Girl power at the Grammys! Cardi B becomes first ever solo woman to win Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy while Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves win big
- Cardi B was the first ever solo woman to earn Best Rap Album for Invasion of privacy
- Kacey Musgraves won the biggest award of the night: Album Of The Year en route to earning four total
- Lady Gaga got emotional as she earned Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Shallow
- Dua Lipa won the Best New Artist award and was very emotional during her speech
- Childish Gambino won Record Of The Year and three other awards for This Is America but didn’t attend
- Dua Lipa was announced as Best New Artist
- H.E.R. won Best R&B Album
- Drake took home Best Rap Song over Travis Scott for God’s Plan
- Jennifer Lopez performed a Motown 60th anniversary medley which was met with much criticism
- Dolly Parton joined by Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, and others as she received a Lifetime Achievement Award
Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, and Lady Gaga led the women’s empowerment push as they were some of the biggest winners at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
Cardi, 26, made history as she became the first ever solo woman to take home Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy at the gala event held in Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The big win was quickly followed by 30-year-old Musgraves who won the biggest award of the night; Album Of The Year for Golden Hour.
Earlier in the evening Lady Gaga was emotional as she earned Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her work on Shallow from the A Star Is Born soundtrack.
The emotional high point of the night happened as Cardi looked absolutely stunned as she won in the male-dominated category beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller.
Cardi seemed overwhelmed as she received her honor as she joked: ‘Oh, the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed!’
Obviously taken aback by the moment, Cardi had to hold the hand of her Migos member husband, Offset, during her speech.
Queen: Cardi, 26, made history as she became the first ever solo woman to take home Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy at the gala event held in Staples Center in Los Angeles
She likes it! The emotional high point of the night happened as Cardi looked absolutely stunned as she won in the male-dominated category beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller
Taken aback: She seemingly couldn’t believe that she won as she was the fifth woman ever nominated for the award and the first to ever capture the Best Rap Album crown
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Bad And Boujee: Obviously taken aback by the moment, Cardi had to hold the hand of her Migos member husband, Offset, during her speech
Hilarious: Cardi seemed overwhelmed as she received her honor as she joked: ‘Oh, the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed!’
Road to recovery: It was a show of support amid the marital issues they have had over the past year as the 27-year-old rapper even kissed her hand during her acceptance speech
Proud: Cardi and Offset proudly posed with her shiny, new hardware
It was a show of support amid the marital issues they have had over the past year as the 27-year-old rapper even kissed her hand during her acceptance speech.
Cardi B told the crowd she found out she was pregnant before her album was completed. She was under pressure to finish it and do video shoots before she began showing.
‘He was like you’re going to do this album,’ she said of Offset. ‘We’re going to have this baby and do this album.’
Cardi B is just the fifth woman ever nominated in the category, which was created in 1995. Lauryn Hill was part of the Fugees when the group won in 1997 for The Score.
Wow factor: Earlier in the night Cardi performed her hit Money
Fierce: She laid on on platform as she dazzled the audience
Simply stunning: Cardi donned a sheer outfit featuring a leopard pattern down the legs
Musgraves led the field with the most Grammys on the night as she earned four including the top honor. Childish Gambino tied her with four for most wins on the night.
She also won three-of-the-four country awards at the event including Best Country Album once again for the critically-acclaimed Golden Hour.
The 30-year-old star beat out heavy competition including Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, and Chris Stapleton.
Kacey also won Best Country Solo Performance for her song Butterfly and Best Country Song for track Space Cowboy.
Golden: The 30-year-old Musgraves who won the biggest award of the night; Album Of The Year for Golden Hour
Taking the high road: Earlier in the evening, Musgraves was presented with Best Country Album
Oh What A World! She was the biggest winner of the night as she earned four trophies total including Best Country Solo Performance for her song Butterfly and Best Country Song for track Space Cowboy.
Wonder in white: Earlier in the night Kacey performed her hit Rainbow
Shining star: She hit every note during the emotional performance
The first award of the night was presented to 32-year-old Gaga who won for Shallow.
