- Taylor swift and Kendrick Lamar wins big at 2016 Grammys
- Kendrick Lamar won five awards on the night
- Other winners are Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and bruno Mars
The 88 edition of the Grammy awards, held on Monday, witnessed singer, Taylor swift, take home the enviable album of the year award.
The singer who also took home awards for best pop vocal album and best music video for her track Bad Blood is the first woman to win the coveted album of the year award twice.
Swift who was surprised at the awards, in her acceptance speech, Taylor swift advised the young women to as they climb the ladder of success, there are people bound to undermine their success or take credit for their fame. She advised them to focus on their work and don’t be worried by the actions of others.
“if you focus on your work and don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you'll know it was you and the people that love you that put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world, she added.
Swift’s album was released in 2014 but came out too late to be eligible for last year's awards so was finally recognized at this year's ceremony.
Next, with big wins on the night was Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the most prizes on the night with five awards. Lamar's wins included best rap album for To Pimp A Butterfly; best rap song and rap performance for Alright; best rap/sung collaboration and best music video, which he shared with Swift for Bad Blood.
Other winners on the night were British singer, Ed Sheeran, who also won his first two Grammys for song of the year and best pop solo performance for his number one hit, Thinking Out Loud. A surprised Sheeran beat Lamar, Swift, country group Little Big Town and Wiz Khalifa to the song of the year accolade.
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Alabama Shakes were triple winners. They collected best alternative music album while their song Don't Wanna Fight won best rock song and rock performance. The Weeknd also picked up two Grammys for best urban contemporary album and best R&B performance.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars also won two awards for their hit Uptown Funk, including record of the year, while Meghan Trainor was named best new artist. British rock band Muse also won best rock album for Drones, and Tony Bennett collected his 18th Grammy for best traditional pop vocal album.
Justin Bieber also won his first Grammy for his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, winning best dance recording for Where Are U Now.
As earlier announced the grammy witnessed performances from the likes of coveted winner, Taylor Swift, Lamar, Adele, Ellie Goulding, James Bay and The Weeknd.
Rihanna who was due perform pulled out at the last minute on doctor's orders due to bronchitis.
There were also a number of acts who gave tribute performances - Lady Gaga sang a medley of David Bowie songs, Jackson Browne and The Eagles performed in honour of Glenn Frey and Stevie Wonder remembered Earth Wind and Fire's Maurice White.