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There was no hip hop hooray Sunday night.
Bruno Mars won the Grammy for album of the year with “24K Magic,” squelching hopes that an album by a hip-hop artist would win the Recording Academy’s top prize for a third time.
Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” won the album of the year Grammy in 1999, and Outkast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” won in 2004.
Mars was up against “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino, “4:44” by JAY-Z, “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar and “Melodrama” by Lorde for album of the year.
The race was closely watched as it marked one of the few times in the 60-year history of the Grammys there were no white males nominated in the category.
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