Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga Win Big At 2019 Grammy

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Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino led the 61st Annual Grammy Awards with four wins each. Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover picked up the Best Music Video award for his socially-conscious single, “This Is America.” The song also won Best Rap/Sung Performance, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Glover did not attend the show.

Country star Musgraves’s four awards included Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies,” Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy,” Best Country Album for “Golden Hour” and Album of the Year for “Golden Hour.”

After picking up the album of the year honor, Musgraves praised the other artists nominated in the category.

“Winning this doesn’t make my album any better than anyone else’s,” she said.

Lady Gaga followed with three awards, including the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance honor for “Shallow,” with her A Star Is Born director and co-star Bradley Cooper.

The show kicked off Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Camila Cabello delivering a powerful performance of her hit single Havana. She was joined by Latin music superstars, J Balvin, Ricky Martin and jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

During her performance, Cuban-American singer Cabello was surrounded by backup dancers and an extra who held up a newspaper with the headline “Build Bridges Not Walls,” in an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s demand that Congress fund his border wall.

Alicia Keys, who was tapped to host the ceremony, then took the stage and introduced her “sisters” — Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, former first lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez, each of whom shared stories about music giving them strength and hope.

A total of 14 of the 84 Grammys were presented during the live broadcast, which started at 8pm ET. The rest of the awards were handed out during a pre-show hosted by Shaggy, that streamed live on grammy.com.

Below is the full list of winners .

Best Comedy Album

Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album

The Band’s Visit

Best Alternative Music Album



Best Instrumental Composition

Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil) from BlacKkKlansman

Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Stars And Stripes Forever

John Daversa

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Spiderman Theme

Randy Waldman

Best Recording Package


Willo Perron, art director St. Vincent

Best Recording Package

Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & “Weird Al” Yankovic, art directors

Best Album Notes

Voices Of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented By William Ferris

David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical



Best Remixed Recording

Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)

Mura Masa, Remixer HAIM

Best Immersive Audio Album

Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition

Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson, & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Steve Gadd Band

Steve Gadd

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Never Alone

Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

You Say

Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

Best Roots Gospel Album


Jason Crabb

Best World Music Album


Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media winner

Black Panther

Ludwig Goransson, Composer

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Best Song Written For Visual Media


Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

Best New Age Album

Opium Moon

Opium Moon

Best American Roots Performance

The Joke

Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song

The Joke

Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best Americana Album

By The Way, I Forgive You

Brandi Carlile

Best Bluegrass Album

The Travelin’ McCourys

Travelin’ McCourys

Best Traditional Blues Album

The Blues Is Alive And Well

Buddy Guy

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Please Don’t Be Dead

Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album

All Ashore

Punch Brothers

Best Children’s Album

All The Sounds

Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio, Books & Storytelling)

Faith-A Journey For All

President Jimmy Carter

Best Latin Pop Album


Claudia Brant

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album



Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

¡Mexico Por Siempre!

Luis Miguel

Best Tropical Latin Album


Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best Regional Roots Music Album

No ‘Ane’I

Kalani Pe’a

Best Music Video

This Is America

Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

Best Music Film


Quincy Jones; Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones video directors; Paula Dupre Pesmen, video producer

Best Country Solo Performance


Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Dan + Shay

Best Country Song

Space Cowboy

Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best Pop Solo Performance

Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)

Lady Gaga

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

My Way

Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album


Ariana Grande

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11

Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11

Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs

Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

Best Choral Performance

McLoskey: Zealot Canticles

Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Anderson, Laurie: Landfall

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental

Kernis: Violin Concerto

James Ehnes;Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Songs Of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi

Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles

Best Classical Compendium

Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush

JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Kernis: Violin Concerto

Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Woman Worldwide

Justice Music

Best Reggae Album


Sting & Shaggy

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Don’t Fence Me In

John Daversa, soloist

Best Dance Recording


Silk City & DUA LIPA Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Window

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album


The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom

John Daversa

Best Latin Jazz Album

Back To The Sunset

Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Best R&B Performance

Best Part

H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance (TIE)

Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand

Leon Bridges


How Deep Is Your Love

PJ Morton Featuring Yebba

Best R&B Song

Boo’d Up

Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Everything is Love

Beyonce and Jay-Z (The Carters)

Best Rock Performance

When Bad Does Good

Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance

Electric Messiah

High On Fire

Best Rock Song


Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

Best Rock Album

From The Fires

Greta Van Fleet

Best Rap Performance (TIE)

King’s Dead

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake



Anderson Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance

This Is America

Childish Gambino

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Pharrell Williams

Awards Announced on Live Broadcast:

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Song of the Year

This Is America

Childish Gambino

Best Country Album

Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves

Best Rap Album

God’s Plan


Best New Artist

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Record of the Year

This Is America

Childish Gambino

Album of the Year

Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves

Best R&B Album



Best Rap Song

God’s Plan

Aubrey Graham (Drake), Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album

Invasion Of Privacy

Cardi B


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