The 32-year-old singer accepted the award on behalf of herself and Bradley Cooper for the A Star Is Born soundtrack hit as the 44-year-old actor/director attended the BAFTAs on the same day.
Gaga urged the audience to be more compassionate when it comes to mental health issues as she said: ‘If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away.
Shimmering: Lady Gaga was the first to take home an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night
Flying solo: The 32-year-old artist accepted the award on behalf of herself and Bradley Cooper for the A Star Is Born soundtrack hit Shallow as the 44-year-old actor/director attended the BAFTAs on the same day
Aww: Gaga urged the audience to be more compassionate as she said: ‘If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away’
Touching: She was obviously emotional as tears run down her face
Sending a message: Gaga said ‘If you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and tell somebody’
Sisterhood: Gaga and Cardi posed with one another during the show as they each had huge nights
‘If you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and tell somebody.’
The New York-native was already a double winner as earlier in the night she earned Best Pop Solo Performance for her album Joanne.
It was also A Star Is Born’s second win of the night as earlier they were announced as the winners in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category.
Rocking out: Later on in the evening, Lady Gaga performed the hit single from A Star Is Born
Jaw-dropping: As she is no stranger to theatrics, Gaga put on a very physical performance for a relatively somber song
Headbanging: No doubt she is a fan of metal as she whipped her hair back and forth
Dynamic duo: She was joined by Mark Ronson whom she often collaborates with
Dua Lipa kept the night of ‘girl power’ going as she earned the coveted Best New Artist trophy and covered her face in shock backstage as she was announced as the winner after a stirring performance with St Vincent.
The 23-year-old London-born singer was teary-eyed as she hit the stage but still managed to take a jab at the Recording Academy president Neil Portnow and his declaration at least year’s show that women ‘need to step up.’
His comments, an explanation for the lack of female nominees and winners at previous shows, were poorly received by audiences and musicians.
‘Where I want to begin is by saying how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this years,’ she said. ‘I guess this year we’ve really stepped up.’
New Rules: Dua Lipa kept the night of ‘girl power’ going as she earned the coveted Best New Artist trophy and covered her face in shock backstage as she was announced as the winner
Going for the jugular: The 23-year-old London-born singer was teary-eyed as she hit the stage but still managed to take a jab at the Recording Academy president Neil Portnow and his declaration at least year’s show that women ‘need to step up’
‘I guess this year we’ve really stepped it up’: His comments, an explanation for the lack of female nominees and winners at previous shows, were poorly received by audiences and musicians
Double trouble: Dua donned an edgy black and white dress festooned with golden safety pins
Leaving those tongues wagging: Earlier in the afternoon she also won Best Dance Recording for Electricity as she proudly showed off her two new golden trophies
Doppelgangers: Dua Lipa was joined by St. Vincent for a very sensual performance
Talented: St. Vincent AKA Annie Clark began with her hit Masseducation
Sizzling: She was later joined by Dua to play her hit One Kiss
Seeing double: The two looked absolutely stunning as they posed back-to-back
Rocking it: Earlier in the night Annie accepted Best Rock Song for Masseducation alongside Jack Antonoff
Dua donned an edgy black and white dress festooned with golden safety pins as she included a shout out to her fans who helped propel her to success.
She said ‘I want to say a really big thank you to my fans, who have allowed me to be the best version of myself. I love you guys very much,’ she said with palpable emotion.
Earlier in the afternoon she also won Best Dance Recording for Electricity.
Eye-catching: Another big winner on the night was H.E.R. who earned two awards including a win in the Best R&B Album category
Tough competition: The 21-year-old artist – real name Gabriella Wilson – beat out a tough field including Toni Braxton and Leon Bridges
Emotions: During her acceptance speech the singer -whose stage acronym stands for Having Everything Revealed – said: ‘I’m speechless right now. I’m holding back tears’
Doubling up: Earlier in the night she won Best R&B Performance for Best Part, which featured Daniel Caesar
Talented: The half-Filipina star lit up the stage with a stirring performance of her ballad Hard Place
In awe: As if being a talented vocalist wasn’t enough, the star ripped a ferocious solo on the see-through acrylic guitar
Another big winner on the night was H.E.R. who earned two awards including a win in the Best R&B Album category.
