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Grammys 2018 as it happened: Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar dominate uneventful ceremony

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Bruno Mars wins Album of the Year at the Grammys 2018

The 60th Grammy Awards are over, with a ceremony attended by some of the biggest artists in the world at Madison Square Garden in New York City - for the first time in 15 years.

Performances from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Kesha, and Kendrick Lamar were just some of the evening's highlights, along with an appearance by U2 on a floating stage on the Hudson River.

Jay Z - who incited the rage of Donald Trump following a CNN interview earlier this weekend - led this year's nominations with a grand total of eight including album, song and record of the year but failed to pick up any of the major prizes.

British singer Ed Sheeran missed out on the big nods for latest record Divide, instead receiving recognition in the categories of best pop vocal album and best pop solo performance for “Shape of You.”

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Alessia Cara took home the prize for Best New Artist, which many saw as a surprise for favourites Khalid and SZA. However the Canadian-born singer did give a moving, heartfelt speech about how "everyone should get a shot", and paid tribute to artists who don't always receive the recognition they deserve, appearing to refer to her fellow nominees.

Arguably the most powerful performance of the night came from Kesha who played “Praying”, flanked by a chorus of fellow female artists including Cyndi Lauper and Camilla Cabello, the latter of whom went onto introduce a show by U2 from a floating stage on the Hudson River.

But it was Bruno Mars who ultimately triumphed, taking home the awards for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. In a speech accepting Album of the Year the R&B singer acknowledged his fellow nominees, who struggled to hide looks of disappointment as the camera closed in for their reactions. The prize was widely believed to be set for Lamar or Lorde, each of whom enjoyed critical and commercial success with their 2017 releases.

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Got Grammys fever? Good news - we'll be with you every step of the way from the red carpet arrivals to the ceremony's biggest moments!

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There may be no Beyoncé performance like last year but this year's ceremony will see appearances from all of these...

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Lorde has shared a sneak preview of her Grammys outfit, WOW. She's up for Best Album with 'Melodrama' 

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Kyle from Portugal. The Man (nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) is looking sharp 

Kristin Hugo28 January 2018 19:23
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We've had the privilege of interviewing some of the incredible artists up for Grammys tonight

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Jack Antonoff - up for the Best Song Written For A Motion Picture Grammy ("I Don't Wanna Live Forever"/Fifty Shades of Grey), as well as the Grammy for Best Album thanks to his work on Lorde's record Melodrama, told us about working with some of the biggest pop stars on the planet - from Lorde to Taylor Swift - his own project Bleachers, and how he feels about the modern pop landscape 

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