61st Grammy Awards 2019Date: 12 February 2019 Tags: miscellaneous
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were presented by Recording Academy at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It recognized best recordings, compositions, and artists of eligibility year, which ran from October 2017, to September 2018. The award ceremony was hosted by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys.
In this edition of awards, Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves won most awards, four each in different categories. Kendrick Lamar was nominated signer this with eight nominations in different categories. Dolly Parton was honored as MusiCares Person of Year.
Note: 2019 Grammy’s award record 31 women or female led bands winning awards in different categories. In 2018, only 17 of the 86 award categories were won by women or female led bands.
2019 Grammy Awards Winners
- Album of The Year: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
- Record of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish Gambin
- Song of The Year: This Is America,” Childish Gambino.
- Best Country Album: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves.
- Best Rap Album: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B.
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?), Lady Gaga.
- Best New Artist: Dua Lipa
- Rap/Sung Performance: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino.
- Best Comedy Album: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, Dave Chappelle.
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: My Way, Willie Nelson.
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper.
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener, Ariana Grande.
- Best Rock Album: From The Fires, Greta Van Fleet.
- Best Rap Song: “God’s Plan,” Drake.
- Best Rap Performance: King’s Dead, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake / Bubblin, Anderson. Paak.
- Best Urban Contemporary Album: Everything Is Love, The Carters.
- Best R&B Album: H.E.R., H.E.R.
- Best R&B Performance: Best Part H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar.
- Best R&B Song: “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai.
- Best Dance/Electronic Album: Woman Worldwide, Justice.
- Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet.
- Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists).
- Best Music Video: This Is America,” Childish Gambino.
About Grammy Award
- It is recording industry’s most prestigious award. It is also called as Gramophone Award.
- It is awarded to artists and technical professionals outstanding achievement in mainly English-language music industry by Recording Academy at annual presentation ceremony
- Its prime motive is to recognise positive impact of lives of musicians, industry members and society at large.
- Its four main categories are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
- Its first awards ceremony was held on 4 May 1959. Now its annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and presentation of awards that have more popular interest.