Kendrick Lamar Makes a Statement With Fiery Grammys Performance

Los Ángeles Jan 28 The National Academy of the Arts today will deliver thE Gramys Awards in a ceremony

A hip-hop album hasn't won since OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and while Bruno Mars' radio-friendly 24K Magic will be tough to beat, the genre has as good a shot as ever with two legendary lyricists in consideration.

Sting's performance was somewhat political as he sang his 1987 song, "Englishman in NY", which includes the lyrics, "Oh, I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien, I'm an Englishman in NY".

- Best new artist: Alessia Cara.

He faces Coldplay in the album category, while the band is also nominated for best pop group performance for their collaboration with The Chainsmokers on Something Just Like This. But none can be more baffling than the best rock performance award going to Leonard Cohen, who's never had anything much to do with rock per se.

The 2018 Best New Artist win marks Cara's first Grammy award and her fourth Grammy nomination.

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The Rolling Stones picked up the third Grammy of their career - for best traditional blues album for "Blue & Lonesome", while Ed Sheeran won best pop vocal album.

Corden and artists Halsey, Dua Lipa and Rapsody, who is up for best rap album, are among the stars to say they will wear white roses to the ceremony. Kendrick Lamar lit up the stage with a bracing performance of "XXX" from his album DAMN.

Chris Stapleton won three awards, including best country album, best country song and best country solo performance. This was just a brief interruption as Lamar transitioned into another performance, rapping "New Freezer" with the help of a single drummer.

- Best R&B performance: Bruno Mars. "I've dealt with my own too and it's OK to sometimes feel like you're down or you're not good enough, but as long as you don't believe it and as long as you eventually realize that you are".

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