Bruno Mars won six Grammys, including three of the top honors: album of the year (24K Magic), record of the year (24K Magic) and song of the year (That’s What I Like).

Mars thanked his fellow nominees:

“You guys are the reason why I’m in the studio pulling my hair out, man, because I know you guys are only going to come with the top-shelf artistry [Mars said of Childish Gambino, Lorde, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar]. Thank you guys for blessing the world with your music.”

Lamar also had a strong showing, picking up five Grammys including best rap album for Damn. And Alessia Cara won best new artist over SZA, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert and Julia Michaels.


Album of the year

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z, 4:44
Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Lorde, Melodrama
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Record of the year (for performers)

Childish Gambino, Redbone
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Jay-Z, The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar, Humble
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Song of the year (for writers)

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Jay-Z, 4:44
Julia Michaels, Issues
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, 1-800-273-8255
WINNER: Bruno Mars, That’s What I Like

Best new artist

WINNER: Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels


Country album

Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Little Big Town, The Breaker
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
WINNER: Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1

Rap album

Jay-Z, 4:44
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Migos, Culture
Rapsody, Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy

Pop vocal album

Coldplay, Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Kesha, Rainbow
Lady Gaga, Joanne
WINNER: Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)

R&B album

Daniel Caesar, Freudian
Ledisi, Let Love Rule
WINNER: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
PJ Morton, Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild, Feel the Real

Alternative music album

Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Gorillaz, Humanz
LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
WINNER: The National, Sleep Well Beast

Rock album

Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
Metallica, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct
Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age, Villains
WINNER: The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

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