The 61st annual Grammy Awards were presented Sunday 10 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Grammy nominees and performers made their way to the red carpet in downtown Los Angeles. Unlike last year, women are leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.
Lady Gaga picked up 3 awards including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Duo Performance. “This Is America” by Childish Gambino won Song of the Year as well as Record of the Year.
PJ Morton on Adam Levine Controversy
A week ago, PJ Morton was playing the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5. Now, he's at the Grammys and nominated for four awards.
Maroon 5 caught plenty of flack online about its Super Bowl show.
Morton says the band knew going in that "we had a lot stacked up against us in general. We knew it would be hard to please everybody." Still, he says Maroon 5 is proud of the show it put on.
The keyboardist has three nods in the R&B categories and one for pop duo/group performance for "Girls Like You."
(With AP inputs)
'This is America' Takes the Song of The Year
This is America by Childish Gambino wins the Grammy for Song of the Year. Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams are the songwriters
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Win Best Pop Duo for 'Shallow'
The Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album Goes To...
Beck won the Grammy in this Category for the album Colors.
The Grammy for the Best Jazz Vocal Album Goes To...
Cécile McLorin Salvant won the Grammy for the album The Window.
The Grammy for Best Country Song Goes To...
The trophy went to the song Space Cowboy by Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves are songwriters.
The Award for Best Children's Album Goes To...
All the Sounds by Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats won the Best Children’s Album Award. India’s Falguni Shah was nominated in this category for her album Falu’s Bazaar.
The Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance Goes To...
Lady Gaga claimed the trophy in this category for Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’).
The Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Goes To...
Willie Nelson took this one for My Way.
The Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album Goes To...
Popular singer Ariana Grande took home this trophy for Sweetner.
The Grammy for Best Rock Song Goes To...
Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent) won the Grammy for the track Masseduction.
Michelle Obama's Special Surprise Appearance at the 61st Grammys
Former first lady Michelle Obama made an unexpected appearance during the 61st annual Grammy Awards, where she helped open the show alongside Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith.
"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the 'Who Run the World' songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story," Obama said after a long ovation. "Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in."
The Grammy for Best Country Album Goes To...
Kacey Musgraves wins the Grammy for her album Golden Hour.
The Grammys Host Alicia Keys Also Performs at the Awards Nite
Alicia Keys sounded great as she straddled a piano stool rotating between two grand pianos and performed at the 61st Grammys while also hosting the show.
The Grammy for Best Rap Song Goes To...
The track God’s Plan won the award for best rap song sung by Drake and Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib are songwriters.
"I definitely did not think I was winning anything," Drake said before giving a speech.
The Grammy for the Best R&B Album Goes To...
American singer Gabriella "Gabi" Wilson better known as H.E.R wins best R&B album for H.E.R.
The Grammy for the Best Rap Album Goes To...
Cardi B takes home the Grammy for best rap album with her debut ‘Invasion of Privacy’.
The Grammy for the Best New Artist Goes To...
“New Rules” singer Dua Lipa has won the Grammy for best new artist. She also performed on stage with St Vincent.
BTS Grace the Stage!
Korean K-Pop boy band BTS made an appearance on the stage, their first time at the Grammys.
The Grammy for the Record of the Year Goes To...
Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover won record of the year for “This is America”.