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Grammys 2018: The speeches you need to see

Ralph Bristout

 // Jan 29, 2018

That's a wrap. The 2018 Grammy Awards is officially in the history books, which means the stats, performances, and snubs are all up for discussion. And speaking of discussion, there were plenty of highlights at the podium. From Kendrick Lamar unofficially nominating JAY-Z for President to Janelle Monae's stirring Time's Up PSA, the speeches below got all the people talking.

BEST NEW ARTIST: Alessia Cara

While SZA seemed like a sure shot, singer Alessia Cara picked up the top up-and-coming honor. Cara beat out Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, and SZA to receive the title of best new artist.

Alessia Cara Wins Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech | 60th GRAMMYs
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Dave Chappelle pushes for A Tribe Called Quest

While introducing the category that A Tribe Called Quest's We got it from Here... Thank You For Your Service, Dave Chappelle acknowledges the snub of their 2016 album from the ceremony.

BEST RAP ALBUM: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

"Jay for President."

Kendrick Lamar DAMN | Best Rap Album | 60th GRAMMYs
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BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE: Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna "Loyalty"

With the legendary Tony Bennett in tow (throwing two thumbs up), K. Dot and Rih Rih congratulate each other on the big win for their DAMN. collaboration.

BEST COMEDY ALBUM: Dave Chappelle

Put some Grammy respect on his name. For his 2017 specials "The Age Of Spin" and "Deep In The Heart Of Texas," Dave Chappelle picked up his first-ever Grammy award and shared perhaps the best acceptance speech of the night.

Dave Chappelle Wins Best Comedy Album | Acceptance Speech | 60th GRAMMYs
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Janelle Monae's powerful Time's Up message

It may not have been an acceptance speech, but Janelle Monae lifted every voice and in doing so, delivered an empowering message as she introduced Kesha to the stage.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

In accepting his award for Album of the Year, Bruno Mars thanked his fellow nominees and more.

Bruno Mars Wins Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech | 60th GRAMMYs
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Camila Capello supports the Dreamers

Before introducing a performance by U2, pop star Camila Cabello took a moment to recognize the dreams of all the children of undocumented immigrants who are fighting to remain in the country. As she tells it, they're story is no different from hers. "I'm here on this stage tonight because, just like the DREAMers, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up. And honestly no part of my journey is any different from theirs," she shared. "I'm a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in Eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City, and all I know is, just like dreams, these kids can't be forgotten and are worth fighting for." The passionate speech drew a clamoring applause from the audience.

Dave Chappelle's Kendrick Lamar Interlude

Popping up out of nowhere during Kendrick Lamar's fiery award show opener, Chappelle delivered a notable Grammy moment when he grabbed the mic to let some truth fly. With his third entry on this list, it's safe to say who are vote is for hosting duties next year.

Logic: "Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly

Holding nothing back, Logic followed up his powerful performance of "1-800-273-8255" with an impassioned speech that addressed race, equality, race and Donald Trump's controversial comments about "shithole" countries.

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