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|February 20, 2019|
Grammys: Women score major wins
LOS ANGELES - Pop music's biggest awards, the 61st annual Grammys, is in the history books. Alicia Keys hosted Sunday’s presentations at the Staples Center.
In top categories, Childish Gambino won song of the year and record of the year for "This Is America," Cardi B claimed best rap albumfor Invasion of Privacy, Dua Lipa won best new artist while Drake claimed best rap song for "God's Plan."
Lady Gaga took home three honors, winning best pop solo performance for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)," best song written for visual media for "Shallow" and best pop duo/group performance for the same A Star Is Born song (shared with Bradley Cooper).
Kasey Musgraves also nabbed four honors, picking up best country album for Golden Hour along with best country song for "Space Cowboy", best country solo performance for "Butterflies" and the night’s top honor album of the year for Golden Hour.
Brandi Carlile picked up three honors, for best American roots performance for "The Joke," best American roots song for the same title and best Americana album for By The Way, I Forgive You.
The most nominated artists include Kendrick Lamar (8), Drake (7), Boi-1Da and Brandi Carlile (6 each); and Mike Bozzi, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Maren Morris and Sounwave (5 each).
Earlier on Sunday, Ariana Grande claimed a win in the pop vocal category over Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Pink and Taylor Swift. In the best rock album category, Greta Van Fleet nabbed a win over Alice In Chains, Fall Out Boy, Ghost and Weezer. And Chris Cornell won a posthumous honor for best rock performance on the song "When Bad Does Good."
The Grammys telecast featured a star-studded tribute to Dolly Parton, featuring Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Little Big Town.
Story Date: February 16, 2019