Women take center stage at Grammys 2019 – winners list

Miley Cyrus and Shawn MendesThe 61st Annual Grammy Awards took place last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor the biggest artists in music. This year, it was truly a celebration of female artists as Cardi B, Alicia Keys, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves and many more were part of a memorable Grammys.

The 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys played host (the show’s first female host in 14 years), and opened her monologue by bringing Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith to the stage. It was a winning moment of female solidarity. Together they asked, “Who run the world?” (Girls!), referring to Beyoncé’s iconic song, “Run the World.”

Cardi B won Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy, making Grammys history as the first solo female rapper to win in this category. She also performed her sizzling “Money” number on stage. Drake made a surprise appearance when he showed up to collect a Grammy for Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan.”

The big winner of the night was Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) who won Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “This is America.” He also made history as the first hip-hop artist to win these coveted awards. Kacey Musgraves took home Album of the Year for Golden Hour.

As usual, there were power-packed performances to entertain the crowd. Lady Gaga sang her popular song “Shallow,” after winning the Best Pop Duo performance award for the song — a duet with Bradley Cooper from the movie A Star is Born.

A tribute to Dolly Parton was another memorable musical moment as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves joined to honor her. Diana Ross looked ravishing as she celebrated her 75th birthday and even sang two songs, wowing the audience.

Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes were on fire as they performed his song, “In My Blood,” while Alicia Keys played TWO pianos to woo us with her favorite melodies. Enough said.

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy award for best pop vocal album for Sweetener, but was a no-show as she had decided to skip the show due to a disagreement with the producers as to which songs she would perform for the ceremony.

The night was basically summed up in one brilliant quip from Dua Lipa, who won Best New Artist. Accepting her award she said: “I guess this year we’ve really stepped up!” It’s a clear dig at last year’s controversy when Grammy president Neil Portnow suggested women in music needed to “step up.” And step up they did. ~Marriska Fernandes

Here’s a list of  last night’s big winners.

Album of the Year
** WINNER: Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Brandi Carlile — By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake — Scorpion
Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album
Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys
Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy
Janelle Monáe — Dirty Computer

Record of the Year
** WINNER: Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Cardi B — “I Like It”
Brandi Carlile — “The Joke”
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — “Shallow”
Drake — “God’s Plan”
Kendrick Lamar and SZA — “All the Stars”
Post Malone and 21 Savage — “Rockstar”
Zedd and Maren Morris — “The Middle

Song of the Year
** WINNER: Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Kendrick Lamar and SZA — “All the Stars”
Ella Mai — “Boo’d Up”
Drake — “God’s Plan”
Shawn Mendes — “In My Blood”
Brandi Carlile — “The Joke”
Zedd and Maren Morris — “The Middle”
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — “Shallow”

Best New Artist
** WINNER: Dua Lipa
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance
** WINNER: Lady Gaga — “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”
Beck — “Colours”
Camila Cabello — “Havana” (Live)
Ariana Grande — “God Is a Woman”
Post Malone — “Better Now”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
** WINNER: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — “Shallow”
Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato — “Fall in Line”
Backstreet Boys — “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — “‘S Wonderful”
Maroon 5 and Cardi B — “Girls Like You”
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton — “Say Something”
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey — “The Middle”

Best R&B Performance
** WINNER: H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar — “Best Part”
Toni Braxton — “Long As I Live”
The Carters — “Summer”
Lalah Hathaway — “Y O Y”
PJ Morton — “First Began”

Best Rock Performance
** WINNER: Chris Cornell — “When Bad Does Good”
Arctic Monkeys — “Four Out of Five”
The Fever 333 — “Made an America”
Greta Van Fleet — “Highway Tune”
Halestorm — “Uncomfortable”

Best Rap Performance
** WINNER (TIE): Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Black — “King’s Dead”
** WINNER (TIE): Anderson .Paak — “Bubblin”
Cardi B — “Be Careful”
Drake — “Nice for What”
Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee — “Sicko Mode”

Best Metal Performance
***WINNER: High on Fire — “Electric Messiah
Between the Buried and Me — “Condemned to the Gallows”
Deafheaven — “Honeycomb”
Trivium — “Betrayer”
Underoath — “On My Teeth”

Best Pop Vocal Album
** WINNER: Ariana Grande — Sweetener
Camila Cabello — Camila
Kelly Clarkson — Meaning of Life
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
P!nk — Beautiful Trauma
Taylor Swift — Reputation

Best R&B Album
** WINNER: H.E.R. — Her
Toni Braxton — Sex and Cigarettes
Leon Bridges — Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway — Honestly
PJ Morton — Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
** WINNER: Willie Nelson — My Way
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — Love is Here to Stay
Gregory Porter — Nat “King” Cole & Me
Seal — Standards (Deluxe)
Barbra Streisand — The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!

Best Rap Album
** WINNER: Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy
Mac Miller — Swimming
Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap
Pusha T — Daytona
Travis Scott — Astroworld

Best Rock Album
** WINNER: Greta Van Fleet — From the Fires
Alice in Chains — Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy — Mania
Ghost — Prequelle
Weezer — Pacific Daydream

Best Alternative Music Album
** WINNER: Beck — Colors
Arctic Monkeys — Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Björk — Utopia
David Byrne — American Utopia
St. Vincent — Masseduction

Best Country Album
** WINNER: Kacey Musgraves — 
Golden Hour
Kelsea Ballerini — Unapologetically
Brothers Osborne — Port Saint Joe
Ashley McBryde — Girl Going Nowhere
Chris Stapleton — From a Room: Volume 2

Best Rap Song
** WINNER: “God’s Plan” — Drake
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
“Lucky You” — Eminem
“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott feat. Drake
“Win” — Jay Rock

Best Rock Song
** WINNER: “Masseduction” — St. Vincent
“Black Smoke Rising” — Greta Van Fleet
“Jumpsuit” — Twenty One Pilots
“Mantra” — Bring Me the Horizon
“Rats” — Ghost

Best R&B Song
** WINNER: “Boo’d Up” — Ella Mai
“Come Through and Chill” — Miguel
“Feels Like Summer” — Childish Gambino
“Focus” — Darhyl Camper Jr.
“Long As I Live” — Toni Braxton

Best Country Song
** WINNER: “Space Cowboy” — Kacey Musgraves
“Break Up in the End” — Cole Swindell
“Dear Hate” — Vince Gill
“I Lived it” — Blake Shelton
“Tequila” — Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town

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