From The List Of Winners To The Out-there Fashion Parade, Here's Everything You Need To Know About Grammy Awards 2019

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The 61st annual Grammy Awards function took place on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to kick-start the Awards ceremony.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The 61st annual Grammy Awards function took place on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The star-studded event hosted several A-listers from the music industry including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Carter, Childish Gambino among others. 

Former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to kick-start the Awards ceremony along with host Alicia Keys. She appeared on the stage alongside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Keys and talked about how music has impacted lives over years. Lady Obama received a warm welcome at the event as her initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause. She smiled and greeted before re-starting her comments.

The 2019 Grammy Awards saw several musicians attain remarkable feat. While Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino's song 'This Is America', won the award for the 'song of the year', Ariana Grande bagged her first Grammy for her recent song 'Sweetener'. Also, Lady Gaga who recently appeared in the hit film 'A Star Is Born' opposite Bradley Cooper bagged 3 awards. The pair together won the Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance for the song 'Shallow' from 'A Star Is Born.'

Here is the list of winners in top Grammy Award categories:

Song of the year: “This Is America” by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson

Best pop duo/group performance: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best pop vocal album: “Sweetener” by Ariana Grande

Best pop solo performance: Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams

Best rap performance: (tie) “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, and “Bubblin” by Anderson.Paak

Best rap/sung performance: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

Best music video: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

Best urban contemporary album: “Everything Is Love” by The Carters

Best traditional pop vocal album: Willie Nelson’s “My Way”

Best rock song: “Masseduction” by St. Vincent

Best rock album: “From the Fires” by Greta Van Fleet

Best rock performance: “When Bad Does Good” by Chris Cornell

Best dance recording: “Electricity” by Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson

Best country song: “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)

Best reggae album: “44/876” by Sting & Shaggy

Best country solo performance: Kacey Musgraves’ “Butterflies”

Best duo/group country performance: Dan + Shay’s “Tequila”

Best jazz vocal album: “The Window” by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Best alternative music album: “Colors,” Beck

Best R&B song: “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai, DJ Mustard, Larrance Dopson and Joelle James

Best R&B performance: “Best Part” by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best comedy album: “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation,” Dave Chappelle

Best Latin pop album: Claudia Brant’s “Sincera”

Best spoken word album: Jimmy Carter’s “Faith — A Journey for All”

Best folk album: Punch Brothers’ “All Ashore”

Best contemporary Christian music album: Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child”

Best musical theater album: “The Band’s Visit”

Best American roots song: Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”

Best American roots performance: Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”

Best Americana album: Brandi Carlile’s “By the Way, I Forgive You”

Best gospel album: Tori Kelly’s “Hiding Place”

Best contemporary Christian music performance/song: Lauren Daigle’s “You Say”

Best world music album: Soweto Gospel Choir’s “Freedom”

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: “The Greatest Showman”

Best score soundtrack for visual media: “Black Panther”

Best song written for visual media: “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”

Best traditional blues album: Buddy Guy’s “The Blues Is Alive and Well”

Best music film: Quincy Jones’ “Quincy”

Best boxed or special limited edition package: “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic”

Talking about attires, this year Grammy's fashion parade was all about sparkles, sequins and statement hats. The music industry’s best showed off their myriad outfits, standing true to the ritual of out-there fashion every year. Take a look at the slideshow above to get see how the global musicians dazzled at the event. 

(With inputs from AP)

 

 

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