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Grammy Awards kick off with Lorde nominated for Album of the Year

Grammy Awards kick off with Lorde nominated for Album of the Year

Didn't watch the 2018 Grammy Awards but still want to be able to wow your co-workers at the water cooler on Monday morning with all your pop culture, Grammys knowledge? But past the midway point, before announcing a performance by Kesha, Janelle Monae took the moment to wave the flag of sisterhood. The singers paid homage to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.

Mars walked home with a whopping six Grammy Awards Sunday, winning in every category he was nominated in.

- Album of the year: '24K Magic, ' Bruno Mars.

Hillary Clinton made a unadvertised cameo in a video sketch with Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and others pretending to audition to record the audio version of Michael Wolf's popular book about President Trump's first year in office, "Fire and Fury".

The actor turned rapper turned singer gave a memorable performance at this year's Grammys with a song from his latest album called "Awaken, My Love".

- Best new artist: Alessia Cara.

- Best pop solo performance: "Shape of You", Ed Sheeran. Emmy and Golden Globe victor Childish Gambino, who picked up best traditional R&B performance, gave a smooth and sultry performance of "Terrified" in all-white featuring screeching high notes. The Man. - Best traditional pop vocal album: "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90", various artists. - Best rock album: "A Deeper Understanding", The War on Drugs.

Kannada organisations call for state wide Bandh, normal life hit hard
Kannada Paksha leader Vatal Nagaraj along with the Mahadayi Agitation Committee had planned for a Karnataka bandh on January 27. The outfits are demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervenes in the dispute between Goa and Karnataka.

- Best alternative music album: 'Sleep Well Beast, ' The National. Lamar last performed at the Grammys in 2016, where he appeared in a prisoner uniform and chains, then rapped in front of a towering bonfire for To Pimp a Butterfly cuts "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alright". Kendrick finished the dramatic medley with "King's Dead".

Also nominated for the trophy were 6LACK ("PRBLMS"), Goldlink ("Crew" featuring Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy), JAY-Z ("Family Feud" featuring Beyoncé) and Kung Fu Kenny's own Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate, SZA ("Love Galore" featuring Travis Scott).

Puppies were passed to the losers of best comedy album, including Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan.

- Best R&B album: '24K Magic, ' Bruno Mars. Recounting his early days as a young performer entertaining tourists in his native Hawaii, Mars name-checked writer-producers Babyface, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Teddy Riley as key influences.

"I realize like, man, art is super subjective and everybody is doing their best and the Academy, they are human like we are", he told the gala, joined by his wife Beyonce.

- Best dance/electronic album: '3-D The Catalogue'.

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