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South African Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bags Grammy For The Fifth Time


South African band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, emerged victorious once again at this year’s Grammys. The band took home the Grammy for Best World Music album at Sunday’s Grammys. They got the award for their album, ‘Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Collection’.


 Also nominated for ‘Children’s Album’, the band only took home the World Music award. This is the fifth time the group has bagged a Grammy award.   Other winners from last night’s show include:

Best Pop Vocal Album: ″÷” (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best R&B Album: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Performance: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars 

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino

Best R&B Song: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Starboy” — The Weeknd 

Best Rap Album: “DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Performance: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar 

Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE.”Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Reggae Album: “Stony Hill” — Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin 

Producer Of the Year, Classical: David Frost

Best Gospel Album: “Let Them Fall In Love” — CeCe Winans 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical24K Magic — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “What A Beautiful Name” — Hillsong Worship

Best Music Video: Humble. — Kendrick Lamar 

Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones — (Various Artists) 

Best Musical Theater Album: “Dear Evan Hansen” — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording) 

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