Grammy awards 2016 highlights

accreditation

1.Kendrick Lamar was certainly the highlight of the night. He gave a captivating performance and racked up five trophies.

2. Ed Sheeran won for song of the year and Taylor Swift picked up best album for “1989.” Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” received record of the year. 2.The Staples Center in Los Angeles was filled with A-listers on Monday night, there were a number of celebs missing from the star-studded event. Rihanna cancelled her performance due an illness. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Drake did not attend. 3. Beyonce did not perform despite rumours that she would be scheduled to perform. She presented the Record of the year award to Bruno Mars instead. 4. Lauryn Hill was scheduled to take the stage with The Weeknd during Monday's live telecast, but the singer failed to make it for the actual performance. 5. Natalie Cole was remembered at the GRAMMYs during the In Memoriam segment, but her family and her fans are up in arms over the fact that the late singer was passed over for a special tribute. Here is a list of the winners in the main categories that stood out:  Album of the Year 1989, Taylor Swift   Song of the Year "Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge   Record of the Year "Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars    Best Rap Album To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar   Best Country Album Traveler, Chris Stapleton    Best Rap Performance "Alright," Kendrick Lamar   Best Rap Song "Alright," Kendrick Lamar    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "These Walls," Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat   Best Traditional R&B Performance "Little Ghetto Boy," Lalah Hathaway   Best Urban Contemporary Album Beauty Behind the Madness, the Weeknd   Best R&B Album Black Messiah, D'Angelo and the Vanguard   Best R&B Song "Really Love," D'Angelo and Kendra Foster   Best R&B Performance "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," the Weeknd    
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24