The 21-year-old artist – real name Gabriella Wilson – beat out a tough field including Toni Braxton and Leon Bridges.
During her acceptance speech the singer -whose stage acronym stands for Having Everything Revealed – said: ‘I’m speechless right now. I’m holding back tears.’
He’s come a long way since Freaks And Geeks! Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover was not in attendance at the event but he did earn one of the highest honors of the night: Song Of The Year For This Is America en route to tying Musgraves for most on the night with four
Proxy: It was the first time Song Of The Year had ever been won by a rap song as the 35-year-old multihyphenate sent producer Ludwig Göransson (center) and Derek ‘MixedByAli’ Ali to accept the prize in his honor.
The half-Filipina star lit up the stage with a stirring performance of her ballad Hard Place.
Earlier in the night she won Best R&B Performance for Best Part, which featured Daniel Caesar.
Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover was not in attendance at the event but he did earn one of the highest honors of the night: Song Of The Year For This Is America en route to tying Musgraves for most on the night with four.
Drizzy: Drake took home Best Rap Song for God’s Plan
It was the first time Song Of The Year had ever been won by a rap song as the 35-year-old multihyphenate sent producer Ludwig Göransson and Derek ‘MixedByAli’ Ali to accept the prize in his honor.
Gambino’s masterpiece This Is America also earned wins in the Record Of The Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music video categories.
Donald Glover was not in attendance at the event but he did earn one of the biggest honors of the night; Song Of The Year for This Is America.
Dazzling: One of the most talked about performances of the night came from Jennifer Lopez who did a 60th anniversary tribute to Motown
Going for it: Flaunting her dancer’s figure in a glittering bodysuit, she blew through a series of dizzying moves with reliable showmanship
Gorgeous: As she just completed a 10-day diet challenge, Jennifer looked in amazing shape
Waiting for tonight: The 49-year-old’s gig attracted online backlash before it occurred, owing to the fact that she is not black and was never signed with Motown
Pulling out all the stops: She even did an assisted cartwheel during the high-energy performance
Dynamic duo: She was later joined by living legend Smokey Robinson
Flare for showmanship: She sat down on a pink piano and did an impressive back bend
In harmony: Ne-Yo was the man behind the piano as he played and sing as J-Lo looked back at him
Later on in the evening, Drake beat out pal Travis Scott as they competed in the Best Rap Song category.
The 32-year-old Canadian rapper took home Best Rap Song for God’s Plan at the Aside from Travis, Drake edged out quite the impressive field including Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Jay Rock.
Drake sent a message during his acceptance speech as he said: ‘We play an opinion based sport, not a factual based sport.
Triple threat: Katy Perry (left) and Kacy Musgraves joined Dolly Parton (center) for a tribute to the 73-year-old country legend
Just us: Miley Cyrus joined in on the fun as she sung Jolene – which she has done routinely in recent years – but this time she did it next to her godmother
Aww: Miley gave Dolly a sweet smooch on the cheek at the end of the song
In harmony: They were joined by Maren Morris for the performance
Altogether now: The group were also joined by Little Big Town as they did an ensemble version of 9 To 5
‘You already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if they’re singing in your hometown. You’re already winning, you don’t need this right here.
One of the most talked about performances of the night came from Jennifer Lopez who did a 60th anniversary tribute to Motown.
Flaunting her dancer’s figure in a glittering bodysuit, she blew through a series of dizzying moves with reliable showmanship.
Astroworld: Travis Scott began his performance alongside James Blake as they did Stop Trying To Be God
Ragers: Travis then continued his performance from the inside of a steel cage
Daring: The 26-year-old Houston native then jumped off the cage as he did No Bystanders
What a catch! He lanted on his fans as he concluded his energetic performance
The 49-year-old’s gig attracted online backlash before it occurred, owing to the fact that she is not black and was never signed with Motown.
Jenny From The Block also shared the stage during her medley with the evening’s compere Alicia Keys for Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, War and Square Biz.
As the tribute wore on, Jennifer leaped up onto a pink piano and lay on her back, singing up a storm as Ne-Yo accompanied her at the keys for Another Star.
