Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour took home Album of the Year at Sunday night's 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Musgraves also won the awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance ("Butterflies"), and Best Country Song ("Space Cowboy"). Childish Gambino won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap/Sung Performance for "This is America," and this was the first time a rap song was named Song of the Year. Cardi B won Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy, becoming the first solo female performer to win in that category. Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist, and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Shallow" from A Star is Born.
Other winners include: Ariana Grande, Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener;Drake, Best Rap Song for "God's Plan"; Greta Van Fleet, Best Rock Album for From the Fires; and Brandi Carlile, who took home multiple awards: Best Americana Album for By The Way, I Forgive You and Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for "The Joke." For a full list of winners, visit The Hollywood Reporter.Catherine Garcia
The 61st annual Grammy Awards started with a bang, as former first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance alongside Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and host Alicia Keys.
Each woman spoke about the power of music, and as soon as Obama had the microphone, the crowd went wild, cheering and giving her a standing ovation. "From the Motown records I wore out on the Southside to the 'Who Run the World' songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story," she said.
Whether we listen to country or rap or rock, "music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes, our joys," she said. "It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song." Catherine Garcia
The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have just been unveiled.
Leading the pack is Kendrick Lamar, who earned a total of eight nominations thanks to his work on the Black Panther soundtrack; he was nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Drake received a total of seven nominations, while Cardi B and Childish Gambino both earned five. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper also picked up four nominations for the song "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, although the film's soundtrack itself wasn't eligible, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The nominees for Record of the Year are “I Like It” (Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin), “The Joke” (Brandi Carlile), “This Is America” (Childish Gambino), “God’s Plan” (Drake), “Shallow” (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper), “All The Stars” (Kendrick Lamar and SZA), “Rockstar” (Post Malone featuring 21 Savage), and “The Middle” (Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey), while the nominees for Album of the Year are “Invasion Of Privacy” (Cardi B), “By The Way, I Forgive You” (Brandi Carlile), “Scorpion” (Drake), “H.E.R.” (H.E.R.), “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (Post Malone), “Dirty Computer” (Janelle Monáe), “Golden Hour” (Kacey Musgraves), and “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” (Various Artists).