The most-awaited music event of every year dedicated to recognizing all achievements in the music industry, the Grammy Awards, has come upon us. The top contenders for this year’s most coveted awards include some of music’s most high-profile names. Here is our recap for you, so you don’t miss out on anything.
Childish Gambino is the big winner tonight, bagging the most acclaimed award, the Grammys Song of the Year, Record of the Year, as well as Best Rap/Sung Performance, and its astonishing video claimed Best Music Video. This marks a spot in history as the first ever hip-hop artist to claim Song of the Year.
Stirring slight controversy, Kacey Musgraves not only snatched Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies”, and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy”, she took home Album of the Year, the most coveted Grammy award of every year for ‘Golden Hour’, which also snabbed Best Country Album of the Year.
Cardi B took home Best Rap Album, creating slight controversy on Twitterverse as she beat the likes of Mac Miller, Pusha T, Travis Scott and Nipsey Hussle.
Beck took home Best Alternative Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). And Emily Lazar, who worked on the album, Colors, became the first woman to win in the category.
Best Rock Performance was awarded with a posthumous Grammy to the late Chris Cornell for “When Bad Does Good”. His two children, Toni and Christopher, accepted the award on his behalf.
Despite her absence, Ariana Grande is still victorious, claiming Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2018 LP, Sweetener. This is her first ever Grammy.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s critically acclaimed “Shallow” from their Oscar frontrunner film A Star is Born continues its much-anticipated winning streak, taking home Best Pop/Duo Group Performance and Best Song for Visual Media. Lady Gaga also bagged Best Solo Pop Performance for “Joanne”. She performed ’Shallow’ live for the award show.
The Best Rap Performance saw a tie between “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake and Jay Rock, and Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin’”. Black Panther took home Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Drake topped the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Future, and Eminem taking home Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan”.
H.E.R. was triumphant taking home Best R&B Album for her self-titled album, and was presented the award by K-pop sensation BTS.
Dua Lipa took home Best New Artist right after joining St. Vincent on stage to perform “Masseduction”, which claimed Best Rock Song.
Dave Chappelle took home the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for ‘Equanimity & The Bird Revelation’.
Pharrell Williams beat out Kanye, Boi-1da, and Linda Williams for Producer of the Year.
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