Los Angeles: Taylor Swift kicked off the Grammy Awards with performance of her latest hit single, "Out of the Woods," while Kendrick Lamar collected his fifth trophy for the night. Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Album for his sophomore effort, 'To Pimp a Butterfly.' It was the first award televised on Monday.
"Hip-hop, Ice Cube, this for hip-hop, this for Snoop Dogg ...this for Nas. We will live forever, believe that," said Lamar, who also won best rap song, rap performance, rap/sung collaboration and music video earlier in the day. Swift, who won two awards in the pre-telecast, wore a glittery one-piece with a long slit on each side of her body as she sang her pop smash.
Lamar has become the first hip-hop artist to earn 11 nominations for a single night, besting Eminem's previous record. Unfortunately, the rap awards will not be televised, but luckily, Kendrick is also nominated for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and more.
British singer Sheeran won his first Grammy for best pop solo performance for "Thinking Out Loud." The single is also nominated for song and record of the year.
Singer Rihanna, who was slated to perform at the 58th annual Grammy Awards here, has cancelled her appearance.
The "Umbrella" hitmaker singer arrived at the Staples Centre here on Monday, but did not walk the red carpet. She went to rehearsals and left.She was going to sing "Kiss Me Better". She even rehearsed twice but in the end the show just could not go on.
Bieber won best dance recording for his collaboration with DJs Skrillex and Diplo for "Where Are U Now."
"Beliebers.. We did it! I love you. Now get ready for the show. Not done yet," the Canadian singer, who is performing the song at the live show, tweeted to his fans after his win.
Who won what, here's the winners list:
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 and Thundercat, These Walls
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and 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 and Color
Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, Don't Wanna Fight
Best R and B Album: D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Best R and B Performance: The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Best R and B Song: D'Angelo and The Vanguard, Really Love
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, Where Are U 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 and 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 Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, 24 Frames
Best Children's Album: Tim Kubart, Home
Best World Album: Angelique Kidjo, Sings
MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie