The Recording Academy celebrates 61 years of music with the annual Grammy Awards hosted by Alicia Keys.
Camila Cabello kicks off the annual gala with a performance of “Havana” and enlists the help from J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Young Thug, and Arturo Sandoval.
Noting that music is the true global language, 15 time Grammy Award winner and host Alicia Keys spoke of how music is love. She brought out Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Shawn Mendes performs his hit song “In My Blood” and is joined by Miley Cyrus.
The first award of the night was for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance and went to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for “Shallow” from “A Star is Born”.
Country star Kacey Musgraves performed her hit song “Rainbow”.
Janele Monae lit up the stage with her performance
The Recording Academy present Lifetime Achievemnts awards to Black Sabbath, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam and Dave, and Dionne Warwick.
Lou Adler, Ashford and Simpson, and Johnny Mandel were all presented with the Trustees Award.
The award for Song of the Year went to Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson and Jeffery Lamar Williams for the Childish Gambino song “This is America”.
Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers join forces for a performance.
Entertainer Anna Kendrick, Kacey Msgraves, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris, and Little Bit Town paid tribute to the 2019 MusiCares Artist of the Year Dolly Parton. Dolly herself joined them on stage to perform.
The Recording Academy presented Clarence Avant – also known as the godfather of black music – with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icon Award.
H.E.R. Makes her debut appearance on the Grammy stage for a performance.
Cardi B. takes the stage for a performance.
The award for Best Country Album went to Kacey Musgraves for “Golden Hour”.
Host Alicia Keys takes the stage sitting between two pianos and plays both of them at the same time – “The Maple Leaf Rag”. She also performs songs that she said she wished she had written including the Roberta Flack hit “Killing Me Softly”, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, “Use Somebody”, and her hit “New York”.
Country duo Dan + Shay take the stage for their debut Grammy performance after earning their first Grammy earlier in the night.
The award for Best Rap Song went to songwriters Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels, and Noah Shebib for the Drake hit “God’s Plan”.
In a 75th birthday celebration, Diana Ross performs.
Lady Gaga takes the stage for a performance of “Shallow” from the film “A Star is Born”.
Travis Scott takes the stage for a performance.
Smokey Robinson and Alicia Keys sing a clip of “Tracks of My Tears” before Smokey presents a celebration of 60 years of Motown. Smokey is joined by Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez for a medley of Motown hits including “Dancing in the Streets”, “Mr. Postman”, “Do You Love Me”, “My Girl”, and “War”.
Korean pop stars BTS presented the award for Best R&B Album to H.E.R. For her self titled album.
Giving her debut Grammy stage performance, Brandi Carlile sings her Grammy nominated song “The Joke”.
Chloe Halle perform the Donny Hathaway hit “Where is the Love”.
The award for Best Rap Album went to Cardi B. for “Invasion of Privacy”.
St. Vincent and Dua Lipa take the stage for a performance.
The award for Best New Artist went to Dua Lipa.
Retiring Academy President Neil Portnow introduced the In Memorium segment of the show which moved into a tribute for Aretha Franklin from Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and Audra Day.
The award for Record of the Year went to Childish Gambino for “This is America”. This marks the first time in Grammy history that a Rap artist has won Record of the Year.
The final award presentation of the night was for Album of the Year and went to Country music artist Kacey Musgraves for “Golden Hour”.
