Kendrick Lamar took the Grammys stage by storm on Sunday evening with Imagine Dragons, performing a mashup of the band's "Radioactive" with "M.A.A.D City" from his album, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City," which was nominated for the Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.
Lamar was nominated for five other awards, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for "Swimming Pools" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Now or Never." Lamar is a first-time nominee at this year's Grammy Awards.
Lamar's debut studio album, which ranked No. 2 on the Billboard 200, has earned him extensive critical acclaim. Considered to be one of the most talented rappers currently in the game, Lamar was crowned GQ's Rapper of the Year. His verse on Big Sean's "Control," was arguably the most significant of the year, calling out the demise of his peers and today's hottest rising emcees, spurring response track after response track for weeks.
Other performances at the 56th annual Grammy Awards included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Katy Perry and John Legend.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards were hosted by LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. For the full Grammys coverage, check out the live blog below:
01/26/2014 11:46 PM EST
Because The Grammys Aren't Live Because This Isn't 2014 Apparently
call your relatives on the west coast and tell them it's not worth it #grammys— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:36 PM EST
Daft Punk Dominated Grammys Night
"Random Access Memories" was named Album of the Year, the fifth total Grammy Award Daft Punk won on Sunday night.
01/26/2014 11:32 PM EST
Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy. And I will never stop shaking. #PatheticFanGirlOfTheYear— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:31 PM EST
Beyonce lays her eyes on Pharrell's hat, reacts accordingly #Grammys http://t.co/6LlaZFKN1N— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) 1 year ago
01/26/2014 11:30 PM EST
Billie Joe Armstrong Is The Lead Singer Of Green Day
punk is dad http://t.co/euoxLezLMb— Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:29 PM EST
Matt Drudge Weighs In On The Grammys
GAY WEDDINGS AT GRAMMYS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:27 PM EST
Do You Agree?
Kacey Musgraves is what Sandra Bullock would look like as a country star #Grammys— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) 6 years ago
01/26/2014 11:24 PM EST
The Grammys' In Memoriam Segment; Or ...
And now, with the evening's 57,000th piano recital...— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:22 PM EST
This Is What Madonna Looked Like During "Same Love"