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Twitter Reacts to Rihanna Hitting the Gwara Gwara and More Highlights From Last Night's Grammys

Rihanna hitting the popular South African dance, was our favorite part of the entire show.

Last night the 60th Grammys commenced in New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The night was full of memorable moments. Bruno Mars swept the top awards, winning a total of six gramophones, including Record, Album, and Song of the Year. He hit the stage with Cardi B for a colorful performance of their 90's New Jack Swing-Inspired hit "Finesse."


Kendrick Lamar also won big, taking home a total of five awards including best "Best Rap Album," "Best Music Video," and "Best Rap Performance" for his Rihanna-assited hit, "Loyalty." The rapper opened the show with a stunning, politically-charged performance featuring U2 and Dave Chapelle. You can check it out below.

Back to Rihanna for a second, though. The singer tore down the house during her performance of "Wild Thoughts" with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller. Offering a salsa-influenced performance, before hitting the South African "Gwara Gwara"—no not the stanky leg or the shimmy or whatever—during a fiery choreographed dance sequence.

It was one of our favorite moments of the night and Twitter couldn't seem to get enough either.


We also received stirring performances from the likes of SZA and Childish Gambino, who won Best Traditional R&B; Performance for his soulful hit, "Redbone."

Artists like SZA however, despite being the most nominated female artists with 5 nominations, were notably snubbed—as were the majority of the women performers nominated last night. Only 17 out of the 86 awards went to women or women-led bands. While many artists were showing support for the #TimesUp movement, it seems like another movement is underway to challenge the male-dominated industry.

And always, it wouldn't be the Grammys if Lady Blacksmith Mambazo didn't win in the "World Music" category, would it? Well they took home their 5th one last night, and once again, we are over her trying to figure out what exactly "World Music" even means, and why African artists are repeatedly boxed into this one category. We're about 98.9 percent sure we'll be wondering the same thing again next year.

Congratulations to the talented group nonetheless.


See the full list of 2018 Grammy winners below:

Record of the Year: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Album of the Year: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist: Alessia Cara

Best Pop Solo Performance: "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

Best Pop Vocal Album: (Divide) by Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording: "Tonite" by LCD Soundsystem

Best Dance/Electronic Album: 3-D The Catalogue by Kraftwerk

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Prototype by Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Rock Performance: "You Want It Darker" by Leonard Cohen

Best Metal Performance: "Sultan's Curse" by Mastodon

Best Rock Song: "Run" by Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album: A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album: Sleep Well Beast by The National

Best R&B; Performance: "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars

Best Traditional R&B; Performance: "Redbone" by Childish Gambino

Best R&B; Song: "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Starboy by The Weeknd

Best R&B; Album: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Best Rap Performance: "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Performance: "LOYALTY." by Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song: "HUMBLE." — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Rap Album: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Solo Performance: "Either Way" by Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "Better Man" by Little Big Town

Best Country Song: "Broken Halos" by Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album: From a Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album: Dancing On Water by Peter Kater

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Miles Beyond" by John McLaughlin, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dreams and Daggers by Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Rebirth by Billy Childs

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Bringin' It by Christian McBride Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album: Jazz Tango by Pablo Ziegler Trio

Best Gospel Performance/Song: "Never Have To Be Alone" by CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: "What A Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship

Best Gospel Album: Let Them Fall in Love by CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Chain Breaker by Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album: Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope by Reba McEntire

Best Latin Pop Album: El Dorado by Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Residente by Residente

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas by Aida Cuevas

Best Tropical Latin Album: Salsa Big Band by Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Best American Roots Performance: "Killer Diller Blues" by Alabama Shakes

Best American Roots Song: "If We Were Vampires" by Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Best Bluegrass Album: Laws Of Gravity by The Infamous Stringdusters tied with All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] by Rhonda Vincent And The Rage

Best Traditional Blues Album: Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones

Best Contemporary Blues Album: TajMo by Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'

Best Folk Album: Mental Illness by Aimee Mann

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Kalenda by Lost Bayou Ramblers

Best Reggae Album: Stony Hill, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Best World Music Album: Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Children's Album: Feel What U Feel by Lisa Loeb

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Best Comedy Album: The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas by Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album: Dear Evan Hansen — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: La La Land by Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: La La Land by Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media: "How Far I'll Go" — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho)

Best Instrumental Composition: "Three Revolutions" — Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: "Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can" — John Williams, arranger

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Putin" — Randy Newman, arranger

Best Recording Package: El Orisha De La Rosa by Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz) tied with Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition) by Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz

Best Album Notes: Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

Best Historical Album: Leonard Bernstein – The Composer — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: 24K Magic — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)

Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin

Best Remixed Recording: "You Move (Latroit Remix)" — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

Best Surround Sound Album: Early Americans — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording: Berg: Wozzeck — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus)

Best Choral Performance: Bryars: The Fifth Century — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Death & The Maiden — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Transcendental — Daniil Trifonov

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Crazy Girl Crazy – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)

Best Classical Compendium: Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Higdon: Viola Concerto — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Best Music Video: "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones by (Various Artists)

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By now you've heard that Kanye West delayed the release of his new album, Yandhi, to finish recording in "what is known as Africa."

"He wants to draw inspiration from the earth there," TMZ quoted Kanye as saying two weeks ago. "I felt this energy when I was in Chicago," Kanye mentioned then, "I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go, to find out what it's really called, and just grab the soil."

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Kanye gifted President Museveni—a man who is accused internationally of overseeing the torture and unjust imprisonment of musician and opposition politician Bobi Wine—a pair of white sneakers.

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