2019 Grammy Award Winners


2019 Grammy Award Winners

Winners Announced: February 10, 2019
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: Alicia Keys
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018

2019 Grammy Trivia

  • This year marked the first time in Grammy history that women won all major categories, breaking the notorious Grammy glass ceiling.
  • Childish Gambino’s This Is America made history by becoming the first rap song to win Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
  • Alicia Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner herself, hosted the show and notably performed a medley playing two pianos at once.
  • Dua Lipa took home the award for Best New Artist and used her acceptance speech to take a jab at Recording Academy President Neil Portnow’s controversial 2018 “step up” comment aimed at female artists.
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves was a dark horse in the awards race, winning Album of the Year and showing that country music still has a significant presence at the Grammys.
  • Cardi B became the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album, a category usually dominated by male artists.
  • Lady Gaga won multiple awards for her A Star Is Born soundtrack work, including Best Song Written for Visual Media with Shallow.
  • Drake’s win for Best Rap Song with God’s Plan came with a somewhat controversial speech where the rapper critiqued the importance of award shows.

2019 Grammy Winners

Album of the year:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Record of the Year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Song of the Year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson
Best rap/sung performance:
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Best music video:
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Best rap album:
Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
Best rap song:
God’s Plan – Drake
Best new artist:
Dua Lipa
Best country album:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Best pop duo/group performance:
Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Best pop vocal album:
Sweetener – Ariana Grande
Best pop solo performance:
Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) – Lady Gaga
Best R&B album:
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Best R&B song:
Boo’d Up – Ella Mai, DJ Mustard, Larrance Dopson and Joelle James
Best R&B performance:
Best Part – H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
Producer of the year, non-classical:
Pharrell Williams
Best rap performance: (tie)
King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake
Bubblin by Anderson.Paak
Best urban contemporary album:
Everything Is Love – The Carters
Best traditional pop vocal album:
Willie Nelson’s My Way
Best rock song:
Masseduction – St. Vincent
Best rock album:
From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet
Best rock performance:
When Bad Does Good – Chris Cornell
Best dance recording:
Electricity – Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson
Best country song:
Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)
Best reggae album:
44/876 – Sting & Shaggy
Best country solo performance:
Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
Best duo/group country performance:
Tequila – Dan + Shay
Best jazz vocal album:
The Window – Cecile McLorin Salvant
Best alternative music album:
Colors – Beck
Best comedy album:
Equanimity & the Bird Revelation – Dave Chappelle
Best Latin pop album:
Sincera – Claudia Brant
Best spoken word album:
Faith – A Journey for All – Jimmy Carter
Best folk album:
All Ashore – Punch Brothers
Best contemporary Christian music album:
Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
Best musical theater album:
Visit – The Band
Best American roots song:
The Joke – Brandi Carlile
Best American Roots performance:
The Joke- Brandi Carlile
Best Americana album:
By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile
Best gospel album:
Hiding Place – Tori Kelly
Best contemporary Christian music performance/song:
You Say -0 Lauren Daigle
Best world music album:
Freedom- Soweto Gospel Choir
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media:
The Greatest Showman
Best score soundtrack for visual media:
Black Panther
Best song written for visual media:
Shallow from A Star Is Born
Best traditional blues album:
The Blues Is Alive and Well – Buddy Guy
Best music film:
Quincy – Quincy Jones
Best boxed or special limited edition package:
Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic