From Kacey Musgraves to Cardi B, Women Win Big at 2019 Grammys

February 11, 2019

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, which were held Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featured fresh new faces alongside iconic artists whose talents are timeless. Hosted by Alicia Keys, music’s biggest night gave away several record-breaking wins as well as thrilling performances that still have the internet talking.

Music’s biggest night was not short of star-studded performances. Camila Cabello opened the show with a high-energy performance of “Havana” and was joined onstage by Ricky Martin, J Balvin, Young Thug & Arturo Sandoval.

Host Alicia Keys gave the audience and viewers at home something to tweet about when Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez descended upon the stage to share personal stories of music’s impact on all of their lives.

Other notable performances of the night included a rocking rendition of “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, a whimsical display of Alicia Keys’s piano skills in a fun mid-show medley, and an all-female tribute to Dolly Parton wherein the legendary entertainer was joined onstage by her goddaugther Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Katy Perry, and Little Big Town.

Among the night’s notable winners were Childish Gambino’s “This is America” for both Song of the Year & Record of the Year, Dua Lipa for Best New Artist. Cardi B was the first solo female artist to walk away with Best Rap Album. Nobody had a bigger night than Kacey Musgraves, however, who walked away with Album of the Year, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album for her 2018 release “Golden Hour.”

The GRAMMYs went to:

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
This is America – Childish Gambino

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

SONG OF THE YEAR:
This is America – Childish Gambino

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Dua Lipa

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) – Lady Gaga

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperBEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM:
My Way – Willie Nelson

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Sweetener – Ariana Grande

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:
When Bad Does Good – Chris Cornell

BEST ROCK SONG:
Masseduction – St. Vincent

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
Colors – Beck

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE:
Best Part — H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE:
Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand – Leon Bridges (Tie)
How Deep is Your Love – PJ Morton feat. Yebba (Tie)

BEST R&B SONG:
Boo’d Up – Ella Mai

BEST R&B ALBUM:
H.E.R. – H.E.R.

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Tequila – Dan + Shay

BEST COUNTRY SONG:
Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE:
King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake (Tie)
Bubblin – Anderson .Paak (Tie)

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE:
This is America – Childish Gambino

BEST RAP SONG:
God’s Plan – Drake

BEST RAP ALBUM:
Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM:
Woman Worldwide – Justice

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM:
Hiding Place – Tori Kelly

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM:
By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM:
Faith – A Journey for All – Jimmy Carter

BEST COMEDY ALBUM:
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation – Dave Chappelle

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM:
All the Sounds – Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats