Feb 11, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

The 61st Grammy Awards event was held in Los Angeles, the Hollywood city in California where a big number of celebrities from all over the United States.

The annual awards were hosted by Alicia Keys and drew a big number of celebrities among them:

Dua Lipa, Offset, Cardi B, The Back Street Boys, Toni Braxton, Drake, Pusha T, Lady Gaga just to name a few.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama also made a surprise appearance in the event.

Below is a list of all nominees in the various categories and the winner.    


Cardi B-Invasion of Privacy.

Brandi Carlile-By the way I Forgive you



Post Malone-Beerbongs & Bentleys

Janelle Monae-Dirty Computer.

Various Artists-Black Panther OST

Kacey Musgraves-Golden Hour (WINNER)


Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J. Balvin- I like it

Brandi Carlile- The Joke.

Childish Gambino-This is America (WINNER)

Drake- God’s Plan.

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper- Shallow.

Post Malone & 21 Savage- Rockstar

Kendrick Lamar & SZA –All the Stars.

Zedd, Marren Morris & Grey- The Middle


Chloe X Halle

Luke Combs.

Greta Van Fleet.


Dua Lipa. (WINNER)

Margo Price.

Bebe Rexha.


Mac Miller-Swimming

Cardi B-Invasion of Privacy (WINNER)

Nipsey Hussle-Victory Lap.

Pusha T-Daytona.Travis Scott-Astroworld.


Toni Braxton-Sex & Cigarettes.

Leon Bridges-Good Thing.


Lalah Hathaway-Honestly.

P.J Morton-Gumbo Unplugged.


Drake- God’s Plan (WINNER)

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake- King Dead.

Eminem x Joyner Lucas-Lucky You

Travis Scott x Drake x Big Hawk & Swae Lee- Sicko Mode.

Jay Rock-Win


Brothers Osborne-Port Saint Joe.

Kelsea Ballerini-Unapologetically

Ashley McBryde- Girl Going Nowhere

Chris Stapleton-From a Room Vol 2.

Kacey Musgraves-Golden Hour (WINNER)


Brandi Carllile- The Joke.

Childish Gambino- This is America (WINNER)

Drake-God’s Plan.

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper- Shallow

Kendrick Lamar x SZA- All the stars.

Shawn Mendes-In my Blood.

Zedd x Maren Morris & Grey- The Middle

Ella Mai- Boo’d Up


Best pop duo/group performance
Christina Aguilera ft Demi Lovato – Fall in Line
Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall – ’S Wonderful
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow (WINNER)
Maroon 5 ft Cardi B – Girls Like You
Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle

Best pop solo performance

Beck – Colors

Camila Cabello – Havana (live)

Ariana Grande – God Is a Woman

Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) (WINNER)

Post Malone – Better Now

Best pop vocal album

Camila Cabello – Camila

Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life

Ariana Grande – Sweetener (WINNER)

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

Taylor Swift – Reputation

Best traditional pop vocal album

Tony Bennet and Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay

Willie Nelson – My Way (WINNER)

Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole & Me

Seal – Standards (Deluxe)

Barbra Streisand – The Music …The Memories…The Magic!

Best alternative music album

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Beck – Colors (WINNER)

Björk – Utopia

David Byrne – American Utopia

St Vincent – Masseduction

Best country solo performance

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great

Maren Morris – Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters

Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies (WINNER)

Chris Stapleton – Millionaire

Keith Urban – Parallel Line

Best country duo/group performance

Brothers Osborne – Shoot Me Straight

Dan + Shay – Tequila (WINNER)

Little Big Town – When Someone Stops Loving You

Maren Morris x Vince Gill – Dear Hate

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be

Best country song

Cole Swindell – Break Up in the End

Maren Morris ft Vince Gill – Dear Hate

Blake Shelton – I Lived In

Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy (WINNER)

Dan + Shay – Tequila

Best gospel album

Jekalyn Carr – One Nation Under God

Tori Kelly – Hiding Place (WINNER)

Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room

The Walls Group – The Other Side

Brian Courtney Wilson – A Great Work

Best Latin pop album

Pablo Alborán – Prometo

Claudia Brant – Sincera (WINNER)

Natalia Lafourcade – Musas

Raquel Sofia – 2:00 AM

Carlos Vives – Vives

Best Americana album
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You (WINNER)
Bettye Lavette – Things Have Changed
John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness
Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
The Wood Brothers – One Drop of Truth

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
Call Me By Your Name
Deadpool 2
The Greatest Showman (WINNER)
Lady Bird
Stranger Things

Best song written for visual media
All The Stars — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
Mystery Of Love — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)
Remember Me — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
Shallow — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) (WINNER)
This Is Me — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)

Best music video
APES*** — The Carters, Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers
This Is America — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers (WINNER)
I’m Not Racist Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer
Pynk — Janelle Monáe, Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers
Mumbo Jumbo — Tierra Whack Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

Best comedy album
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle (WINNER)
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup For Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine — Chris Rock

Best dance/electronic album
Singularity —Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide — Justice (WINNER)
Treehouse — Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides — SOPHIE
Lune Rouge — TOKiMONSTA

Best rap performance
Cardi B – Be Careful
Drake – Nice for What
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – King’s Dead (TIE)
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin (TIE)
Travis Scott, Drake , Big Hawk & Swae Lee – Sicko Mode

Best traditional R&B performance
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand (TIE)
Bettye LaVette – Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Major. – Honest
PJ Morton ft Yebba – How Deep Is Your Love (TIE)
Charlie Wilson ft Lalah Hathaway – Made for Love

Best R&B song
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (WINNER)
Miguel ft J Cole and Salaam Remi – Come Through and Chill
Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
HER – Focus
Toni Braxton – Long As I Live

Best rap/sung performance
Christina Aguilera ft Goldlink – Like I Do
6lack ft J Cole – Pretty Little Fears
Childish Gambino – This Is America (WINNER)
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Post Malone ft 21 Savage – Rockstar
Producer of the year, non-classical
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)

Best rock song
Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising
Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
Bring Me the Horizon – Mantra
St Vincent – Masseduction (WINNER)
Ghost – Rats

Best rock performance
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out of Five
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good (WINNER)
The Fever 333 – Made an America
Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
Halestorm – Uncomfortable

Best rock album
Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy – Mania
Ghost – Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires (WINNER)
Weezer – Pacific Daydream
Best metal performance
Between the Buried and Me – Condemned to the Gallows
Deafheaven – Honeycomb
High on Fire – Electric Messiah (WINNER)
Trivium – Betrayer
Underoath – On My Teeth

Best urban contemporary album
The Carters – Everything Is Love (WINNER)
Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
Miguel – War & Leisure
Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism

Ariana Grande wore her Grammy’s gown at home after claiming that she had been insulted by Producers. 


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