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Grammys 2018: Why You Shouldn’t Be Shocked That Bruno Mars Beat Kendrick Lamar

Oh, wait – you think the Grammy is supposed to go to the year's best album? That's sweet. Stay gold, Ponyboy. This has literally never been the way the Grammys worked and never will be, so stop chewing that sock pretending it's a cookie. Of course Bruno Mars beat Kendrick Lamar. Everybody knew he would. The Grammys are comedy gold, and giving Album of the Year to Bruno instead of Kendrick will

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2018: Why You Shouldn't Be Shocked That Bruno Mars Beat Kendrick Lamar

Grammys 2018: 12 Things You Didn’t See or Hear on TV

Awards shows are made-for-TV spectacles, full of quick cuts and closeups designed to reveal a performance's emotional intensity. It'd be impossible to truly capture the excitement and, in some cases, bemusement of the nearly 20,000 fans (and a few rows of celebrities) who filled New York City's Madison Square Garden last night for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Here's what you missed

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2018: 12 Things You Didn't See or Hear on TV

Vampire Weekend’s Debut Album: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Ten years ago, the members of Vampire Weekend were being interviewed about their sudden success and the blogosphere's misgivings about their pedigree – specifically the fact that the band comprised four Ivy League grads with a penchant for polo shirts and boat shoes. "For me, it was a cool idea to strive

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Vampire Weekend's Debut Album: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Grammys 2018: 20 Best and Worst Moments

At the 60th iteration of Music's Biggest Night, Kendrick Lamar owned the opening, Kesha and Janelle Monáe delivered stirring calls-to-arms, Patti LuPone reprised her classic Evita role, and Sting and Shaggy refused to cede the spotlight. Here's the best and worst of a night where Dave Chappelle played unofficial host and comedians played with adorable pug pups in the crowd.