Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars wins big, Hillary Clinton shades Trump

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And while Kendrick was certainly snubbed by not having "HUMBLE." appear on the Song of the Year list there was progress elsewhere with three-out-of-five albums and records nominated being rap, and even Lil Uzi Vert made an appearance on the Best New Artist list. That would have been "DAMN." by Kendrick Lamar, a vivid, alert, voice-of-his-generation-level rapper who also lost album of the year - on his third consecutive try - to the antiseptic anti-funk of Bruno Mars. Why?

Mars also performed his song "Finesse" with Cardi B earlier in the ceremony.

It's the song that ruled every radio station previous year, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed "Despacito".

"I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it", she tweeted. Isn't Bruno Mars an ethnic minority himself?

Following the huge success previous year of the London singer Adele, it was a disappointing night for British nominees, although the Halifax-born singer Ed Sheeran did win best pop vocal album with Divide and best solo performance with Shape Of You. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, who played Omaha in the summer, won the best Americana album and song awards.

This year's show drew controversy after only one of the nine main awards went to a woman - best new artist victor Alessia Cara - and Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called on women to "step up" if they wanted to be seriously considered in the future.

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- Song Of The Year: "That's What I Like", Bruno Mars.

Josh Tatofi and Ho'okena were nominated in the Best Regional Roots Album category, though they didn't clinch the win. The pioneering German outfit beat out a much younger field to win Best Electronic/Dance Album for their 2017 release 3-D The Catalogue, a record that was borne out of a retrospective project the band showcased at museums and music venues. Lamar was man of night when he went on stage to make opening number of gala with Bono, Edge and Dave Chapelle. But none can be more baffling than the best rock performance award going to Leonard Cohen, who's never had anything much to do with rock per se.

There is no doubt that #Bruno Mars was the star of the 60th #Grammy Awards show.

But he's not the only big victor of the 2018 Grammys.

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted on Sunday night her displeasure with the skit. Chappelle made a memorable statement regarding black men in America, which was one of the many major highlights of the night.

Even with that decline, the Grammy telecast still stands as the most-watched prime-time entertainment program on any network since the Oscars in February a year ago.

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