Grammys Results

On Sunday, February 10th, 2019, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards were broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The opening entrance starred the host, Alicia Keys, and Former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Their tribute to the power of music also set the tone for a female-dominated evening. Unfortunately, with the no-shows and drama, it was more a night of embarrassment for the Recording Academy. Among the no-shows were Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, Rihanna, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, and Jay-Z. Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino(aka Donald Glover) refused performances and were no-shows. Drake also refused to perform, but showed up. During his acceptance speech after winning Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan”, he alluded to the Academy’s debatable track record with artists of color and hip hop, and was promptly cut off. The drama continued when Cardi B’s album Invasion of Privacy won Best Rap Album instead of Mac Miller’s Swimming or Travis Scott’s Astroworld. Ariana Grande took to Twitter expressing her anger over Miller’s loss but the tweets have since been deleted. On the other hand, it was a big night for Donald Glover and Kacey Musgraves. Glover’s song “This is America” won Song of the Year, Best Music Video, Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Musgrave’s won Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour, Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy” and Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies”. As for performances, Cardi B’s rendition of her song “Money” was almost overshadowed by the pianist, Chloe Flower. Viewers were left stunned at Chloe’s skill and style. Another notable performance was the collab between St. Vincent and Dua Lipa. The performance began with St. Vincent singing the night’s Best Rock Song winner, “Masseduction” with her guitar, before Dua Lipa joined her for a connective rendition of “One Kiss.”

By – Evanka Amin


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