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Music awards shows may come and go, but the original Grammys remain The Oscars of the music industry representing the entire music spectrum from classical, country and gospel to rock, rap and reggae.

This year, expect a a full roster of 2019 Grammy nominees to be announced on December 5, 2018.

Next up, the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be televised on CBS on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8PM ET live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosting this year's show for the third time in a row will be funny man and late night show host, James Corden.

New this year? Watch for an expansion of nominees in top categories such as album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best new artist. The move is an effort to better reflect the diversity of music in these categories by including rap, R&B, and other music artists.

Along with the announcement of nominees in November, keep it here for more updates including who will host, performers, presenters and ultimate winners at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

2018 Grammy Awards rewind

Leading the pack of 2018 Grammy nominees were Jay-Z with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, and Bruno Mars with six. Childish Gambino netted five nominations.

Grammy's big winner Bruno Mars takes home Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Hosting this year's ceremony for the second time in a row was talk show host and funnyman James Corden.

Headlining on the big night were Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, Pink, and Little Big Town. Other performers making an appearance included Bruno Mars (one of the night's big winners), Cardi B, Sza, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Kesha, Alessia Cara, Khalid, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Maren Morris, DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Jon Batiste, Gary Clark Jr., Emmylou Harris, Zuleyka River, Chris Stapleton, Sting, and Zedd & Grey.

To celebrate the Grammy's return to New York, classic Broadway hits were also given their due by Patti Lupone ("Evita") and Ben Platt with a musical tribute to Broadway composers. Miley Cyrus also joined Elton John for a tribute as he received the 2018 President's Merit Award.

The all-star lineup of presenters? They included Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld, and Donnie Wahlberg.

Just up ahead, check out the full list of 2018 Grammy nominees and winners in major categories, along with fun facts and interesting trivia about the Grammys.

DID YOU KNOW? Top Grammy Awards fun facts

first Grammy winners for rap
The first ever Grammy for Best Rap
performance was awarded in 1989
to Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff for
"Parents Just Don't Understand".

• The Grammy Awards presentation is the second-most-watched awards show after the Oscars.

• Stevie Wonder holds the record for most Grammys won by a solo artist, with 28 Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement award.

• In 1989, the Fresh Prince (Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff won the first Grammy for a Rap performance.

• The first artists to be stripped of their Grammys were Milli Vanilli in 1989, when it was discovered that their album was not originally sung by them. The duo, which won for Best New Artist that year, lip-synced a live performance during the program.

• Rapper Snoop Dogg has been nominated 12 times for a Grammy but has never won.

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2018 Grammy Award Nominees & * WINNERS

Album of the year
* “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
"Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
“4:44” — Jay-Z
“Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” — Lorde

Record of the year
* ”24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar

Song of the year
* "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Despacito" — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
"4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
"Issues" — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
"1-800-273-8255" — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

New artist
* Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Pop solo performance
* "Shape of You" — Ed Sheeran
"Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson
"Praying" — Kesha
"Million Reasons" — Lady Gaga
"What About Us" — P!nk

Pop duo/group performance
* "Feel It Still" — Portugal. The Man
"Something Just Like This" — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
"Thunder" — Imagine Dragons
"Stay" — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Traditional pop vocal album
* "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" — (Various Artists)
"Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)" — Michael Bublé
"Triplicate" — Bob Dylan
"In Full Swing" — Seth MacFarlane
"Wonderland" — Sarah McLachlan

Pop vocal album
* "÷ (Divide)" — Ed Sheeran
"Kaleidoscope EP" — Coldplay
"Lust for Life" — Lana Del Rey
"Evolve" — Imagine Dragons
"Rainbow" — Kesha
"Joanne" — Lady Gaga

Dance recording
* "Tonite" — LCD Soundsystem
"Bambro Koyo Ganda" — Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa
"Cola" — Camelphat & Elderbrook
"Andromeda" — Gorillaz featuring Dram
"Line of Sight" — Odesza featuring Wynne & Mansionair

Dance/electronic album
* "3-D the Catalogue" — Kraftwerk
"Migration" — Bonobo
"Mura Masa" — Mura Masa
"A Moment Apart" — Odesza
"What Now" — Sylvan Esso

Contemporary instrumental album
* "Prototype" — Jeff Lorber Fusion
"What If" — the Jerry Douglas Band
"Spirit" — Alex Han
"Mount Royal" — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
"Bad Hombre" — Antonio Sanchez

Rock performance
* "You Want It Darker" — Leonard Cohen
"The Promise" — Chris Cornell
"Run" — Foo Fighters
"No Good" — Kaleo
"Go to War" — Nothing More

Metal performance
* "Sultan’s Curse" — Mastodon
"Invisible Enemy" — August Burns Red
"Black Hoodie" — Body Count
"Forever" — Code Orange
"Clockworks" — Meshuggah

Rock song
* "Run" — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
"Atlas, Rise!" — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
"Blood in the Cut" — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
"Go to War" — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
"The Stage" — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Rock album
* "A Deeper Understanding" — the War on Drugs
"Emperor of Sand" — Mastodon
" Self-Destruct" — Metallica
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" — Nothing More
"Villains" — Queens of the Stone Age

R&B performance
* "That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars
"Get You" — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
"Distraction" — Kehlani
"High" — Ledisi
"The Weekend" — SZA

Traditional R&B performance
* "Redbone" — Childish Gambino
"Laugh and Move On" — the Baylor Project
"What I'm Feelin'" — Anthony Hamilton teaturing the Hamiltones
"All the Way" — Ledisi
"Still" — Mali Music

R&B song
* "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"First Began" — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
"Location" — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
"Redbone" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
"Supermodel" — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

Urban contemporary album
* "Starboy" — the Weeknd
"Free 6lack" — 6lack
"Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
"American Teen" — Khalid
"Ctrl" — SZA

R&B album
* "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
"Freudian" — Daniel Caesar
"Let Love Rule" — Ledisi
"Gumbo" — PJ Morton
"Feel the Real' — Musiq Soulchild

Rap performance
* "Humble." — Kendrick Lamar
"Bounce Back" — Big Sean
"Bodak Yellow" — Cardi B
"4:44" — Jay-Z
"Bad and Boujee" — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Rap/sung performance
* "Loyalty." — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
"Prblms" — 6lack
"Crew" — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
"Family Feud" — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
"Love Galore" — SZA featuring Travis Scott

Rap song
* "Humble." — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
"Bodak Yellow" — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
"Chase Me" — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
"Sassy" — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
"The Story of O.J." — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Rap album
* "Damn." — Kendrick Lamar
"4:44" — Jay-Z
"Culture" — Migos
"Laila's Wisdom" — Rapsody
"Flower Boy" — Tyler, the Creator

Country solo performance
* "Either Way" — Chris Stapleton
"Body Like a Back Road" — Sam Hunt
"Losing You" — Alison Krauss
"Tin Man" — Miranda Lambert
"I Could Use a Love Song" — Maren Morris

Country duo/group performance
* "Better Man" — Little Big Town
"It Ain't My Fault" — Brothers Osborne
"My Old Man" — Zac Brown Band
"You Look Good" — Lady Antebellum
"Drinkin' Problem" — Midland

Country song
* "Broken Halos" — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
"Better Man" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
"Body Like a Back Road" — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
"Drinkin’ Problem" — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
"Tin Man" — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Country album
* "From a Room: Volume 1" — Chris Stapleton
"Cosmic Hallelujah" — Kenny Chesney
"Heart Break" — Lady Antebellum
"The Breaker" — Little Big Town
"Life Changes" — Thomas Rhett

New Age album
* "Dancing on Water" — Peter Kater
"Reflection" — Brian Eno
"SongVersation: Medicine" — India.Arie
"Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5" — Kitaro
"Spiral Revelation" — Steve Roach

Improvised jazz solo
* "Miles Beyond" — John McLaughlin, soloist
"Can't Remember Why" — Sara Caswell, soloist
"Dance of Shiva" — Billy Childs, soloist
"Whisper Not" — Fred Hersch, soloist
"Ilimba" — Chris Potter, soloist

Jazz vocal album
* "Dreams and Daggers" — Cécile McLorin Salvant
"The Journey" — The Baylor Project
"A Social Call" — Jazzmeia Horn
"Bad Ass and Blind" — Raul Midón
"Porter Plays Porter" — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King

Gospel performance/song
* "Never Have to Be Alone" — CeCe Winans
"Too Hard Not To" — Tina Campbell
"You Deserve It" — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
"Better Days" — Le'Andria
"My Life" — the Walls Group

Contemporary Christian music performance/song
* "What a Beautiful Name" — Hillsong Worship
"Oh My Soul" — Casting Crowns
"Clean" — Natalie Grant
"Even If" — MercyMe
"Hills and Valleys" — Tauren Wells

Gospel album
* "Let Them Fall in Love" — CeCe Winans
"Crossover: Live From Music City" — Travis Greene
"Bigger Than Me" — Le'Andria
"Close" — Marvin Sapp
"Sunday Song" — Anita Wilson

Latin pop album
* "El Dorado" — Shakira
"Lo Único Constante" — Alex Cuba
"Mis Planes Son Amarte" — Juanes
"Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017" — La Santa Cecilia
"Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)" — Natalia Lafourcade

Latin rock, urban or alternative album
* "Residente" — Residente
"Ayo" — Bomba Estéreo
"Pa' Fuera" — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
"Salvavidas de Hielo" — Jorge Drexler
"El Paradise" — Los Amigos Invisibles

Bluegrass album - TIE
* "Laws of Gravity" — the Infamous Stringdusters
* "All the Rage - In Concert Volume One [Live]" — Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

"Fiddler's Dream" — Michael Cleveland
"Original" — Bobby Osborne
"Universal Favorite" — Noam Pikelny

Folk album
* "Mental Illness" — Aimee Mann
"Semper Femina" — Laura Marling
"The Queen of Hearts" — Offa Rex
"You Don't Own Me Anymore" — the Secret Sisters
"The Laughing Apple" — Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Reggae album
* "Stony Hill" — Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
"Chronology" — Chronixx
"Lost in Paradise" — Common Kings
"Wash House Ting" — J Boog
"Avrakedabra" — Morgan Heritage

Comedy album
* "The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas" — Dave Chappelle
"Cinco" — Jim Gaffigan
"Jerry Before Seinfeld" — Jerry Seinfeld
"A Speck of Dust" — Sarah Silverman
"What Now?" — Kevin Hart

Also see -> Billboard Music Awards | MTV VMA

NAACP Image Awards | Oscars

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