17 February 2016

Nigeria: Grammy Awards 2016 - Kendrick Lamar Wins Big

Photo: Grammy
Angelique Kidjo.

It's the biggest night of the music calendar: the worlds of rap, pop, country and music gathered in Los Angeles to see who wins the top gongs, and to watch the likes of Adele and Rihanna perform.

Everyone from Adele to Rihanna, Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar,Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, Little Big Town and many, many more took the stage and the world by storm.

Benin Republic singer and global music icon Angelique Kidjo has won her third Grammy Award. The singer has now won the Best World Music Award category back to back afters she won a Grammy for World Music album for "Eve" a tribute to the African women last year. She won the same award category for the album Sing at the ongoing 2016 edition. On her victory she wrote on Instagram, "thanks to my fans! I'm dedicating my #Grammy to my fellow African artistes and musicians! I love and respect you so much! You inspire me!"

While all the action's going down, see below for a full list of 2016 Grammy Awards winners:

Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best New Artist:

Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Performance:

Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Best Musical Theater Album:

Hamilton

Song of the Year:

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Country Album:

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Rap Album:

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, "These Walls"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Rap Song:

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Alternative Music Album:

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Rock Album:

Muse, Drones

Best Rap Performance:

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Rock Song:

Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Best R&B Album:

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best R&B Performance:

The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

Best R&B Song:

D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Really Love"

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Lalah Hathaway, "Little Ghetto Boy"

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Dance Recording:

Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now"

Best Music Video:

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Best Country Song:

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Best Music Film:

Amy Winehouse, Amy

Best Rap/Song Collaboration:

Common & John Legend, "Glory"

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Country Solo Performance:

Chris Stapleton, "Traveller"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

Tobymac, This Is Not a Test

Best Roots Gospel Album:

The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin' My Soul

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

Pitbull, Dale

Best Latin Pop Album:

Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Best Comedy Album:

Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden

Best Spoken Word Album:

Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Birdman

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"

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