Awards not presented during the live television broadcast:
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?” by Lady Gaga
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “My Way” by Willie Nelson
Best Pop Vocal Album: ‘sweetener” by Ariana Grande
Best Dance Recording: “Electricity’ by Silk City and Dua Lupa with Diplo and Mark Ronson
Best Dance or Electroic Album: ‘Woman Worldwide” by Justice
Best Contemporary instrumental Album: ‘Steve Gadd Band” by the Steve Gadd Band
Best Rock Performance: “When Bad Does Good’ by Chris Cornell
Best Metal Performance: “Electric Messiah” by High on Fire
Best Rock Song: “Masseduction” written by Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark for St. Vincent
Best Rock Album: “From the Fires” by Greta Van Fleet
Best Alternative Music Album: “Colors” by Beck
Best R&B Performance: “Best Part” by H.E.R. with Daniel Caesar
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” by Leon Bridges and “How Deep is Your Love” by PJ Morton with Yebba
Best R&B Song: “Boo’d Up” written by Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane for Ella Mai
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Everything is Love” by The Carters
Best Rap Performance: “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake and “Bubblin” by Anderson .Paak
Best Rap/Sung Performance: “This is America” by Childish Gambino
Best Country Solo Performance: “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Duo or Group Performance: by “Tequila” by Dan + Shay
Best Country Song: “Space Cowboy” written by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves for Kacey Musgraves
Best New Age Album: “Opium Moon” by Opium Moon
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Don’t Fence Me In “By John Daversa with the John Daversa Big Band
Best Jazz Vocal Album: “The Window” by Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: “Emanon” byThe Wayne Shorter Quartet
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom” by the John Daversa Big Band with DACA Artists
Best Latin Jazz Album: “Back to the Sunset” by the Dafnis Prieto Big Band
Best Gospel Performance or Song: “Never Alone” by Tori Kelly with Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance or Song: “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Best Gospel Album: “Hiding Place” by Tori Kelly
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Look Up Child” by Lauen Daigle
Best Roots Gospel Album: “Unexpected” by Jason Crabb
Best Latin Pop Album: ”Sincera” by Claudia Brant
Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album: “Aztlan” by Zoe
Best Regional Mexican Music Album: “¡Mexico por Siempre!” by Luis Miguel
Best Tropical Latin Album: “Anniversary” by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Best American Roots Performance: “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile
Best American Roots Song: Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth for “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile
Best Americana Album: “By the Way, I Forgive You” by Brandi Carlile
Best Bluegrass Album: “ The Travelin’ McCourys” by The Travelin’ McCourys
Best Traditional Blues Album: “The Blues is Alive and Well” by Buddy Guy
Best Contemporary Blues Album: “Please Don’t Be Dead” by Fantastic Negrito
Best Folk Album: “All Ashore” by the Punch Brothers
Best Regional Roots Music Album: “No ‘Ane’l” by Kalani Pe’a
Best Reggae Album: “44/876” by Sting & Shaggy
Best World Music Album: “Freedom” by the Soweto Gospel Choir
Best Children’s Album: “All the Sounds” by Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
Bestp Spoken Word Album: “Faith – A Journey for All” by Jimmy Carter
Best Comedy Album: “Equanimity and the Bird Revelation” by Dave Chappelle
Best Musical Theater Album: “The Band’s Visit” by the Original Broadway Cast
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
“The Greatest Showman” by Hugh Jackman and Vaious Artists
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Black Panther” composed by Ludwig Goransson
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from “A Star is Born”
Best Instrumental Composition: “Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)” composed by Terence Blanchard
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: “Stars and Stripes Forever” arranged by John Daversa
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: “Spiderman Theme” arranged by Mark Kibble, Randy Waldman, and Justin Wilson
Best Recording Package: Willo Perron for “Masseduction” by St. Vincent
Best Boed or Special Limited Edition Package: Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll, and Al Yankovic for “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” by Weird Al Yankovic
Best Album Notes: David Evans for “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris”
Best Historical Album: “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” by Various Artists
Best Engineered Non-Classical Album: “Colors” by Beck Non-Classical Producer of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Best Remixed Recording: Ale Crossan for “Walking Away” the Mura Mas Remix”
Best Immersive Audio Album: “Eye in the Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” by the Alan Parsons Project
Best Engineered Classical Album: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Classical Producer of the Year: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Best Opera Recording: “Bates: The (R)Evolution of Steve Jobs” by The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra
Best Choral Performance: “McLoskey: Zealot Canticles” by The Crossing
Best Chamber Music or Small Ensemble Performance: “Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” by Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Kernis: Violin Concerto” by James Ehnes with the Seattle Symphony
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: “Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India, and Landi” by Karim Sulayman and the Apollos Fire Ensembles
Best Classical Compendium: “Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spriitualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” conducted by JoAnn Falletta
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Aaron Jay Kernis for the “Violin Concerto” performed by James Ehnes and the Seattle Symphony
Best Music Video: “This is America” by Childish Gambino
Best Music Film: “Quincy” by Quincy Jones