Grammy Awards 2019: Full list of winners

Music’s biggest night delivered in a big way.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards featured numerous performances by some of the most popular music artists on the planet. Among the performers this year were Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Lady Gaga and more.

Record of the year went to Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) for This Is America, and Kacey Musgraves took home the top prize of Album of the Year for Golden Hour.

Chart-toppers Drake and Shawn Mendes made Canadians proud by picking up multiple nominations — Drake with seven, Mendes with two. Drake took home Rap Song of the Year for God’s Plan. Cardi B, having an amazing year, took home Rap Album of the Year. Dua Lipa won Best New Artist, an accolade Canadian Alessia Cara won in 2018.

Late grunge rocker Chris Cornell posthumously won Best Rock Performance for When Bad Does Good.

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award, but the singer didn’t collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show’s producer.

Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for Sweetener, beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Grande was not in attendance at the pre-telecast ceremony, but she wrote on Twitter that her win was “wild and beautiful.”

“I know I’m not there tonight,” she tweeted. “Trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked.”

Legendary singer Diana Ross gave a “very special performance” for her 75th birthday. Additionally, there will be a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August 2018.

Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys was a charismatic host, and mid-ceremony she delivered a powerful medley of songs like Killing Me Softly (With His Song).

Find the complete list of winners in the major categories, below:

Album of the Year

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

Record of the Year

Cardi B — I Like It
Brandi Carlile — The Joke
** WINNER: Childish Gambino — This Is America
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

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

Best New Artist

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

Best Pop Solo Performance

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato — Fall in Line
Backstreet Boys — Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — ‘S Wonderful
** WINNER: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — Shallow
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

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

Best Rock Performance

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

Best Rap Performance

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

Best Metal Performance

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

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best R&B Album

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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — Love is Here to Stay
** WINNER: Willie Nelson — My Way
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

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

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best Country Album

Kelsea Ballerini — Unapologetically
Brothers Osborne — Port Saint Joe
Ashley McBryde — Girl Going Nowhere
** WINNER: Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour
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

Black Smoke Rising — Greta Van Fleet
Jumpsuit — Twenty One Pilots
Mantra — Bring Me the Horizon
** WINNER: Masseduction — St. Vincent
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

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

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James Momo is popularly known in showbiz as 'Drizzy'. He is a music critic, writer and pundit on several entertainment shows on radio. James has been writing on Liberian music since 2014.

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