For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, the Recording Academy returns to January 2018, when Kenrick Lamar opened the 60th GRAMMY Awards with a powerful, poignant performance featuring special guests Bono and The Edge of U2 and Dave Chapelle. Kung-Fu Kenny served up golden bars from "XXX." and "DNA."—both off his 2017 masterpiece, DAMN.—as well as "New Freezer," his feature with Rich The Kid, and "King's Dead," from the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack.
Kendrick took home five GRAMMYs for DAMN. that night, sweeping all four rap categories. The LP earned him the golden gramophone for Best Rap Album, and its massive hit single, "HUMBLE.," won for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video. His Rihanna collab, "LOYALTY.," saw the powerhouse pair take home Best Rap/Sung Performance.