So was Childish Gambino, who was also nominated in those three categories but won only for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Host James Corden fished for some laughs with a sketch in which he had artists read segments from "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" to see who should be the next Grammy victor for best spoken word album.
Pop sensation Shakira took home the Best Latin Pop Album award for "El Dorado" at the 60th Grammy Awards. Earlier this week, key music executives called on artists and employees to wear a white rose at the Grammys in support of Time's Up and #MeToo, the movements against sexual abuse and harassment. Inspired by the black dress initiative at this year's Golden Globes, Eve, Rita Ora, Cyndi Lauper and Lana Del Ray were among the many women who chose to accessorise their dresses with the rose.
The late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher and veteran rockers The Rolling Stones are among the first award winners at the Grammy Awards, which are now taking place in NY.
Mars won all of the awards for which he was in the running on what was expected to be a major night for hip-hop, which for the first time dominated nominations for the major categories.
One thing to know is that Bruno Mars' name was read A LOT on Grammys night. Posthumous Grammys were also handed out to actress Carrie Fisher, singer Leonard Cohen and engineer Tom Coyne, who worked on Mars' "24K Magic" album.
- Song of the year (songwriter's award): 'That's What I Like'. It's not that people didn't think victor Alessia Cara was deserving; they just thought she deserved to win in 2016. And didn't the Grammys lose a little face when the snubbed Ed Sheeran turned out to be a no-show for his best pop solo performance award? Emmy and Golden Globe victor Childish Gambino, who picked up best traditional R&B performance, gave a smooth and sultry performance of "Terrified" in all-white featuring screeching high notes.
Best Rap Album also went to Lamar.
- Best rock album: 'A Deeper Understanding, ' The War on Drugs.
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Chappelle won best comedy album during the televised show.
The Grammys, taking place in NY after 15 years in Los Angeles, marked the first time that hip-hop has dominated the nominations after years of uneven recognition for the genre. Even Jay-Z, who took the schneid, was given the Founder's Award at Clive Davis' bash the night before.
This will be a night of good performances, some of them likely memorable, but nothing can top the message Lamar sent at the start of the show.
- Best urban contemporary album: 'Starboy, ' The Weeknd. Emmy and Golden Globe victor Childish Gambino, who picked up best traditional R&B performance, gave a smooth and sultry performance of "Terrified" in all-white featuring screeching high notes.
"She gassed me on my own song", said Lamar. - Best dance/electronic album: "3-D The Catalogue".
- Best country album: 'From A Room: Volume 1, ' Chris Stapleton.
- Best jazz instrumental album: "Rebirth", Billy Childs.
- Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: 'La La Land'.