Kendrick Lamar was the king of the Grammy Awards -- picking up five awards, including best rap album for "DAMN." and best rap/sung performance for "Loyalty," with Rihanna. "This is special, man. I got a lot of guys in this building that I still idolize today," said Lamar, naming Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy as inspirations.
Hillary Clinton made a cameo appearance during a segment that aired during the Grammys on Sunday night. She "auditioned" to be a contender for a spoken word Grammy, reading a segment about President Trump's eating habits in "Fire and Fury."
Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn together known as the band Sylvan Esso sit down with the reporter David Menconi in their Durham studio on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to talk Grammys, emotions and politics. Their most recent album "What Now" recently received a Grammy nomination for best electronic/dance album.
The Grammy’s have embraced Hip Hop and R&B for its 2018 nominations. Jay-Z has earned eight nominations while Kendrick Lamar picked up seven. Other nominees include; Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee.