Bruno Mars Sweeps Major Categories At 2018 Grammy Awards

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If Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's smash hit "Despacito" had won Song or Record of the year, it would have marked the first time a Spanish language track won in either category.

Cardi B and Bruno Mars mesmerized the crowd at the 2018 Grammy Awards in New York City!

The singer won all of the awards he was nominated for with his energetic and upbeat 90s-inspired R&B album.

"This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can't control everything - because trying to control everyone was killing me", she wrote previous year.

Chris Stapleton won three awards, including best country album, best country song and best country solo performance.

The rapper, who took home five awards this year, performed a medley of his hits from his latest project, "Damn".

"Finesse" is one of the most enjoyable songs to hit the airwaves in months, and when Bruno and Cardi took the stage together at MSG, it was basically the visual equivalent of sucking down three Pixy Stix and hopping into a plastic ball pit - sweaty, colorful and insane fun.

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But Jay-Z started the night in the lead with eight nominations as he basked in acclaim for "4:44", an introspective album in which he admits infidelity to his wife Beyonce and explores institutional racism. Other multiple winners included Ed Sheeran, CeCe Winans, Justin Hurwitz and Jason Isbell.

And the Grammys are nearly guaranteeing that this year will be historic: Four of the five album of the year nominees are rap and R&B-based albums from black or Latino artists.

Lamar was joined onstage by Bono and The Edge before he began a live rendition of "DNA".

"We come in peace, but we means business", Monae said defiantly.

Alessia Cara won Best New Artist commenting that she had been practicing for a Grammy acceptance speech since childhood - in the shower.

"This is for love and compassion even when you can't understand", she continued before performing her album's title track.

The night also will feature some serious moments.

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- Best rock album: 'A Deeper Understanding, ' The War on Drugs.

Country singer Reba McEntire, songwriter Diane Warren and Americana music band The Mavericks were among those wearing white roses as a symbol of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, as the Time's Up movement spreads from Hollywood to the music industry.

He won the top prize, Album of the Year, for "24K Magic" as well as Record of the Year, which recognizes top tune, for the title track-a tale of good times with lovely women set to 1980s-style synths and rhythms.

Saturday Night Live wasn't the only show to go live from NY this weekend.

The show also featured a somber performance of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" by country artists Maren, Eric Church and the Osborne Brothers.

"I just want to say there are some incredible artists out there making music that deserve to be acknowledged that don't always get acknowledged because of popularity contests or numbers games and that's kind of unfortunate", she said.

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