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Academy Sidesteps SZA, awarding Alessia Cara Grammy instead

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Solána Imani Rowe, known professionally by SZA was overlooked by the Recording Academy in the 60th edition of the Grammys. The “Supermodel” singer, songwriter who was a sure-win for the Grammy for “Best New Artist” did not receive the award at the event held on 28th January 2018.

New-Jersey born and breed, SZA released the album “Cntrl” in 2017 which earned her 5 Grammy nominations. Out of all five nominations, the 27-year-old songbird won none of the famed categories. The category for “Best New Artist” also included Alessia Cara, the category winner as well as Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, and Julia Michaels.

On the other hand, close friend and collaborator Kendrick Lamar won several awards, scooping up 4 awards out of 7 nominations he had received. Most importantly, he took home the Grammy for the hotly contested category “Album of the Year” where he faced off against Jay- Z and Tyler the Creator.

READ: Tyler The Creator Has High Hopes For The Grammy

Find the list of winners below:

Album of the Year:

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – WINNER

Record Of The Year:

Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Jay Z – “The Story of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” – WINNER
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Jay Z – “4:44”
Julia Michaels – “Issues”
Logic f/ Alessia Cara and Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – WINNER

Best New Artist:

Alessia Cara – WINNER
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Rap Performance:

Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Jay Z – “4:44”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” – WINNER
Migos f/ Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

6LACK – “Prblms”
Goldlink f/ Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – “Crew”
Jay Z f/ Beyoncé – “Family Feud”
Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna – “Loyalty” – WINNER
SZA f/ Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Best Rap Song:

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Danger Mouse f/ Run the Jewels and Big Boi – “Chase Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” – WINNER
Rapsody – “Sassy”
Jay Z – “The Story of O.J.”

Best Rap Album:

Jay Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn – WINNER
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy

Best R&B Performance:

Daniel Caesar f/ Kali Uchis – “Get You”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Ledisi – “High”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – WINNER
SZA – “The Weekend”

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

The Baylor Project – “Laugh and Move On”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone” – WINNER
Anthony Hamilton f/ The Hamiltones – “What I’m Feelin’”
Ledisi – “All the Way”
Mali Music – “Still”

Best R&B Song:

PJ Morton – “First Began”
Khalid – “Location”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
SZA – “Supermodel”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – WINNER

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy – WINNER

Best R&B Album:

Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Ledisi – Let Love Rule
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – WINNER
PJ Morton – Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild – Feel the Real

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Kelly Clarkson – “Love So Soft”
Kesha – “Praying”
Lady Gaga – “Million Reasons”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You” – WINNER

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still” – WINNER
Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)
Bob Dylan – Triplicate
Seth MacFarlane – In Full Swing
Sarah McLachlan – Wonderland
(Various Artists) -Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide) – WINNER

Best Dance Recording:

Bonobo f/ Innov Gnawa – “Bambro Koyo Ganda”
Camelphat & Elderbrook – “Cola”
Gorillaz f/ DRAM – “Andromeda”
LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite” – WINNER
Odesza f/ WYNNE & Mansionair – “Line of Sight”

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Bonobo – Migration
Kraftwerk – 3-D The Catalogue – WINNER
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Odesza – A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso – What Now

Best Rock Performance:

Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker” – WINNER
Chris Cornell – “The Promise”
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Kaleo – “No Good”
Nothing More – “Go To War”

Best Metal Performance:

August Burns Red – “Invisible Enemy”
Body Count – “Black Hoodie”
Code Orange – “Forever”
Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse” – WINNER
Meshuggah – “Clockworks”

Best Rock Song:

Metallica – “Atlas, Rise!”
K.Flay – “Blood In The Cut”
Nothing More – “Go To War”
Foo Fighters – “Run” – WINNER
Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”

Best Rock Album:

Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding – WINNER

Best Alternative Music Album:

Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humanz
LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
The National – Sleep Well Beast – WINNER

Best Remixed Recording:

“Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)” – Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
“Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix)” – SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
“Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)” – Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
“A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)” – Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
“You Move (Latroit Remix)” – Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode) – WINNER

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin – WINNER
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video:

“Up All Night” — Beck
“Makeba” — Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
“1-800-273-8255” — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

 

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