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Grammy Awards: Winners and losers at the 61st annual awards show

2019 Grammy Awards Top Winners

Grammy Awards: Winners and losers at the 61st annual awards show

The Grammy Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for the music industry and this year was no different.

The star-studded show, hosted by artist Alicia Keyes, in Los Angeles at the Staples Center Sunday night featured performances by Diana Ross, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town and Dolly Parton, Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, St. Vincent and Dua Lipa and many more. 

>> Related: Photos: 2019 Grammy Awards red carpet

Here are the winners and losers of the 61st annual Grammy Awards:

General field 

Record Of The Year

“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino  WINNER
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album Of The Year

“Invasion Of Privacy” — Cardi B
“By The Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile
“Scorpion” — Drake
“H.E.R.” — H.E.R.
“Beerbongs & Bentleys” — Post Malone
“Dirty Computer” — Janelle Monáe
“Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves      WINNER
“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” (Various Artists)

Song Of The Year

“All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
“In My Blood” — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
“The Middle” — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
“This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)     WINNER

Best New Artist

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

Pop Field

Best Pop Solo Performance 
“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga    WINNER

“Better Now” — Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 
“Fall In Line” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Backstreet Boys
“‘S Wonderful” — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper    WINNER
“Girls Like You” — Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
“Say Something” — Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 
“Love Is Here To Stay” —Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“My Way” — Willie Nelson   WINNER

“Nat “King” Cole & Me” — Gregory Porter
“Standards” (DELUXE) — Seal
“THE MUSIC…THE MEM’RIES…THE MAGIC!” — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album 
“Camila” — Camila Cabello
“Meaning Of Life” — Kelly Clarkson
“Sweetener” — Ariana Grande   WINNER

“Shawn Mendes” — Shawn Mendes
“Beautiful Trauma” — P!nk
“Reputation” — Taylor Swift

Dance/Electronic Field 

Best Dance Recording 
“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
“Ultimatum” — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
“Losing It” — Fisher
“Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson     WINNER
“Ghost Voices” — Virtual Self 

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

Contemporary Instrumental Field

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 
“The Emancipation Procrastination” — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

“Steve Gadd Band” — Steve Gadd Band   WINNER

“Modern Lore” — Julian Lage
“Laid Black” — Marcus Miller
“Protocol 4” — Simon Phillips

Rock Field

Best Rock Performance 
“Four Out Of Five” —Arctic Monkeys
“When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell   WINNER

“Made An America” — The Fever 333
“Highway Tune” — Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable” — Halestorm

Best Metal Performance 
“Condemned To The Gallows “— Between The Buried And Me
“Honeycomb” — Deafheaven
“Electric Messiah” — High On Fire   WINNER
“Betrayer” — Trivium
“On My Teeth — Underoath

Best Rock Song 
“Black Smoke Rising” — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
“Jumpsuit” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“MANTRA” — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
“Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)     WINNER
“Rats” — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters(Ghost)  

Best Rock Album 
“Rainier Fog” — Alice In Chains
“M A N I A” — Fall Out Boy
“Prequelle — Ghost
“From The Fires” — Greta Van Fleet   WINNER
“Pacific Daydream” — Weezer

Alternative Field 

Best Alternative Music Album 
“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” —Arctic Monkeys
“Colors” — Beck   WINNER

“Utopia” — Björk
“American Utopia” — David Byrne
“Masseduction” — St. Vincent

R&B Field

Best R&B Performance 

“Long As I Live” — Toni Braxton

“Summer” — The Carters
“Y O Y” — Lalah Hathaway
“Best Part” — H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar WINNER“First Began” — PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance (TIE)

“Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” — Leon Bridges  WINNER
“Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight” — Bettye LaVette
“Honest” — MAJOR.
“How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton Featuring Yebba   WINNER
“Made For Love” — Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song 

“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)   WINNER

“Come Through And Chill” — Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
“Feels Like Summer” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Focus” — Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Long As I Live” — Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

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

“The Kids Are Alright “— Chloe x Halle
“Chris Dave And The Drumhedz” — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
“War & Leisure” — Miguel
“Ventriloquism” — Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album 
“Sex & Cigarettes” — Toni Braxton
“Good Thing” — Leon Bridges
“Honestly” — Lalah Hathaway
“H.E.R.” — H.E.R.     WINNER
“Gumbo Unplugged (Live)” — PJ Morton

Rap Field

Best Rap Performance (TIED)
“Be Careful” — Cardi B
“Nice For What” — Drake
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake  WINNER
 

“Bubblin” — Anderson Paak   WINNER“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance 
“Like I Do” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
“Pretty Little Fears” — 6LACK Featuring J. Cole
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino   WINNER“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song

“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)    WINNER 
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
“Lucky You” — R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
“Sicko Mode” — Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
“Win” — K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best Rap Album

“Invasion Of Privacy” — Cardi B    WINNER
“Swimming” — Mac Miller
“Victory Lap” — Nipsey Hussle
“Daytona” — Pusha T
“Astroworld” — Travis Scott

Country Field

Best Country Solo Performance 
“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” — Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris
“Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves   WINNER
“Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance 
“Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne
“Tequila” — Dan + Shay   WINNER
” When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill
“Meant To Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song 
“Break Up In The End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
“Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, Songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
“I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
“Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) WINNER“Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best Country Album 
“Unapologetically” — Kelsea Ballerini
“Port Saint Joe” — Brothers Osborne
“Girl Going Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
“Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves    WINNER“From A Room: Volume 2” — Chris Stapleton

New Age Field

Best New Age Album 
“Hiraeth” — Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann
“Beloved” — Snatam Kaur
“Opium Moon” — Opium Moon WINNER“Molecules Of Motion” — Steve Roach
“Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island” — Jim Kimo West

Jazz Field

Best Improvised Jazz Solo 
“Some Of That Sunshine” — Regina Carter, soloist
“Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist WINNER“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloists
“De-dah” — Brad Mehldau, soloist
“Cadenas” — Miguel Zenón, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album 
“My Mood Is You” — Freddy Cole
“The Questions” — Kurt Elling
“The Subject Tonight Is Love” — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace
“If You Really Want” — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza
“The Window” — Cécile McLorin Salvant WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 
“Diamond Cut” — Tia Fuller
“Live In Europe” — Fred Hersch Trio
“Seymour Reads The Constitution!” — Brad Mehldau Trio
“Still Dreaming” — Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
“Emanon” — The Wayne Shorter Quartet WINNER

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 
“All About That Basie” — The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart
“American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom” — John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists WINNER
“Presence” — Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band
“All Can Work” — John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
“Barefoot Dances And Other Visions” — Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album 
“Heart Of Brazil”— Eddie Daniels
“Back To The Sunset”— Dafnis Prieto Big Band WINNER
“West Side Story Reimagined”— Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
“Cinque”— Elio Villafranca
“Yo Soy La Tradición” — Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet

Gospel/ Contemporary Christian Music 

Best Gospel Performance/Song 
“You Will Win” — Jekalyn Carr; Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr, Songwriters
“Won’t He Do It” — Koryn Hawthorne
“Never Alone” — Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, Songwriters WINNER“Cycles” Jonathan Mcreynolds Featuring Doe; Jonathan McReynolds, Songwriter
“A Great Work” — Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson, Songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 
“Reckless Love” — Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters
“You Say” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters  WINNER“Joy” — for King & Country; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
“Grace Got You” — MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters
“Known”— Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters

 

 

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  • U.S. House Democrats denounced President Donald Trump on Sunday, after he said on Twitter that a group of outspoken progressive Democrats in Congress should 'go back' to their 'totally broken and crime infested' countries, even though three of the four women lawmakers were born in the United States. 'When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to “Make America Great Again” has always been about making America white again,' tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 'You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us,' said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who was born in the Bronx. 'THIS is what racism looks like,' tweeted Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who was born in Boston. 'WE are what democracy looks like.' 'I will never back down,' said Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who was born in Detroit. 'As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States,' said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who was born in Somalia, and emigrated to the U.S. when she was nine years old. Throughout Sunday, Democrats reacted with bitterness to the President's tweets. 'We have a racist in the White House and these vile comments go beyond dog-whistling,' said Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI). 'I don’t know what else to say but Donald Trump is a racist and a criminal and we have a constitutional duty to impeach him,' said Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). 'There’s no excuse for such racist and xenophobic comments, especially from the president of the United States,' said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO). 'Trump’s racist rant against our colleagues unifies all patriotic Americans against him,' said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). 'The birther-in-chief continues to spout racist, un-American garbage to distract from his failing administration,' said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). 'As I’ve said all along, this President is a racist, and this comment confirms the person we know him to be on the inside,' said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY). 'Go back where you came from,” the cry of every bigoted tyrant for centuries,' said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY). These were the tweets from the President on Sunday morning which drew the attention of Democrats: It wasn't immediately apparent what spurred the President's series of social media missives at the four women lawmakers, who have been involved in a growing feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 'To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came” is racist and disgusting,' said Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who recently left the Republican Party in Congress. On Twitter, Republicans were silent about the President's remarks, tweeting instead on Sunday about health care, immigration, Girl Scouts, baseball, and more.
  • House Democrats announced Friday evening that they had reached a new deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his testimony about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, delaying his appearance before a pair of House panels by one week, and adding an extra two hours to his testimony. The new schedule will bring Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 am on July 24 - he will testify there for three hours. After a lunch break, he will then appear before the House Judiciary Committee for three hours in the afternoon. The extra time was praised by members in both parties, as frustration had built through the week, about the lack of time to question the Special Counsel. 'The new format will allow all Judiciary Republicans to question the special counsel on July 24,' said Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. “This is a win for the American public,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). “The people will hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller directly and for a longer period of time.” In recent days, more and more lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee had publicly complained about the time constraints. 'I don't get a chance to question him?' said Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) on Thursday. 'This is just plain wrong.' 'I'm not going to get to ask my question,' added Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA). 'My constituents deserve to be represented at this hearing.' Now the change should allow every member in both parties a chance to ask something of Mueller. Mueller has said he won't give any answers that go outside what he wrote in his over 400 page report. Most lawmakers in Congress have not read the report in its entirety.
  • Under a veto threat, the House on Friday approved a $733 billion defense policy bill which would block the President from shifting military money into a border wall or to pay for Homeland Security detention of illegal immigrants, but lawmakers rejected additional plans from Democrats to restrict the use of soldiers to help with immigration enforcement, and to prohibit the detention of immigrant children at military facilities. 'Kids are not prisoners of war. They do not belong on military bases,' argued Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) in vain on Friday, as the House defeated her plan to prevent military base from being used as immigrant detention facilities. The House also rejected a similar amendment from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and defeated another plan from the New York Democrat which would have restricted the use of soldiers along the southern border, if their assignment is to help enforce immigration law. 'There is no need for this,' argued Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), who labeled the Ocasio-Cortez plan a 'wrongheaded amendment,' as more than 50 Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the measure. The votes came as a House panel was hearing testimony Friday on the detention of illegal immigrant children in U.S. Border Patrol facilities, as the acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security detailed extreme overcrowding. 'Our recent unannounced inspections revealed a situation far more grievous than those previously encountered by our inspectors,' said Jennifer Costello, the acting IG at DHS. Costello described one facility in Texas - which had a maximum capacity of 125 people in detention - was actually holding 750 immigrants. And by the next morning, that had swelled to 900. 'These issues pose a serious and imminent threat to both DHS personnel and detainees, and require the Department's immediate attention and action,' Costello said in testimony before the House Oversight Committee, echoing her report from early July which included photos of detainees crammed together in makeshift holding cells. Top Democrats have vowed to pass additional legislation this month to hold the Homeland Security Department accountable on the standards of care for detained immigrants, especially children. 'The American people, in their decency, care about the children at the border,' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.