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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10th, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony was hosted by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. The Grammy’s recognize the best musical artists and productions from the previous year, which ran from October 1st, 2017, to September 30th, 2018.

Donald Glover, also known as his stage name Childish Gambino, won Record of the Year with his song “This Is America.” The song covers subjects of gun violence, racial injustice, and police brutality in America today. “This Is America” also won Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video. Glover won a total of four Grammy’s for this one song alone.

Lady Gaga took home the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”. Runner-ups were Beck for his song “Colors,” “Havana (Live) by Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande with “God Is A Woman,” and “Better Now,” by Post Malone.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance was awarded to Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper for their performance of “Shallow” from the movie A Star Is Born. A Star Is Born (2018) is the third re-make of the original 1937 film about musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) falling in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). The movie got a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 7.9/10 on IMDb, and a 88% rating on Metacritic. Runner-ups were Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato’s “Fall In Line”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, “‘S Wonderful” By Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, “Say Something” by Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton, and “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.

Willie Nelson Won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with “My Way”. Runner-ups include “Love Is Here To Stay” by Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, “Nat “King” Cole & Me” by Gregory Porter, “Standards (Deluxe)” by Seal, and “The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” by Barbra Streisand.

“Sweetener” by Ariana Grande won Best Pop Vocal Album. Runner-ups were “Camila” by Camila Cabello, “Meaning Of Life” by Kelly Clarkson, “Shawn Mendes” by Shawn Mendes, “Beautiful Trauma” by P!nk, and “Reputation” by Taylor Swift.

Best Rock Performance went to “When Bad Goes Good” by the late Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

Best Rock Album was taken home by Greta Van Fleet with their album “From The Fires”. Runner-ups were “Rainier Fog” by Alice In Chains, “M A N I A” by Fall Out Boy, “Prequelle” by Ghost, and “Pacific Daydream” by Weezer.

Beck won Best Alternative Music Album with “Colors”. Runner-ups include “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” by Arctic Monkeys, “Utopia” by Bjork, “American Utopia” by David Byrne, and “Masseduction” by St. Vincent.

These are just some of the winners out of the 84 categories that the Grammy’s award artists, recordings, and compositions every year.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck accepts the Best Rock Album award for “Morning Phase” onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

 

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