R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, denying rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar the honor of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to gain the coveted album of the year award.
Bruno won six Grammy Awards including song of the year for his hit song That’s What I Like, and both album and record of the year for 24K Magic.
Bruno Mars Wins The Top Prize At The Grammy Awards: Details
30-year-old Kendrick, who is considered as one of the most innovative rappers of his generation, swept five prizes mostly in rap categories, for his single Humble and album DAMN.
Kendrick’s victories came at the expense of Jay-Z and his soul-baring album 4:44. Jay-Z won none of his eight nominations after which he decided not to perform at the three-hour show.
On the red carpet, dozens of celebrities pinned or held white roses to show the support for women’s equality and freedom from sexual harassment and misconduct.