The 2019 Grammy Awards began with a bang thanks to the night’s host, Alecia Keys, and the rest of the event did not disappoint. From killer performances to guest appearances and a host of enormous wins for fan favourites, this night was one for music history.
Performers for the event included a duet between Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, fiery presentations from Brandi Carlie and Cardi B and a collaboration between Post Malone and the Red-Hot Chili Peppers. Some performers shone while others stuttered under the spotlight of the mainstage. Janelle Monae was praised for her explosive performance of ‘Make Me Feel’, and it was celebrated as one of the most memorable moments of the night. Whereas the pairing of Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes for ‘In My Blood’ felt stale and seemed to fly under the radar.
In terms of award presentations, this year saw a host of worthy contenders waiting for their moment in the spotlight. Childish Gambino was one of the night’s stars, taking away both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘This is America’, which challenged police brutality and political agenda’s in the USA. Others who held their own this year included Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, who received awards for excellence in their fields.
With over 80 categories for the evening, the complete list of winners is rather extensive. But see below to see the winners of some of the night’s most revered awards. You should feel highly inspired to update all your Spotify Playlists.
Album of the Year – “Golden House” 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 Rap Song – “Gods Plan”
Best Country Song – “Space Cowboy”
Best R&B Album – “H.E.R” H.E.R
Best Country Album – “Golden Hour” Kacey Musgraves
Best Pop Vocal Album – “Sweetener” Ariana Grande
Best Rap Album – “Invasion of Privacy” Cardi B