Standing tall: The crowd was on their feet as Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, former first lady Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez hit the stage
Gorgeous: Michelle was positively perfect in a sparkling silver suit from Sachin & Babi for a surprise appearance at the music awards show
It’s Michelle! The audience went crazy at the sight of former First Lady Michelle Obama
One of the most emotional parts of the night came during a tribute for Dolly Parton as the country legend was joined by Musgraves and Katy Perry as they opened a medley of some of the 73-year-old’s greatest hits.
Miley Cyrus joined in on the fun as she sung Jolene – which she has done routinely in recent years – but this time she did it next to her godmother.
Maren Morris and Little Big Town also hit the stage as the band even included Linda Perry.
Alicia Keys proved that she was the hostess with the mostess as she began her monologue to a standing ovation.
Singing sensation: Alicia delivered one of the most powerful performances of the Grammys as she took the stage with two pianos, which she played at the same time
Keys first began with the song that she thinks about when she reflects on ‘heartache and heartbreak’, playing Roberta Flack’s 1973 tune Killing Me Softly
Keys said her medley was inspired by the songs that were done so well she wished she had written them herself
The 38-year-old music superstar acknowledged ‘sister’ Tracee Ellis Ross as well as honoree Dolly Parton.
She then proceeded to bring out some of her sisters including Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and big surprise former first lady Michelle Obama.
The former First Lady stunned the star-studded audience as she walked onto the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Living legend: Diana Ross celebrated her 75th birthday with an incredible performance
Adorable: Her grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick introduced her
Fans were screaming and blowing kisses to Michelle as she smiled before saying ‘We’ve got a show to do!’ and began laughing with her co-presenters.
Michelle sparkled as she discussed how music has always helped her tell her story, explaining: ‘From the Motown records that I wore out on the Southside, to the Who Run The World songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story and I know that’s true for everyone here,’ Michelle said, throwing in a quick tribute to Beyonce as the audience went wild.
‘Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes our joys,’ she continued. ‘It allows us to hear one another – to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters…every story within every voice, every note within every song.’
Hello sunshine! Camila Cabello opened the show with a fun performance of her smash hit Havana
Tremendous trio: She was joined by Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny
Dynamic duo: Miley Cyrus teamed up with Shawn Mendes for a powerful performance
Together again: Alicia was joined by John Mayer as they shared a cute story about how they shared a Grammy Award together before presenting Song Of The Year
Later on in the evening Keys herself delivered one of the most powerful performances of the night – with a medley that included classics from five different decades.
Sat between two pianos, the 38-year-old songstress wowed the audience at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday as she began to play them both at the same time.
‘I’ve been thinking so much about the people and the music that have inspired me, and I want to give a shout out to Hazel Scott because I always wanted to play to pianos,’ she said, referring to the late jazz pianist and movie star.
You know those songs that live inside of you and live inside of me, and you just love it so much, because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it?’
‘That’s how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote them.’
Shining stars: Lady Gaga cuddled up with Noah Cyrus
Golden: Kacey Musgraves was joined by husband Ruston Kelly
Eccentric: Post Malone looked happy as he sat in the crowd
Tremendous trio: Noah Cyrus embraced Jaden Smith as they posed with her father Billy Ray
No longer Livin La Vida Loca? Ricky Martin was joined by his family as he sat on a two-dollar bill
Thank U, Next: Ariana Grande won her first Grammy at the event but did not show up after a disagreement with a producer but that did not stop her from posting a photo in her custom Zac Posen gown
Stunning: Before the telecast several awards wear given out including one to Tori Kelly for Best Gospel Performance/Song for Never Alone
Proud: Rashida Jones accepted Best Music Film for Quincy, the documentary she did about father Quincy Jones
Getting Weird: ‘Weird’ All Yankovic won for Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovich
Keys first began with the song that she said she thinks about when she reflects on ‘heartache and heartbreak’, playing Roberta Flack’s 1973 tune Killing Me Softly, later popularized by Lauryn Hill and The Fugees.
