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Kendrick Lamar: King at Grammys

RnB/Hip Hop | Wednesday 17th February 2016 | Miles

Monday night saw the 58th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

 

This year’s Grammys (one of the most prestigious awards in music) was another highly anticipated event.

 

The night brought out all the stars to the red carpet for a night awaited by music industry A-listers and  celebrities alike.

The names that made the most noise at this years awards were Taylor Swift (no suprises there) and Kendrick Lamar.

 

Kendrick Lamar made a huge impact on the night leading all nominees with 11 nominations. He left with 5 Grammys out of 11 nominations.

 

They were as follows; Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song (both for “Alright”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“These Walls”), Best Rap Album (To Pimp a Butterfly), and Best Music Video (for his appearance on Swift’s “Bad Blood”).

To top it all of was his epic performance which was a medley of songs taken from his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ and a new unreleased track with some political undertone.

The performance saw a shackled Kendrick Lamar approach the stage leading the chain gang, looking like a beaten up prisoner from the 50’s.

 

With a disheveled look on his face K-Dot delivered a fierce and well choreographed performance with the aid of contemporary dancers and a huge fire in the middle of the stage.

 

 

 

(Larry Busaca/Getty Images)

 

 

(Larry Busaca/Getty Images)

 

You could see from the look on many of the white upper class folk in the audience there was an uneasy feel as Kendrick brought his art and poetry to life highlighting past and current issues black people have faced and still face in today's so called modern day America.

 

Nonetheless he delivered a beautiful flawless performance that no one could not deny and as he left with 5 Grammys, there’s not much bad anyone can saw about Kendrick and his night at the Grammys.

 

 

 

Other winners on  the night included The Weeknd who won two awards, for Best Urban Contemporary Album (Beauty Behind the Madness) and best R&B performance for "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)." and  Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars, won Record of the Year.


You can find the full list of Grammy winners Here: Grammy Winners

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