Partial list of winners in top categories at the Grammys

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R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, denying rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honour of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to win the coveted album of the year award.

He'd already won for rap/sung collaboration (with Rihanna), rap performance ("Humble"), rap song ("Humble") and music video (ditto). On Sunday, Lamar was joined onstage by a cadre of dancers in camouflage.

Double winners included Jason Isbell, Justin Hurwitz, CeCe Winans and Chris Stapleton.

His critically acclaimed 2015 album,"To Pimp A Butterfly" earned 11 Grammy nominations and won five.

McEntire won an early Grammy for best roots gospel album for, "Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope".

Kendrick Lamar accepts the best rap album Grammy for "Damn". 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.

Kendrick Lamar managed to beat out the incredibly challenging competition this year including hip-hop veterans like Jay-Z.

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Neo-funk music got a big thumbs up at Sunday's 60th Grammy Awards. Less expected was a win for Philadelphia band The War On Drugs for "A Deeper Understanding", released in August 2017.

Americana favorite Jason Isbell picked up Best American Roots Song for "If We Were Vampires" and Best Americana Album for "The Nashville Sound", while Aimee Mann took home Best Folk Album for "Mental Illness".

Indeed, in his show-closing acceptance speech for his award-winning album, Mars, 32, singled out Babyface, Teddy Riley and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis - four of the most successful R&B songwriters and producers of the '80s and '90s - as key influences. Artists are expected to wear white roses as a symbol of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment as the #MeToo movement spreads from Hollywood to the music industry.

Alongside Cardi B, Mars performed the song Finesse on music's biggest stage, bringing the crowd to their feet.

Cara said she was wearing a white rose to show support to women not just in the entertainment industry.

This continues Kendrick's growing streak of memorable performances at the awards show, dating back to his Grammy stage debut alongside Imagine Dragons in 2014, where they played a mashup of "m.A.A.d City" and "Radioactive".

Before the performance, Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne performed an emotional rendition of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" - written after his son died - in honour of the 58 people who died at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas a year ago.