2019 Grammy Awards Winners List: Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent shine brightest

Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Chris Cornell, Beck, Greta Van Fleet, and Lady Gaga were among the night's other big winners

The Grammys
The Grammys

    The 2019 Grammy Awards, the annual ceremony recognizing achievements in the music industry, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    Kacey Musgraves was among the night’s biggest winners. Golden Hour won Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year, while her songs “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” took home Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, respectively.

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” won the Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rap/Sung Performance, while its earth-shattering video claimed the prize for Best Music Video. His victory for Song of the Year was especially historic as Gambino became the first-ever hip-hop artist to claim the prize.

    Beck (Colors) won Best Alternative Album, topping the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Björk, St. Vincent, and David Byrne. Colors was also awarded the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; Emily Lazar, who worked on Colors, became the first woman to win in the category.


    The late, great Chris Cornell was honored with a posthumous Grammy as “When Bad Does Good” achieved Best Rock Performance. His two children, Toni and Christopher, accepted the award on his behalf.

    St. Vincent picked up two Grammys: “Masseduction” claimed Best Rock Song, while her album of the same name earned Best Recording Package. Annie Clark appeared alongside producer Jack Antonoff to accept the Best Rock Song Grammy, noting that it was her first-ever acceptance speech.

    Moments after joining St. Vincent on stage to perform “Masseduction”, Dua Lipa was celebrated as the winner of Best New Artist. She began her acceptance speech by saying “how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists. Because I guess this year we’ve really stepped up,” a reference to Grammy president Neil Portnow’s past comments about the lack of female Grammy winners.


    The ever-divisive Greta Van Fleet (From The Fires) captured Best Rock Album over the likes of Alice in Chains, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Ghost.

    Though she’s boycotting tonight’s festivities, Ariana Grande was still victorious in the category of Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2018 LP, Sweetener. It marked the pop diva’s first-ever Grammy.

    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”, from A Star is Born, continued its winning streak, capturing Best Pop/Duo Group Performance and Best Song For Visual Media. Lady Gaga also won Best Solo Pop Performance for “Joanne”, from her latest album of the same name.

    Cardi B proved why she is hip-hop’s queen by winning Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy. In doing so, she became the first-ever solo female artist to win the category.

    The Best Rap Performance was a tie between “King’s Dead”, the Black Panther collaboration between Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake, and Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin”. Black Panther also claimed Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.


    Drake (“God’s Plan”) was triumphant in the category of Best Rap Song, beating the likes of Kendrick, Travis Scott, Future, and Eminem. During his acceptance speech, the Toronto rapper caused a stir when he dissed the Recording Academy by telling artists they don’t need to win a Grammy in order to be validated.

    Dave Chappelle (Equanimity & The Bird Revelation) earned the Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

    Brandi Carlile swept the American Roots category; her album By The Way, I Forgive You won Best American Roots Album, while “The Joke” won Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.

    “Weird Al” Yankovic (Squeeze Box) took home the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. In accepting the award, “Weird Al” joked, “I hope I haven’t been too obvious about this, I’ve kind of been playing the long game. I never really wanted to be a recording artist, I did it for 40 years just so one day I could win a Grammy for being an art director. I’m glad my hard work finally paid off!”


    Sting and Shaggy, who hosted the pre-Grammys telecast, won Best Reggae Album for their collaborative LP, 44/876.

    A music legend in her own right, Laurie Anderson also earned her first Grammy Award. Her collaboration with Kronos Quartet, “Anderson, Laurie: Landfall”, won Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

    Pharrell Williams beat out Kanye, Boi-1da, and Linda Williams to win Producer of the Year.

    See this year’s notable categories and their respective winners (designated in bold) below.

    Album of the Year:
    Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
    Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
    Brandi Carlile – By the Way I Forgive You
    Drake – Scorpion
    Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
    H.E.R. – H.E.R.
    Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
    Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther

    Record of the Year:
    Childish Gambino – “This is America”
    Cardi B – “I Like It”
    Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
    Drake – “God’s Plan”
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
    Post Malone and 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
    Zedd and Maren Morris – “The Middle”


    Song of the Year:
    Childish Gambino – “This is America”
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”
    Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
    Drake – “God’s Plan”
    Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”
    Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
    Zedd and Maren Morris – “The Middle”

    Best New Artists:
    Dua Lipa
    Chloe x Halle
    Luke Combs
    Greta Van Fleet
    Margo Price
    Bebe Rexha
    Jorja Smith

    Best Solo Pop Performance:
    Lady Gaga – “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”
    Beck – “Colors”
    Camila Cabello – “Havana”
    Ariana Grande – “God Is A Woman”
    Post Malone – “Better Now”

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


    Best Pop Vocal Album:
    Ariana Grande – Sweetener
    Camila Cabello – Camila
    Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
    Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
    Pink – Beautiful Trauma
    Taylor Swift – Reputation

    Best Dance Recording:
    Silk City and Dua Lipa feat. Diplo and Mark Ronson – “Electricity”
    Above & Beyond – “Northern Soul”
    Disclosure – “Ultimatum”
    Fisher – “Losing It”
    Virtual Self – “Ghost Voices”

    Best Dance/Electronic Album:
    Justice – Woman Worldwide
    Jon Hopkins – Singularity
    Sofi Tukker – Treehouse
    SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
    TOKiMONSTA – Lune Rouge


    Best Rock Performance:
    Chris Cornell – “When Bad Does Good”
    Arctic Monkeys – “Four Out of Five”
    The Fever 333 – “Made An America”
    Greta Van Fleet – “Highway Tune”
    Halestorm – “Uncomfortable”

    Best Rock Song:
    St. Vincent – “Masseduction”
    Greta Van Fleet – “Black Smoke Rising”
    Twenty One Pilots – “Jumpsuit”
    Bring Me the Horizon – “MANTRA”
    Ghost – “Rats”

    Best Rock Album:
    Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires
    Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
    Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
    Ghost – Prequelle
    Weezer – Pacific Daydream

    Best Alternative Music Album:
    Beck – Colors
    Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
    Björk – Utopia
    David Byrne – American Utopia
    St. Vincent – Masseduction


    Best Metal Performance:
    High On Fire – “Electric Messiah”
    Between the Buried and Me – “Condemned to the Gallows”
    Deafheaven – “Honeycomb”
    Trivium – “Betrayer”
    Underoath – “On My Teeth”

    Best R&B Performance:
    H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar – “Best Part”
    Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”
    The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) – “Summer”
    Lalah Hathaway – “Y O Y”
    PJ Morton – “First Began”

    Best R&B Song:
    Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
    Miguel feat. J. Cole and Salaam Rmi – “Come Through And Chill”
    Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”
    H.E.R. – “Focus”
    Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”


    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) – Everything Is Love
    Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright
    Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
    Miguel – War & Leisure
    Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism

    Best R&B Album:
    H.E.R. – H.E.R.
    Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
    Leon Bridges – Good Thing
    Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
    PJ Morton – Gumbo

    Best Rap Performance:
    Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”
    Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin”
    Cardi B – “Be Careful”
    Drake – “Nice For What”
    Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”

    Best Rap/Sung Performance:
    Childish Gambino – “This is America”
    Christina Aguilera feat. Goldlink – “Like I Do”
    6LACK feat. J. Cole – “Pretty Little Fears”
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”
    Post Malone and 21 Savage – “Rockstar”


    Best Rap Song:
    Drake – “God’s Plan”
    Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”
    Eminem – “Lucky You”
    Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”
    Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar – “Win”

    Best Rap Album:
    Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
    Mac Miller – Swimming
    Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
    Pusha-T – Daytona
    Travis Scott – Astroworld

    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
    The Greatest Showman
    Call Me By Your Name
    Deadpool 2
    Lady Bird
    Stranger Things

    Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
    Black Panther
    Blade Runner 2049
    The Shape Of Water
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Best Comedy Album:
    Dave Chappelle – Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
    Patton Oswalt – Annihilation
    Jim Gaffigan – Noble Ape
    Fred Armisen – Standup For Drummers
    Chris Rock – Tamborine

    Best Spoken Word Album:
    Jimmy Carter – Faith – A Journey For All
    Courtney B. Vance – Accessory To War (Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)
    David Sedaris – Calypso
    Questlove – Creative Quest
    Tiffany Haddish – The Last Black Unicorn


    Best Song Written For Visual Media
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All The Stars”
    Sufjan Stevens – “Mystery Of Love”
    Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade – “Remember Me”
    Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble – “This is Me”

    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
    Pharrell Williams
    Larry Klein
    Linda Perry
    Kanye West

    Best Music Video:
    Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
    The Carters – “Apes***”
    Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist”
    Janelle Monáe – “Pynk”
    Tierra Whack – “Mumbo Jumbo”