entertaining as I thought it would be.”  

Kamila Roszkowska said she “enjoyed watching artists perform their songs.”

Overall, the event showcased many talented performers, and recognized many of their achievements. It was a successful night for the music community.


Here are the most popular categories and their winners:

Album of the Year: 24K Magic- Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Pop Vocal Album: ÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist: Alessia Cara

Best Pop Solo Performance: Shape of You- Ed Sheeran

Record of the Year: 24K Magic- Bruno Mars

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture Film: How Far I’ll Go- from Moana

Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Country Song: “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best Rap Album: DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Video: “HUMBLE” – Kendrick Lamar

Best R&B Song: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Rock Song: “Run” — Foo Fighters

Best Rap Performance: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rock Album: A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs

Best Dance Recording: Tonite- LCD Soundsystem

Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance: Feel It Still- Portugal the Man

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Starboy — The Weeknd

Best Spoken Word Album: The Princess Diarist- Carrie Fisher

Best Alternative Music Album: Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best Metal Performance: “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon

Non-Classical Producer of the Year: Greg Kurstin

Best R&B Album: 24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Performance: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best Country Album: From a Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Rock Performance: “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen

Best Reggae Album: Stony Hill- Damian Marley

Best Musical Theater Album: Dear Evan Hansen

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land

Best Comedy Album: The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas- Dave Chappelle

Best Dance/ Electronica Album: 3-D the Catalogue- Kraftwerk

Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones

Best Bluegrass Album: Laws of Gravity: Infamous Stringdusters

Best Recording Package: El Orisha de la Rosa- Magín Díaz

Best Recording Package: Pure Comedy- J. Tillman

Best Traditional Pop Album: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90- Tony Bennett

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Better Man” — Little Big Town

Best Folk Album: Mental Illness — Aimee Mann

Person of the Year: Fleetwood Mac

Best World Music Album: Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration- Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Engineered Non-Classical Album: 24K Magic- Bruno Mars

Best Country Solo Performance: “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Latin Pop Album: El Dorado — Shakira

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Rebirth — Billy Childs

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land

Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Best Opera Recording: Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Live)

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Instrumental Composition: Three Revolutions- Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and Chucho Valdés