2018 Grammy Awards: Bruno does it again, Rihanna & Kendrick had big night too

Rihanna and DJ Khaled had wild thoughts at 2018 Grammys.

The 60th Annual Grammys was lit.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

NEW YORK — After a 15-year hiatus, the Grammy Awards returned to New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday and, as anticipated, the 60th edition of the world’s top entertainment jamboree didn’t disappoint. English talk show host James Corden furnished plenty of laughs as emcee. West coast rap star Kendrick Lamar, who collected the first award of the night, kicked things off with a memorable performance with rock band U2. Pop songstress Lady Gaga, who performed at Kansas City’s Sprint Center a couple months ago, upped the ante with another magical performance.

Funk icon Bruno Mars, who performed ‘Finesse’ with Cardi B, beat out Jay Z to win ‘Song of the Year’ for his hit track “That’s What I Like.” Bruno also took home the award for ‘Album of the Year.’

Other notable recitals were concocted by Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Sam Smith, Logic, Alessia Cara, Daddy Yankee, Shaggy and Sting. Speaking of Kansas City, Wondaland honcho Janelle Monáe disseminated a poignant peroration about the #TimesUp movement — an initiative geared towards suppressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Donning blonde hair coupled with an embroidered suit, the 32-year-old Kansas City native addressed the audience before introducing Kesha to millions of viewers. “We come in peace, but we mean business,” Janelle said. “And to those that would dare try to silence us, we offer you two words: Time’s Up.”

Other items of note:

Bruno led everybody with 6 trophies.

Kendrick Lamar won 5.

Jay Z didn’t win a damn thang.

Locally, Joyce DiDonato of Prairie Village, Kan., was nominated in the Classic Solo Vocal category.

Cortez Vaughn of Kansas City, Kan., was nominated in the Gospel music genre.

Did you enjoy this year’s celebration?

What was your favorite performance?

Share your thoughts below.

27 comments

  1. You are awesome for having this posted so quickly! 😩

  2. Why don’t these m********** come to realize they are entertainers they are there for our Amusement not to lecture or teach us anything they are there for our f**** amusement

  3. It’s something about Rihanna I just freaking love😍😘

  4. Janelle is smart and beautiful! Thank you for speaking up!

  5. I just don’t get today’s music nothing about it
    Rhythm typically is lacking, none of them can play any instruments. And their vocals all sound the same
    man I sound old

  6. Kesha is a master and a complete inspiration who at least doesn’t need auto tuning as opposed to many who do. Kesha deserves every amount of success as she deserves! 🖤🖤🖤

  7. Can Khaled STFU & let Rihanna sing.

  8. Who ever matched that low life myly with a superstar like EJ? She cant sing, & sickening watching hrt brown nose E. So much & not the audiance YUK ,Myley WHO???????

  9. Gaga and Kesha brought the best performances of the night. They’re so genuine and beautiful, no words! Saved the night!!

  10. Grammys in a nutshell
    Kendrick Lamar: Oooo poor me. Poor me. Oooo poor me. Black, bla, bla, bla… poor me, poor me. The man, keeping me down. poor us, poor me. all the centuries old stuff.

  11. Thankfully they still have awards for best rock and country categories or this should just be moved to BET. Ugh, this is NOT the music world I grew up with.

  12. Dlnrl Rosemary 77

    I felt like this year’s Grammys were more political protests in music form than any of the others previously. I was hoping to just enjoy some music, and take a break from all of that for a bit. It was a shame, but not entirely without some good parts. Just my opinion, doesn’t mean I won’t be watching it next year all the same.💯💛🎶

  13. Bruno’s new music is fucking wack its the same shit with slightly different lyrics come on man your better then that

  14. Kendricks old shit puts Bruno new shit to shame. Kendrick been killing it since 2015 and DAMN. Was a fucking masterpiece. There’s a difference tho, Bruno sings about a lifestyle people dream of. Kendrick raps about everyday life that most people can relate. Bruno fans escape reality

  15. I love the performances but these award shows really do suck because of the awards and how they only nominate certain artists. There are so many deserving to be recognized but because they didn’t put out an album by the deadline they’re ignored.

  16. Mike DuracAMVs

    Award shows are a joke it’s everybody gets a medal crapheap, the music was garbage these Hollywood elites need to be shot empty words from those speeches

  17. The year of Bruno Mars & Kendrick Lamar 

  18. Keith Fultineer

    I heard it had the lowest ratings in years on the news.

  19. jimmy crack corn

    dummest grammys ever 🙁

  20. Looooved Kendrick’s opener, Cardi/Bruno’s collab, and Riri’s performance as well. Otherwise disappointed by the amount of dull and depressing songs showcased.

  21. I stopped watching this bs years ago. Rihanna, camilla cabello, janelle monae and cardi b were the only interesting people there

  22. bruno took far too many

  23. minecraft builder

    people tend to say bad things about the winner when their idols didnt win. Come on just be happy for them. Bruno Mars deserved his awards. As for despacito? Well it just goes to show that youtube views not enough reason to win.

  24. Congratulations Bruno Mars love the show you an Carly B put on together you did a spectacular wonderful job I’m proud of you and all that you have accomplished within your life

  25. No katy perry?
    where is she?
    No witness allbum?
    Worst grammy ever

  26. A bunch of self-loving people patting themselves on the back and giving each other awards… YAWN

  27. gigglyfitzgirl

    I’m happy I didn’t stay up for this.

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