The Grammy’s 2019

10-03-2019 17:03

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The biggest night in music has come and gone but not without many surprises and performances from today’s top artists during the 61st annual Grammy Awards. 

One of many surprises included this year’s host, Alicia Keys, sharing the stage with Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez for an all women “Who Run The World” salute.

The legendary Diana Ross was stunning in an all-red gown fit for the Queen of Motown. Her performance included a celebratory performance for her upcoming 75th birthday, and a standing ovation was in order for her “Reach out and Touch” performance, which truly set the tone for the night. Great performances ensued throughout the night, to include Camila Cabello, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Chloe x Halle, Dolly Parton, Dan + Shay, and Kacey Musgraves.

The show had it ups and downs – the biggest lackluster performance of the night goes to Jennifer Lopez and her Motown Tribute. According to twitter, she was not the best artist for this 60th anniversary tribute and left many questioning just how this slipped by the Academy with a slew of R&B performers to choose from for this monumental occasion.

I think we all can agree that Alicia Keys is one of the best host in award show history. Not to mention, her undeniable talent as she simultaneously played two pianos in her own dueling-piano performance to the year’s top hits. Her interlude was refreshing and reminded us all why she has 15 Grammys.

Award Winners Included:

  • Best R&B album -“H.E.R” HER
  • Best Country Album – “Golden Hour”, Kacey Musgraves
  • Album of the Year – “Golden Hour”, Kacey Musgraves
  • Record of the Year – “This is America”, Childish Gambino
  • Song of the Year – “This is America”, Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson 
  • Best New Artist – Dua Lipa
  • Best Pop Solo Performance – “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”, Lady Gaga
  • Best Pop Vocal Album – “Sweetener”, Ariana Grande
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Best Rap Album – “Invasion of Privacy”, Cardi B
  • Best Rap Song – “God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • Best Country Song – “Space Cowboy,” Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) 
  • Best R&B Performance – “Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

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