Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar Win Big at 2016 Grammys
Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 58th annual Grammy Awards Monday night, with Swift picking up three trophies, including Album of the Year, for her smash 1989 . With the win, Swift became the first female artist ever to win Album of the Year twice, following her 2010 win for Fearless. Lamar, who led this year’s Grammy field with 11 nominations, took home five awards. The rapper opened the night with a sweep of rap categories, collecting Best Rap Album for , Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his “Alright” as well as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his “These Walls” featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat. The rapper also filled the stage with To Pimp a Butterfly an extraordinary, fiery and cathartic performance of “The Blacker the Berry,” “Alright” and a blistering new song. Swift’s winning ways started immediately as the singer was awarded the very first Grammy in the pre-show ceremony, with 1989 garnering Best Pop Vocal Album. Prior to this year’s awards, Swift had nine Grammys in her trophy case; she upped that total by three by the time Music’s Biggest Night had ended. Swift, with seven nominations, was also recruited to open the show, with the singer delivering “Out of the Woods” in a sparkling jumpsuit alongside Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff on guitar.
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