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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, 2019 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday, December 7, 2018 live on “CBS This Morning” at 8:30 a.m. ET.

first Grammy winners for rap
15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys
hosts the 2019 Grammy Awards.

2019 Grammy winners were announced live at the 61st annual Grammy Awards when it was televised on CBS on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8PM ET from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosting the show for the first time ever was Grammy winner Alicia Keys.

Leading the pack in the Grammy race this year are Kenrick Lamar with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven Grammy nods. Female artists are also beginning to take the lead in 2019 -- including rapper Cardi B, singer Brandi Carlisle, country star Kacey Musgraves, R&B artists H.E.R. and Janelle Monáe -- all competing with male heavyweights for Album of the Year.

On awards night, audience were treated to appearances by Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick - recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The performance lineup for the 2019 Grammy Awards included show opener Camila Cabello with J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, Ricky Martin, and Young Thug. Also watch for performandes by Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., and a special performance by Post Malone appearing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The performance lineup also included Grammy MusiCares Person Of The Year Dolly Parton performing with Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry. Also included was a special 75th birthday celebration -- for singing legend Diana Ross -- with a live performance by The Lady herself!

Presenting at the this year's Grammys were Korean pop band BTS, Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Charlie Wilson, Alessia Cara, Eve, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beats, Meghan Trainor, Kane Brown, Cedric The Entertainer, Nina Dobrev, Julian Edelman, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinket Smith, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of Grammy nominees & winners along with fun facts and interesting trivia about music's biggest night ...


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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also see -> Latin Grammys

2019 Grammy Award Nominees & * Winners

Album of the year
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake – Scorpion
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour – * WINNER
Various artists – Black Panther OST

Record of the year
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Childish Gambino – This Is America – * WINNER
Drake – God’s Plan
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Post Malone ft 21 Savage – Rockstar
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

Best new artist
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa – * WINNER
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best rap album
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy – * WINNER
Mac Miller – Swimming
Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
Pusha T – Daytona
Travis Scott – Astroworld

Best R&B album
Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
H.E.R. – H.E.R. – * WINNER
PJ Morton – Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best rap song
Drake – God’s Plan – * WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – King’s Dead
Eminem ft Joyner Lucas – Lucky You
Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee – Sicko Mode
Jay Rock – Win

Best country album
Kelsea Ballerini – Unapologetically
Brothers Osborne – Port Saint Joe
Ashley McBryde – Girl Going Nowhere
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour – * WINNER
Chris Stapleton – From a Room: Volume 2

Song of the year
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Childish Gambino – This Is America – * WINNER
Drake – God’s Plan
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

Best pop duo/group performance
Christina Aguilera ft Demi Lovato – Fall in Line
Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall – ’S Wonderful
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow – * WINNER
Maroon 5 ft Cardi B – Girls Like You
Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey – The Middle

Best pop solo performance
Beck – Colors
Camila Cabello – Havana (live)
Ariana Grande – God Is a Woman
Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) – * WINNER
Post Malone – Better Now

Best pop vocal album
Camila Cabello – Camila
Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
Ariana Grande – Sweetener – * WINNER
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
Pink – Beautiful Trauma
Taylor Swift – Reputation

Best traditional pop vocal album
Tony Bennet and Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay
Willie Nelson – My Way – * WINNER
Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole & Me
Seal – Standards (Deluxe)
Barbra Streisand – The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!

Best alternative music album
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Beck – Colors – * WINNER
Björk – Utopia
David Byrne – American Utopia
St Vincent – Masseduction

Best country solo performance
Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great
Maren Morris – Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies – * WINNER
Chris Stapleton – Millionaire
Keith Urban – Parallel Line'

Best country duo/group performance
Brothers Osborne – Shoot Me Straight
Dan + Shay – Tequila – * WINNER
Little Big Town – When Someone Stops Loving You
Maren Morris ft Vince Gill – Dear Hate
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be

Best country song
Cole Swindell – Break Up in the End
Maren Morris ft Vince Gill – Dear Hate
Blake Shelton – I Lived In
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy – * WINNER
Dan + Shay – Tequila

Best gospel album
Jekalyn Carr – One Nation Under God
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place – * WINNER
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room
The Walls Group – The Other Side
Brian Courtney Wilson – A Great Work

Best Latin pop album
Pablo Alborán – Prometo
Claudia Brant – Sincera – * WINNER
Natalia Lafourcade – Musas
Raquel Sofia – 2:00 AM
Carlos Vives – Vives

Best Americana album
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You – * WINNER
Bettye Lavette – Things Have Changed
John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness
Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
The Wood Brothers – One Drop of Truth

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
Call Me By Your Name
Deadpool 2
The Greatest Showman – * WINNER
Lady Bird
Stranger Things

Best song written for visual media
All The Stars — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
Mystery Of Love — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)
Remember Me — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
Shallow — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – * WINNER
This Is Me — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)

Best music video
APES*** — The Carters, Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers
This Is America — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers – * WINNER
I’m Not Racist Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer
Pynk — Janelle Monáe, Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers
Mumbo Jumbo — Tierra Whack Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

Best comedy album
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle – * WINNER
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup For Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine — Chris Rock

Best dance/electronic album
Singularity —Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide — Justice – * WINNER
Treehouse — Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides — SOPHIE
Lune Rouge — TOKiMONSTA

Best rap performance
Cardi B – Be Careful
Drake – Nice for What
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – King’s Dead – TIE
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin – TIE

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – Sicko Mode

Best traditional R&B performance
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand – TIE
Bettye LaVette – Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Major. – Honest
PJ Morton ft Yebba – How Deep Is Your Love – TIE
Charlie Wilson ft Lalah Hathaway – Made for Love

Best R&B song
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up – * WINNER
Miguel ft J Cole and Salaam Remi – Come Through and Chill
Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
HER – Focus
Toni Braxton – Long As I Live

Best rap/sung performance
Christina Aguilera ft Goldlink – Like I Do
6lack ft J Cole – Pretty Little Fears
Childish Gambino – This Is America – * WINNER
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Post Malone ft 21 Savage – Rockstar

Best rock song
Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising
Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
Bring Me the Horizon – Mantra
St Vincent – Masseduction – * WINNER
Ghost – Rats

Best rock performance
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out of Five
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good – * WINNER
The Fever 333 – Made an America
Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
Halestorm – Uncomfortable

Best rock album
Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy – Mania
Ghost – Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires – * WINNER
Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Best metal performance
Between the Buried and Me – Condemned to the Gallows
Deafheaven – Honeycomb
High on Fire – Electric Messiah – * WINNER
Trivium – Betrayer
Underoath – On My Teeth

Best urban contemporary album
The Carters – Everything Is Love – * WINNER
Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
Miguel – War & Leisure
Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism


Also see -> Billboard Music Awards | MTV VMA

NAACP Image Awards | Oscars


More about the Grammys on the Web


GRAMMY.com - The official site with all the lastest news, complete list of nominees and winners, a comprehensive database searchable by year or category, related feature stories, Grammy trivia, an award process FAQ, photo gallery.

GRAMMY AWARDS - CBS - The official broadcaster with a complete schedule, nominee list, feature stories, video interviews, and behind the scenes photos.

Grammy Award - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with a massive hyperlinked account of the awards with winner lists dating back to 1959.

 

 

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