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Here are the winners of the 60th annual Grammy Awards

(Photo: Getty Images for NARAS, Kevin Winter)
(Photo: Getty Images for NARAS, Kevin Winter)

Unlike the Emmys or the Academy Awards, the Grammys actually give out a bunch of awards before anyone is even on the red carpet, getting things like Best Music Video and Best Spoken World Album out of the way—despite the fact that the latter category seemed to be setting up a thrilling feud this year—before the ceremony starts.


Of course, the pre-show Grammys aren’t exactly the equivalent of the important-yet-boring technical Oscars: Whole genres were cleaned out—including rock, classical, dance, and R&B—a half hour before the telecast.

Once the show started, though, another message from the opening performance became clear: This was (mostly) Kendrick Lamar’s night. He won Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, and Best Rap Album. He won almost every award he was up for, suggesting that Lamar should think about releasing a comedy album or some kind of classical/jazz/folk experiment just to see if he can take over the whole ceremony.

Other big winners include Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, Dave Chappelle won Best Comedy Album, and—much to the disappointment of everybody, it seems like—Ed Sheeran won for Best Pop Solo Performance. Then, at the end of the night, Bruno Mars pulled off a pair of upsets by beating Kendrick Lamar for both Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year with 24K Magic.

Speaking of upsets, both JAY-Z and SZA were completely shut out. She was the most-nominated woman out of the whole batch, and he was the most-nominated artist overall.

A partial list of winners in major categories is below, and we’ll update this post as more winners are announced.

Album Of The Year

“Awaken, My Love!,” Childish Gambino

4:44, Jay-Z

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

Melodrama, Lorde

24K Magic, Bruno Mars

Record Of The Year

“Redbone,” Childish Gambino

“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“The Story Of O.J.,” Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year

“Despacito,” Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)


“4:44,” Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

“Issues,” Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)


“1-800-273-8255,” Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

“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 Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney

Heart Break, Lady Antebellum

The Breaker, Little Big Town

Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

From a Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

Best Comedy Album

The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Dave Chappelle

Cinco, Jim Gaffigan

Jerry Before Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld

A Speck Of Dust, Sarah Silverman

What Now?, Kevin Hart

Best Rap Album

4:44, Jay-Z

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

Culture, Migos

Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody

Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson

“Praying,” Kesha

“Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga

“What About Us,” P!nk

“Shape Of You,” Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


Best Rap/Sung Performance


“Crew,” Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

“Family Feud,” Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé

“LOYALTY.,” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

“Love Galore,” SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version), Michael Bublé

Triplicate, Bob Dylan

In Full Swing, Seth MacFarlane

Wonderland, Sarah McLachlan

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP, Coldplay

Lust for Life, Lana Del Rey

Evolve, Imagine Dragons

Rainbow, Kesha

Joanne, Lady Gaga

÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

“Thunder,” Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man

“Stay,” Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Rap Song

“Bodak Yellow,” Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)


“Chase Me,” Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

“HUMBLE.,” Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)


“Sassy,” Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)

“The Story Of O.J.,” Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Rap Performance

“Bounce Back,” Big Sean

“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B

“4:44,” Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

“Bad And Boujee,” Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise,” James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)

“Blood In The Cut,” JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)

“Go To War,” Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)


“Run,” Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

“The Stage,” Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)


Best Rock Album

Emperor Of Sand, Mastodon

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, Metallica

The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Nothing More

Villains, Queens Of the Stone Age

A Deeper Understanding, The War On Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything Now, Arcade Fire

Humanz, Gorillaz

American Dream, LCD Soundsystem

Pure Comedy, Father John Misty

Sleep Well Beast, The National

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker,” Leonard Cohen

“The Promise,” Chris Cornell

“Run,” Foo Fighters

“No Good,” Kaleo

“Go To War,” Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

“Invisible Enemy,” August Burns Red

“Black Hoodie,” Body Count

“Forever,” Code Orange

“Sultan’s Curse,” Mastodon

“Clockworks,” Meshuggah

Best R&B Performance

“Get You,” Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

“Distraction,” Kehlani

“High,” Ledisi

“That’s What I Like ,” Bruno Mars

“The Weekend,” SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Laugh And Move On,” The Baylor Project