‘Or when it’s time to move on, this is the song,’ she said, breaking into Juice World’s recent hit Lucid Dreams before switching to Nat King Cole’s 1952 classic Unforgettable.
Camila Cabello opened the show with a fun performance of her smash hit Havana. She was joined by Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny.
Smooch: Kylie Jenner also hit the red carpet as she was joined by beau Travis Scott at the event, where he was nominated for three honors. The couple shared a tender kiss as cameras flashed around them
Barbie girl: Former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello’s girly look appeared like it was plucked straight from Barbie’s closet
All together now: At the affair, she was joined by dad Billy Ray and mom Tish, but new husband Liam Hemsworth was nowhere to be seen
Despite making her name as one of music’s biggest stars in the past year, Ariana Grande was noticeably absent from the show after a disagreement with the show’s producer.
Before the ceremony, it was announced that she had won the coveted Best Pop Vocal award for her work on Sweetener.
She beat out tough competition including Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.
What a gem! Jennifer Lopez dazzled in an embellishment heavy Ralph And Russo look which hugged her hips
Winging it: Heidi Klum was angelic in a white Stephane Rolland look with wild flounces on the shoulders that looked like wings
Kneeling: The singer/songwriter knelt on the ground to show off her full-as-can-be skirt
On her arm: The All About That Bass songstress Meghan Trainor dazzled in a plunging cream gown as she was joined by her husband Daryl Sabara on the red carpet
Go with the flow: The striking style continued with a sequined skirt with a long flowing train behind her
Silver star: Ashlee Simpson sparkled in a silver Georges Chakra jumpsuit with tufts of dove grey feathers while at the event with husband Evan Ross
The singer had been due to take to the stage at the gala to sing one of her tracks, but it was reported earlier this week that she now won’t even be in attendance at the event following a dispute with the organizers.
Grande claims she pulled out of performing at the Grammy awards because her ‘creativity and self expression was stifled’ by the producers.
Ariana has since broken her silence on the matter, claiming producers of the event refused to allow her to show her ‘creativity’, despite her offering up ‘three different songs’ that she could perform.
Grammy Awards 2019: The Winners
RECORD OF THE YEAR
This Is America – Childish Gambino – WINNER
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
SONG OF THE YEAR
This Is America – Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino) – WINNER
Best New Artist
Dua Lipa – WINNER
Girl power: British songstress Dua Lipa picked up Best New Artist
Best Pop Solo Performance
Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) – Lady Gaga – WINNER
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – WINNER
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
My Way – Willie Nelson – WINNER
Best Pop Vocal Album
Sweetener – Ariana Grande – WINNER
Best Dance Recording
Electricity – Silk City and Dua Lipa Feat. Diplo and Mark Ronson – WINNER
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Woman Worldwide – Justice – WINNER
Fab: Lady Gaga scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for Joanne
Best Country Solo Performance
Butterflies — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
Tequila – Dan + Shay – WINNER
Best Country Song
Space Cowboy – Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves,songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) – WINNER
Best Country Album
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
Unstoppable: Kacey Musgraves picked up Best Country Solo Performance
Best Alternative Music Album
Colors – Beck – WINNER
Best R&B Performance
Best Part – H.E.R. Feat. Daniel Caesar – WINNER
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand – Leon Bridges – WINNER – TIE
How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton Featuring Yebba – WINNER – TIE
Best R&B Song
Boo’d Up – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & DijonMcFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai) – WINNER
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Everything Is Love – The Carters – WINNER
Best R&B Album
H.E.R. – H.E.R. – WINNER
Victorious: Best R&B Album went to H.E.R. for her eponymous album
Contemporary Instrumental Field
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Steve Gadd Band — Steve Gadd Band – WINNER
Best Rock Performance
When Bad Does Good – Chris Cornell – WINNER
Best Metal Performance
Electric Messiah – High On Fire – WINNER
Best Rock Song
Masseduction – Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent) – WINNER
Best Rock Album
From The Fires – Greta Van Fleet – WINNER
Posthumous: Best Rock Performance went to Chris Cornell for When Bad Does Good, with his children accepting the award
Best Reggae Album
44/876 – Sting & Shaggy – WINNER
Best Children’s Album
All The Sounds – Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats – WINNER
Best Latin Pop Album
Sincera – Claudia Brant – WINNER
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Aztlán – Zoé – WINNER
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
¡México Por Siempre! – Luis Miguel – WINNER
Best Tropical Latin Album
Anniversary – Spanish Harlem Orchestra – WINNER
Well done: Best Reggae Album was won by Sting & Shaggy for 44/876
Best Comedy Album
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation – Dave Chappelle – WINNER
Musical Theater Field
Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit – Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’elStachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & DavidYazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist(Original Broadway Cast) – WINNER
MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD
Best Music Video
This Is America — Childish Gambino – WINNER
Best Music Film
Quincy — Quincy Jones
SURROUND SOUND FIELD
Best Immersive Audio Album
“Eye in The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project) – WINNER
Best Historical Album
“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris” — William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven LanceLedbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists) – WINNER
One to watch: Best Music Video went to This Is America by Childish Gambino
PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD
Best Engineered Album, Classical
“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER
Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh – WINNER
Best Album Notes
Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris – David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists) – WINNER
Best Rap Performance
King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – WINNER
Best Rap/Sung Performance
This Is America – Childish Gambino – WINNER
Best Rap Song
God’s Plan – Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, RonLaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake) – WINNER
Best Rap Album
Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B – WINNER
New Age Field
Best New Age Album
Opium Moon – Opium Moon – WINNER
Well deserved: Cardi B picked up Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Don’t Fence Me In – John Daversa, soloist – WINNER
Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Window – Cécile McLorin Salvant – WINNER
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Emanon – The Wayne Shorter Quartet – WINNER
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom – John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists – WINNER
Best Latin Jazz Album
Back To The Sunset – Dafnis Prieto Big Band – WINNER
Earned it: Best Gospel Performance/Song went to Never Alone by Tori Kelly
Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Never Alone – Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, Songwriters – WINNER
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
You Say – Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters – WINNER
Best Gospel Album
Hiding Place – Tori Kelly – WINNER
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle – WINNER
Best Roots Gospel Album
Unexpected – Jason Crabb – WINNER
Emotional: American Roots Performance went to The Joke by Brandi Carlile
American Roots Music Field
Best American Roots Performance
The Joke – Brandi Carlile – WINNER
Best American Roots Song
The Joke – Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile) – WINNER
Best Americana Album
By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile – WINNER
Best Traditional Blues Album
The Blues Is Alive and Well — Buddy Guy – WINNER
Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin’ McCourys” — The Travelin’ McCourys – WINNER
Best Contemporary Blues Album
“Please Don’t Be Dead” — Fantastic Negrito – WINNER
Best Folk Album
All Ashore — Punch Brothers – WINNER
Best Regional Roots Music Album
“No ‘Ane’i” — Kalani Pe’a – WINNER
Listen: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media went to Greatest Showman
Spoken Word Field
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Faith – A Journey For All – Jimmy Carter – WINNER
Music For Visual Media Field
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
The Greatest Showman – (Various Artists) – WINNER
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Panther Ludwig Göransson, composer – WINNER
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Shallow – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – WINNER
Sweeping the board: Best Song Written For Visual Media went to Shallow
Best Instrumental Composition
Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil) -Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard) – WINNER
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Stars and Stripes Forever – John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists) – WINNER
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Spiderman Theme – Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter) – WINNER
Best Recording Package
Masseducation – Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent) – WINNER
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors (“Weird Al” Yankovic) – WINNER
Talented: Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical went to Pharrell Williams
PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
“Colors” — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne,Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck) – WINNER
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Best Remixed Recording
“Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)” — Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim) – WINNER
Best Orchestral Performance
“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER
Best Opera Recording
“Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra) – WINNER
Best Choral Performance
“McLoskey: Zealot Canticles” — Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing) – WINNER
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” — Laurie Anderson & Kronos – WINNER
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony) – WINNER
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
“Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi” — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles – WINNER
Best Classical Compendium
“Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – WINNER
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony) – WINNER
World Music Field
Best World Music Album
Freedom – Soweto Gospel Choir – WINNER