Taylor Swift wins top Grammy Award, Kendrick Lamar wins 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year. There will be people along the way that will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. Beyonce also seemed to make a statement when she presented the final award for the night, record of the year. Swift, who won the album of the year Grammy for “Fearless” in 2009, walked away Monday with three awards, including best pop vocal album and music video for “Bad Blood,” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alabama Shakes’ three wins included best alternative music album for “Sound & Color,” as well as rock song and rock performance for “Don’t Wanna Fight,” which they performed. Stapleton lost best country song to “Girl Crush” songwriters Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, while the group behind “Girl Crush” — Little Big Town — won best country duo/group performance for the hit track. Lady Gaga was in David Bowie-inspired makeup and gear as she ran through 10 of the icon’s hits, including Space Oddity, ”Changes, ”Fame, ”Let’s Dance and Heroes. Stevie Wonder, joined with Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix, sang “That’s the Way of the World” in honor of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, while members of the Eagles and Jackson Browne sang “Take It Easy” for Glenn Frey. “Rihanna’s doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords,” a statement from her representative read. Recording Academy CEO said Lauryn Hill, who was supposed to surprise the audience by performing with the Weeknd, said Hill showed up for dress rehearsal but didn’t make it in time for the show.

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