Music’s biggest night names its winners.
The Grammy Awards are the biggest night in music and arguably the flashiest of all awards shows. The 61st annual ceremony began at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific, airing live on CBS.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves took home four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour. Other big winners included Childish Gambino (whose “This Is America” took home three Grammys including Record of the Year and Song of the Year) and Dua Lipa, whose two Grammys included Best New Artist. Lady Gaga won three Grammys, two for the also Oscar-nominated song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.
Women generally ruled the evening, in a show that began with a quartet of women, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, paying tribute to the power of music. In addition to Musgraves, Lipa, and Gaga, Cardi B took home Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy — the first woman to win the prize — while H.E.R. won Best R&B Album for her self-titled record. Brandi Carlile won three Grammys, including Best Americana Album for By the Way, I Forgive You.
Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys took over the hosting reins from James Corden, who helmed the show in the previous two years.
Album of the Year
(This award is given to an entire album and all of its songs.)
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 Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar Record of the Year