“Redbone,” Childish Gambino

“What I’m Feelin’,” Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones|

“All The Way,” Ledisi

“Still,” Mali Music

Best R&B Song

“First Began,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

“Location,” Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)


“Redbone,” Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

“Supermodel,” Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)


“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 Urban Contemporary Album


“Awaken, My Love!,” Childish Gambino

American Teen, Khalid

Ctrl, SZA

Starboy, The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

Freudian, Daniel Caesar

Let Love Rule, Ledisi

24K Magic, Bruno Mars

Gumbo, PJ Morton

Feel the Real, Musiq Soulchild

Best Country Solo Performance

“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt

“Losing You,”Alison Krauss

“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

“I Could Use A Love Song,” Maren Morris

“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band

“You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum

“Better Man,” Little Big Town

“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland

Best Country Song

“Better Man,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)

“Body Like A Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)


“Broken Halos,” Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

“Drinkin’ Problem,” Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)


“Tin Man,” Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Dance Recording

“Bambro Koyo Ganda,” Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa

“Cola,” Camelphat & Elderbrook

“Andromeda,” Gorillaz Featuring DRAM

“Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem

“Line Of Sight,” Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration, Bonobo

3-D The Catalogue, Kraftwerk

Mura Masa, Mura Masa

A Moment Apart, Odesza

What Now, Sylvan Esso

Best Music Video

“Up All Night,” Beck

“Makeba,” Jain

“The Story Of O.J.,” Jay-Z

“Humble.,” Kendrick Lamar

“1-800-273-8255,” Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

Best Music Film

One More Time With Feeling, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Long Strange Trip, (The Grateful Dead)

The Defiant Ones, (Various Artists)

Soundbreaking, (Various Artists)

Two Trains Runnin’, (Various Artists)

Best Dance Recording

“Bambro Koyo Ganda,” Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa

“Cola,” Camelphat & Elderbrook

“Andromeda,” Gorillaz Featuring DRAM

“Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem

“Line Of Sight,” Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration, Bonobo

3-D The Catalogue, Kraftwerk

Mura Masa, Mura Masa

A Moment Apart, Odesza

What Now, Sylvan Esso

Best American Roots Performance

Killer Diller Blues, Alabama Shakes

Let My Mother Live, Blind Boys Of Alabama

Arkansas Farmboy, Glen Campbell

Steer Your Way, Leonard Cohen

I Never Cared For You, Alison Krauss

Best Americana Album

Southern Blood, Gregg Allman

Shine On Rainy Day, Brent Cobb

Beast Epic, Iron & Wine

The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Brand New Day, The Mavericks

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Recorded Live In Lafayette, Sonny Landreth

TajMo, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Got Soul, Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Live From The Fox Oakland, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album

Mental Illness, Aimee Mann

Semper Femina, Laura Marling

The Queen Of Hearts, Offa Rex

You Don’t Own Me Anymore, The Secret Sisters

The Laughing Apple, Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante, Alex Cuba

Mis Planes Son Amarte, Juanes

Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017, La Santa Cecilia

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Natalia Lafourcade


El Dorado, Shakira

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry, Neil Degrasse Tyson

Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen

Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter, Shelly Peiken

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders), Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo


The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher

Best Musical Theater Album

Come From Away, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Baby Driver, (Various Artists)

Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, (Various Artists)

Hidden Figures: The Album, (Various Artists)

La La Land, (Various Artists)

Moana: The Songs, (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Arrival, Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer, composer

Game Of Thrones: Season 7, Ramin Djawadi, composer

Hidden Figures, Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers

La La Land, Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“City Of Stars,” Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)


“How Far I’ll Go,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)

“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (‘Fifty Shades Darker’)”, Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift)


“Never Give Up,” Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)

“Stand Up For Something,” Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common)


Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris

Greg Kurstin

Blake Mills

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