The 61 st Grammy Awards saw vivid performances by great artists. The evening saw more female artists grabbing the top honours. The ceremony was hosted by Alicia Keys at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga. Childish Gambino, Cardi B stole the limelight with multiple awards in top categories
Kacey Musgraves’s Golden Hour won Album of the year. Along with that Musgraves won other three honours including best country album, best country song and best country solo performance.
Ariana Grenade, won her first ever Grammy award in Best Pop Vocal Album category for her LP, Sweetner. Carbi B broke record becoming the first solo female to take home a rap album Grammy award.
Late Chris Gonell was awarded the posthumous Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance.
The event witnessed a vibrant performance by Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Little Big Town as tribute to the legendary singer Dolly Patron.
Here are the list of winners:
Album of the year : Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Record of the year : Childish Gambino – This Is America
Best new artist : Dua Lipa
Best rap album : Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy – WINNER
Best R&B album : H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Best rap song : Drake – God’s Plan
Best country album : Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Song of the year : Childish Gambino – This Is America
Best pop duo/group performance : Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Best pop solo performance : Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)
Best pop vocal album : Ariana Grande – Sweetener
Best traditional pop vocal album : Willie Nelson – My Way
Best alternative music album : Beck – Colors
Best country solo performance : Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies
Best country duo/group performance : Dan + Shay – Tequila
Best country song : Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy
Best gospel album: Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
Best Latin pop album : Claudia Brant – Sincera
Best Americana album : Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media : The Greatest Showman
Best song written for visual media : Shallow — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Best music video : This Is America — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers
Best comedy album : Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle
Best dance/electronic album : Woman Worldwide — Justice
Best rap performance : Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – King’s Dead – TIE Anderson .Paak – Bubblin – TIE
Best traditional R&B performance : Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand – TIE, PJ Morton ft Yebba – How Deep Is Your Love – TIE
Best R&B song : Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Best rap/sung performance : Childish Gambino – This Is America, Producer of the year, non-classical Pharrell Williams
Best rock song : St Vincent – Masseduction
Best rock performance : Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good
Best rock album : Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires
Best metal performance : High on Fire – Electric Messiah
Best urban contemporary album : The Carters – Everything Is Love