Grammy Awards 2019: List of biggest winners

Check out the biggest winners of Grammy Awards 2019 and a list of winners in major categories.

by Marsha Dizon

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The 61st Grammy Awards (2019) was hosted by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019.

The biggest winners include American rapper and singer-songwriter Childish Gambino (age 35), whose song “This is America” won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video. It’s the first time in the history of Grammy Awards that hip-hop won in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories.

Another big winner is American country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who won Album of the Year and Best Country Album for “Golden Hour”. She also won Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies” and Best Country Song for co-writing “Space Cowboy”, bringing her total haul to 4 Grammy Awards.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga had a most-talked about performance of her song “Shallow” and was a big winner for the night too. She bagged 3 awards at the 61st Grammy: Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper, Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Shallow’ (A Star is Born); and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

Meanwhile, the most-nominated woman for the Grammy Awards 2019, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile won three Grammys out of her 6 nominations. She won Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for “The Joke”. She also won Best Americana Album for “By the Way, I Forgive You”.

Cardi B, on the other hand, made history for winning Best Rap Album award for her debut “Invasion of Privacy”, the first ever solo woman to do so.

Here’s a list of the biggest winners and major awards at the 2019 Grammy Awards:


Record of the Year: “This is America” – Childish Gambino

Album of the Year: “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves

Song of the Year
“This Is America” — Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best New Artist: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Pop Vocal Album
“Sweetener” — Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“My Way” – Willie Nelson

Dance/Electronic Music

Best Dance Recording
“Electricity” – Silk City & Dua Lipa featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
Silk City, producers; Josh Gudwin, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album
“Woman Worldwide” — Justice


Best Rock Performance
“When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance
“Electric Messiah” – High on Fire

Best Rock Song
“Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

Best Rock Album
“From the Fires” — Greta Van Fleet


Best Alternative Music Album
“Colors” — Beck


Best R&B Performance
“Best Part” — H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“How Deep Is Your Love” – PJ Morton featuring Yebba

Best R&B Song
“Boo’d Up” by Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Everything Is Love” — The Carters

Best R&B Album
“H.E.R.” — H.E.R.


Best Rap Performance
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake and
“Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Best Rap Song
“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album
“Invasion of Privacy” — Cardi B


Best Country Solo Performance
“Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Best Country Song
“Space Cowboy”
Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best Country Album
“Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves


Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Don’t Fence Me In” – John Daversa, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Window – Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Emanon” — The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom – John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album
Back to the Sunset – Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“You Say” – Lauren Daigle
Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
“Hiding Place” — Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Look Up Child” — Lauren Daigle

Best Roots Gospel Album
“Unexpected” — Jason Crabb

American Roots Music

Best American Roots Performance
“The Joke” – Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song
“The Joke”
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best Americana Album
“By the Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile

Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin’ McCourys – The Travelin’ McCourys

Best Traditional Blues Album
The Blues Is Alive and Well – Buddy Guy

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Please Don’t Be Dead – Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album
All Ashore – Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album
No ‘Ane’i – Kalani Pe’a


Best Reggae Album
44/876 – Sting & Shaggy


Best Comedy Album
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation – Dave Chappelle

Musical Theater

Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit – Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists)
Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Greg Wells, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Shallow” (from “A Star Is Born”)
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

Music Video/ Film

Best Music Video
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
Hiro Murai, video directors; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

Best Music Film
Quincy – Quincy Jones
Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

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