2018 Grammys Rundown: see who’s a big winner and who got snubbed

Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars win big at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards In NYC on Sunday night.

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Bruno Mars winning at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden

This year’s Grammy Awards was full of highs and lows and a couple artists racked up while others were arguably snubbed.

Almost as important as who won is who didn’t win. Namely, Jay-Z. The mogul was nominated for eight awards for 4:44 but went home empty handed. Childish Gambino went in to the night with five nominations for Awaken, My Love! and his song, “Redbone”, but brought home only one win tonight for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

The other major snub was much more broad. There was very little Grammy love for the ladies, with few women making it into the winner’s circle, despite it being the “Year of The Woman” in so many other arenas.

Alessia Cara brought home the Grammy for Best New Artist and while we’re fans of the singer, we were rooting for SZA. Her innovative approach to R&B and raw, relevant lyrics should have earned her a win.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars nabbed several trophies each.

Kendrick accepted the first televised award of the night with Rihanna by his side when their hit, “Loyalty,” won the Grammy for Best R&B/Rap Song Performance.

“She came through and gassed me on that record,” he said. “This really belongs to her.”

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When he returned to the stage to collect his Grammy for Best Rap Album for Damn, even Kendrick seemed a bit stunned that he beat out Hov.

“This trophy is dedicated to hip hop…Real talk. That’s love,” before he declared, “Jay-Z for President.”

“HUMBLE” won Best Music Video, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance.

Bruno Mars collected six statues on Sunday night with “That’s What I Like” winning him Song of The Year, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Performance and 24K Magic scoring him Best R&B Album, Album of The Year and Record of The Year.

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Check out the list of winners:

Album of the Year: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

Best Rap Performance: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan and M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Rap Album: “DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Video: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist: Alessia Cara

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Vocal Album: “÷” — Ed Sheeran

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)

Best Comedy Album: “The Age of Spin/Deep in the Heart of Texas” — Dave Chappelle

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 Best Reggae Album: “Stony Hill” — Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Best World Music Album: “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Never Have to Be Alone” — CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Album: “Let Them Fall in Love” — CeCe Winans

Best R&B Performance: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino

Best R&B Song: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Starboy” — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars