The 65th annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday (Feb. 5) at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles.
This year’s ceremony hosted by Comedian Randy Rainbow featured performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, DJ Khaled alongside JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy, and The Blind Boys of Alabama.
The three-hour program also celebrated 50 years of hip hop with a star-studded medley that featured some of the genres biggest icons including Rakim, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Public Enemy, Scarface, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, Nelly and many more.
Additionally, Lil Wayne received the Global Impact Award for his contributions to music, and Takeoff’s memory was honored with a soulful and heartwarming tribute by Quavo.
Keep reading to see the full winners list in the rap and R&B categories. Congratulations to the winners.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Harry’s House—Harry Styles
BEST NEW ARTIST
RECORD OF THE YEAR
“About Damn Time”—Lizzo
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Just Like That”— Bonnie Raitt
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Easy On Me”—Adele
BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
BEST RAP ALBUM
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers—Kendrick Lamar
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Unholy”—Sam Smith f. Kim Petras
BEST R&B SONG
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Tobias Jesso Jr.
BEST RAP SONG
“The Heart Part 5”—Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE
“WAIT FOR U”—Future f. Drake & Tems
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“The Heart Part 5”—Kendrick Lamar
pgLang/TDE/Aftermath/Interscope | Anthony Saleh, Emagen | Brent Smith, Wasserman
BEST R&B ALBUM
Black Radio III—Robert Glasper
BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
Gemini Rights—Steve Lacy
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Hrs & Hrs”—Muni Long
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA”—Beyoncé
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC RECORDING
“BREAK MY SOUL”—Beyoncé
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“All Too Well: The Short Film”—Taylor Swift
BEST COMEDY ALBUM
The Closer—Dave Chappelle