Kendrick Lamar, U2, Dave Chappelle open 2018 Grammys with political performance

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The Stones picked up a Grammy Award for traditional blues album for their covers Blue & Lonesome. People dressed as soldiers marched on stage with shoes that lit up orange in the black light. As Lamar rapped, each of the dancers fell to the ground as gunshot sounds played over the performance. This was just a brief interruption as Lamar transitioned into another performance, rapping "New Freezer" with the help of a single drummer.

Chappelle interjected once again, "Is this OK with CBS?". This award goes to the performing artist, the producer, recording engineer and/or mixer for that song instead of an album full of songs.

Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne will perform a tribute to victims of gun violence in honor of those lost when a gunman opened fire on country music concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas in October.

With the focus on performances over awards evident from the onset of the James Corden-hosted show - although there were a whopping 83 gongs to be handed out - there were many a tiresome moments. I'd bet a majority of critics would favor "Humble", another excellent effort by rapper extraordinaire Lamar. Part of U2's performance was reported to be pre-taped from a barge in the middle of the Hudson river.

Kendrick Lamar performs during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in NY on January 28, 2018.

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Kendrick Lamar's performance was epic on all levels. That includes, Best Rap Performance, Rap Song and Music Video for "HUMBLE", as well as Best Rap Performance for "LOYALTY" featuring Rihanna and Best Rap Album for "DAMN".

"In the rock section, winners included the late Leonard Cohen for Best Rock Performance ('You Want It Darker"), Foo Fighters for Best Rock Song ('Run') and The War On Drugs for Best Rock Album ('A Deeper Understanding').

Lamar spoke about some of the artists in the room who had influenced him, saying: "I got a lot of guys in this building that I still idolise to this day - Jay-Z, Nas, Puff". Kendrick segued into his hit "DNA" and continued with a medley of songs.

Saturday Night Live wasn't the only show to go live from NY this weekend.

Later in the powerful performance, Lamar rapped his lyrics to "D.N.A." in a jaw-dropping finale. Either artist could make history and become the first rapper to win record of the year and the third to win album of the year. With years worth of major-label support behind her, Cara is a high-profile industry darling who was getting nominated for best-new-artist categories at other awards shows in 2016 off the strength of her 2015 breakthrough single, Here.

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