Bruno Mars cleans up at the Gram­mys

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - NEWS -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a tri­umphant year for rap at mu­sic’s show­case event — un­til Bruno Mars crashed the party.

The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all six awards he was nom­i­nated for on Sun­day night, in­clud­ing the three most pres­ti­gious Gram­mys for song (“That’s What I Like”), record (“24K Magic”) and al­bum of the year. His mu­sic also dom­i­nated the rhythm and blues cat­e­gories.

The Gram­mys also saw Ken­drick La­mar win five awards, Jay-Z go home empty-handed, some mem­o­rable per­for­mances by the likes of La­mar, Ke­sha, Mars and Logic, an odd over­sight of singer Lorde and a sur­prise cameo from Hil­lary Clin­ton.

In ac­cept­ing a tro­phy for the al­bum “24K Magic,” Mars re­called when he was 15 and singing shows for tourists. He’d per­form hits writ­ten by Baby­face, Teddy Ri­ley and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and loved look­ing down from the stage to see peo­ple from all over the world who had never met danc­ing to­gether and toast­ing one an­other.

“All I ever wanted to do with this al­bum was that,” he said. “These songs were writ­ten with noth­ing but joy.”

Mars has won 11 Gram­mys in his ca­reer.

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