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'Music's biggest night?' The 2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment

'Music's biggest night?' The 2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment 'Music's biggest night?' The 2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment
Lora Ball | 29 January, 2018, 23:02

NEW YORK (AP) - Just under 20 million people watched Bruno Mars' big night at the Grammy Awards, a steep decline from the 26.1 million viewers who tuned in to music's biggest night a year earlier.

Jay-Z led the nominations with eight, but did not win anything.

American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle won Best Comedy Album and American singer-songwriter, producer Lisa Loeb was also a first-time Grammy victor for Best Children's Album. At one point, Lamar's background dancers, dressed in red, were shot down as he rapped lyrics, later coming back to life as fire burst to end the six-minute performance. Dozens of artists and music industry players also sported white roses in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements against sexual abuse and harassment.

"We come in peace but we mean business".

Adele beat Beyoncé in 2017, and in 2016 Lamar lost album of the year to Taylor Swift.

Best new artist victor Alessia Cara, along with Khalid and Logic, sang their song "1-800-273-8255" with a group of suicide survivors in a tribute to rock singers Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, both of whom took their own lives a year ago.

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And the Grammys extended their shameful streak of awarding album of the year to the obvious radio-friendly pop release over the category's more critically-acclaimed hip hop nominee.

During the pre-telecast, The Rolling Stones picked up their third career Grammy - for best traditional blues album for "Blue & Lonesome" - while Ed Sheeran won best pop vocal album. The furry fortune tellers unanimously chose Mars' "24K Magic" as the top dog.

The show, hosted by James Corden, was dominated by live performances by Mars, Lamar, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Alessia Cara, Pink, Sting, U2, Kesha, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller as well as Logic among others.

Latin global dance hit "Despacito" also failed to take home a Grammy despite smashing sales records past year.

Best rap performance: Kendrick Lamar.

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