Big wins all around.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards have not yet aired, but some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B are already laying claim to the coveted trophy ahead of Sunday evening's broadcast.
Where rap is concerned, Kendrick Lamar has been named winner of Best Rap Song, Best Rap Perfromance and Best Music Video, all for his "HUMBLE." single. Other names that were in the running included the likes of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow," Rapsody's "Sassy," Migos "Bad and Boujee," and Jay-Z's "Story of O.J."
Elsewhere, The Weekend's Starboy took home the trophy for Best Urban Contemporary Album while Bruno Mars held onto the Best R&B Album win for 24K Magic in addition to the Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance categories for his "That's What I Like" single. Moreover, Childish Gambino's "Redbone" single won the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
You could also catch HBO's The Defiant Ones documentary, which chronicled the friendship and busieness partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine,earning a golden gramophone for the category of Best Music Film.
Given past criticisms of the Recording Academy's blatant exclusion of Hip-Hop and R&B artists in years past, especially when it comes to major categories such as Album Of The Year, Song of The Year, and Record of The Year, this year is a refreshing change of pace where fans can see even see likes of SZA, Tyler, The Creator, and 6LACK hosted on the same platform as eve the most mainstream of artists.
Check out the full list of winners and nominees of this year's Grammy ceremony here.