Women ruled the awards, in a show hosted by Alicia Keys.
The 2019 Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 10, and broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys began with five women, including host Alicia Keys and former first lady Michelle Obama, paying tribute to the power of music. Their intro turned out to set the tone for an evening that was generally ruled by women.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves took home four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” took home three Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year — making it the first hip-hop song to ever win those awards. Dua Lipa won two Grammys, including Best New Artist. And Lady Gaga won three Grammys, including two for the song “Shallow,” the lead single from the soundtrack for A Star Is Born that is also nominated for “Best Original Song” at the 2019 Oscars.
In addition to Musgraves, Lipa, and Gaga, Cardi B took home Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy — making her the first solo woman in Grammy history to win the prize — while H.E.R. won Best R&B Album for her self-titled record. Brandi Carlile won six Grammys (three in the pre-telecast ceremony) including Best Americana Album for By the Way, I Forgive You.