Recap Of The Grammys

Recap Of The Grammys

Recap Of The Grammys

Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino were the big winners at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Musgraves won all four Grammys she was nominated for this year, including Album of the Year for Golden Hour. While Gambino–aka Donald Glover–was a no-show at the ceremony, he became the first rapper to win Song of the Year for “This Is America,” which also nabbed Record of the Year. The night also saw Cardi B delivering an emotional speech after winning Rap Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy and Dua Lipa being named Best New Artist. Drake appeared to call out the lack of diversity at the Grammys while accepting the award for Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” but the broadcast cut to commercial before he finished speaking.

2019 Grammy Award Winners:

  • Record of the Year: “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
  • Album of the Year: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
  • Song of the Year: “This Is America” — Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (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 and Bradley Cooper
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener — Ariana Grande
  • Best Rock Performance: “When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell
  • Best Rock Song: “Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark, songwriters (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. featuring Daniel Caesar
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: Everything Is Love — The Carters
  • Best R&B Album: H.E.R. — H.E.R.
  • Best Rap Performance: “King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake and “Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak
  • Best Rap Song: “God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • Best Rap Album: Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
  • Best Country Album: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Emanon — The Wayne Shorter Quartet
  • Best Latin Pop Album: “Sincera” — Claudia Brant
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Aztlán — Zoé

Performances

A variety of female vocal powerhouses came together at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night to pay tribute to Dolly Parton. The star-studded performance opened with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves trading vocals on “Here You Come Again,” before Parton stormed the stage with goddaughter Miley Cyrus to take on her hit “Jolene” as Korean boy band BTS sang along in the audience. Maren Morris and Little Big Town also joined Parton on stage to cover her hits before everyone came together to sing “9 to 5.”

Lady Gaga also delivered a powerful and dramatic version of “Shallow” with Mark Ronson, while Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle tackled Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s “Where is the Love.”

The night also featured a performance by Diana Ross celebrating her 75th birthday and a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.

Fashion

The Grammys red carpet featured a handful of Pro-Trump ensembles that proved to leave a big impression. Continuing her run of political fashion, singer Joy Villa wore a silver “Build the Wall”-themed gown by Desi Lee Allinger that featured barbed-wire shoulder details, a “steel” cloak and spiky headpiece and a “Make America Great Again” red purse. “I’m here to support the wall, not the president. I love what the president is doing,” Villa told The Hollywood Reporter. “Higher economy, lowered unemployment for black Americans, Latino Americans. I am both.” Meanwhile, singer Ricky Rebel arrived in a blue jacket from designer Andre Soriano emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great” and “Trump 2020” over a white blouse, pants, and high-heeled knee-high boots.

 

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