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Skrillex and Diplo triumph at the Grammys

The pair were the winners in both dance music categories

2016 Feb 16     
2 Bit Thugs

Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamarr didn't have too bad a night of it, either

The 58th Grammy Awards ceremony took place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles last night. The Grammys have just two dance music-specific categories - Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album - and this year, both went to Skrillex and Diplo's Jack Ü project.

Their album Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü took the Best Dance/Electronic Album prize, beating Caribou's Our Love, The Chemical Brothers' Born In The Echoes, Disclosure's Caracal and Jamie xx's In Colour. Best Dance Recording was awarded to the Justin Bieber-featuring single Where Are Ü Now, also from the album, which saw off competition from Above & Beyond, The Chemical Brothers ft Q-Tip, Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar and Galantis.

Diplo (on his own) was also nominated in the Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) category, but didn't win. The Record Of The Year award went to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk, while Dave Audé's remix of Uptown Funk won the Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical) award.

Over in the urban categories, meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar (who had more nominations than anyone else this year, with his name in the hat for no fewer than 11 awards) went home with four awards: Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for Alright and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for These Walls.

D'Angelo & The Vanguard won Best R&B Song for Really Love and Best R&B Album for Black Messiah, The Weeknd won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind The Beast and Best R&B Performance for Earned It, and Lalah Hathaway's Little Ghetto Boy won Best Traditional R&B Performance.





Tags: Skrillex, Diplo, Jack Ü, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, D'Angelo, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars