It was a clean sweep for rapper Kendrick Lamar at the 58th Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb 15, when he bagged five trophies for his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.
Singer Taylor Swift was honoured with the Album of the Year Grammy Award for 1989 at the gala, where Indian-origin filmmaker Asif Kapadia won the golden gramophone for his film ‘Amy’.
Kapadia’s Amy, a documentary on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, got the Best Music Film Award at Grammys. The filmmaker, born and brought up in London, was excited more so as the Grammy Award comes to him after his victory at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.
“Amazing! Thank you Grammys! Amy wins Best Music Film,” Kapadia tweeted.
Meanwhile, Anoushka Shankar, who was nominated for the fifth time at the Grammys this year, failed to bag an award for her album Home. She has never won a Grammy, but was happy as this time she became the first Indian-origin musician to be a presenter at the event — and she looked pretty in blue in a creation by Indian designer Manish Arora.
There were other Indian connects too with Bengaluru-based Grammy winner Ricky Kej who had composed, produced and mixed South African musician Wouter Kellerman’s latest album Love Language.
Aishwarya, lost the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category to Sylva by Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest.