61st Annual GRAMMY Awards , Grammy Awards 2019, Grammy Winners 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves All win big and dominate The 61st annual Grammy Awards

The 61st annual Grammy Awards  2019  were dominated by female performers and presenters, Kacey Musgraves won album of the year and Cardi B became the first woman to win best rap album as a solo artist. Dua Lipa won best new artist Grammy and Lady Gaga won three statues, including best pop performance for Joanne and best pop duet for Shallow, from the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born.

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” won song of the year, best rap/sung performance, best music video and record of the year.

he show also celebrated two of the industry’s biggest female music stars of all time  – Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, who were recognised for their contribution to music.

Country super star Willie Nelson won best traditional pop vocal album for My Way. Fellow octogenarian Quincy Jones was honoured in the best music film category, for the Netflix film Quincy.

 However just for the record neither Quincy Jones nor Willy Nelson bags the statue for  oldest Grammy winner    that trophy went to Pinetop Perkins, who in 2011  won the Grammy for best traditional blues album, at the time he was 97.

Grammy Opening with Obama

Alicia Keys playing host opened the Grammy’s this year bringing   on Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez and  a a huge surprise in the form of former first lady Michelle Obama.

Grammy 2019

Michelle Obama  speaking at the  ceremony said, “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”

In performance terms pop star Camila Cabello opened rolled in with her smash hit Havana, speaking at the Grammy Awards she said, “The performance is based on my grandma’s childhood, and I have my family in the performance.”

 The Grammy awards 2019 were fired by performances by some of the top artists in the music business, Maren Morris, Miley Cyrus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone and Cardi B took the stage and all of them  slayed at the big awards night.

Here is a list of the big winners at The 61st annual Grammy Awards  2019  

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

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 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 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 Album: “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves

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

Best Latin Pop Album: “Sincera” — Claudia Brant

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: “Aztlán” — Zoé

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

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino

Best Music Film: “Quincy” — Quincy Jones; Alan Hicks and Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula Dupré Pesmen, video producer

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

Best Country Song: “Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane Mcanally and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “My Way” — Willie Nelson

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 Dance Recording: “Electricity” — Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson

Best Dance/Electronic Album: “Woman Worldwide” — Justice

Best Reggae Album: “44/876” — Sting and Shaggy

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:“Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist. Track from: “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom”

Best Jazz Vocal Album:“The Window” — Cécile Mclorin Salvant

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

Best Traditional R&B Performance:“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges and

“How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton featuring Yebba

Best R&B Song: “Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon Mcfarlane, songwriters

Best Metal Performance: “Electric Messiah” — High on Fire

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “This Is America” — Childish GambinoRecord of the Year

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

Best Pop Vocal Album: “Sweetener” — Ariana Grande

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

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

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

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 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 Album: “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves

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