Dallas native Lisa Loeb finally won her first Grammy award Sunday night, more than 20 years after her only other nomination. The singer and Hockaday School grad -- best known for her 1994 hit "Stay (I Missed You)" -- won the best children's album trophy for Feel What U Feel.
It was a rare bright spot for North Texas artists at the 60th annual awards show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Most of the other musicians with local ties went home empty-handed, including Burleson native Kelly Clarkson, country singers Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, rap producer J. White, and jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn.
R&B/pop singer Bruno Mars won six awards and swept the major categories, winning album-of-the-year for 24K Magic, record-of-the-year for its title track, and song-of-the-year for co-writing "That's What I Like." Rapper Kendrick Lamar won five awards, including rap album for Damn. and rap song for "Humble."
Ed Sheeran, who had been snubbed in the major categories, won best pop vocal album for Divide and the pop vocal trophy for "Shape of You." Alessia Cara, best known for tackling the feminine beauty myth in "Scars to Your Beautiful," was named best new artist.
The show was one of the most political Grammys in recent memory. Lamar kicked things off in front of a giant American flag, rapping as dancers collapsed to the sound of gunshots: "The only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America is being an honest black man in America," comedian Dave Chappelle said in a mid-song cameo.
Host James Corden and several artists took shots at President Donald Trump. In one comic skit, Snoop Dogg, Cher and Hillary Clinton read out loud from Michael Wolff's best-seller about Trump, Fire and Fury.
Cuban-born singer Camila Cabello spoke about protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, while the Irish rock band U2 performed near New York Harbor, in front of the Statue of Liberty, with Bono singing through a bullhorn painted in stars and stripes.
While the music industry has been largely silent in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals, musicians showed their support Sunday by wearing white roses on the red carpet in solidarity with the Time's Up movement. Elton John sang "Tiny Dancer" with a white rose atop his grand piano.
But the most dramatic moment arrived as an emotional Kesha and a dozen women dressed in white sang "Praying," her tale about being sexually assaulted. Introducing the song, Janelle Monae gave a fiery speech saying "time's up for pay inequality, time's up for discrimination, time's up for harassment of any kind, and time's up for the abuse of power."
"We come in peace," she said, "but we mean business."