61st Annual GRAMMY Awards recap | The Music Universe

Here are some highlights from the annual award present

The Recording Academy hosted its 61st annual Grammy Awards, held on the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. This 12 months’s awards celebrated probably the most feminine artists it has in a few years.

Camila Cabello opened the present with a efficiency of her 2018 chart topper “Havana,” accompanied by J Balvin on a stage resembling the streets of Cuba. Alicia Keys hosted the evening, opening with phrases of encouragement from fellow feminine artists together with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, in addition to former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Shawn Mendes started singing his hit “In My Blood” accompanied by Miley Cyrus. The two traded hovering vocals as the group cheered. Lady Gaga accepted the primary award of the evening on behalf of herself and Bradley Cooper for his or her music “Shallow.” The music is featured within the Oscar nominated movement image, A Star is Born. Later within the present, Gaga rocked the stage in a rhinestone one piece as she belted out “Shallow” throughout an viewers favourite efficiency. She was joined by Mark Ronson, as Cooper wasn’t out there for look.

Kacey Musgraves carried out “Rainbow”. The music is a melody of encouragement with a reminder of not giving up, even when it might really feel best. The nation songstress stood entrance and heart in a easy white robe with rainbow hues lighting up the stage behind her. The critically-acclaimed Musgraves received “Best Country Song” for “Space Cowboy” and “Best Country Solo Performance” for “Butterflies” earlier than the almost four-hour present had even begun. Musgraves additionally took house “Best Country Album,” and the coveted “Album of the Year” for Golden Hour, making her one of the crucial awarded artists of the evening, with a grand complete of 4 Grammys.

Keeping it nation, a musical celebration honored the legendary Dolly Parton. Parton carried out ten minutes of profession hits, together with Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and Linda Perry. The efficiency additionally included a rendition of “Jolene,” sung along with her Goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. Parton was honored two nights earlier on the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony.

Chris Cornell received a posthumous Grammy for “When Bad Does Good,” almost two years after the rocker’s loss of life. This was his third Grammy. His kids, Christopher and Toni, accepted the award on his behalf. He was chosen for the award over Greta Van Fleet, Arctic Monkeys, Halestorm, and The Fever 333 for “Best Rock Performance.”

Alicia Keys dominated two pianos without delay along with her renditions of two of “Lucid Dreams” from Juice WRLD, Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and different covers, wrapping up along with her personal “New York.”

Dan + Shay acquired a standing ovation from the viewers for “Tequila,” following their first ever Grammy efficiency. Following their efficiency, the duo introduced the the winner for “Best Rap Song.” “God’s Plan,” by Drake took house the title, and he took the stage to simply accept the award, regardless of rumors main as much as the occasion that he wouldn't attend.

Travis Scott carried out “No Bystanders” in a theatrical efficiency accompanied by a gaggle of about 50 dancers. Scott carried out from inside a cage all through everything of the music.

Female vocalist H.E.R. invited her entire group on stage to simply accept the award for “Record of the Year,” which she specified is definitely an EP. Brandi Carlile strummed an acoustic guitar backed by her band and a violin part her band for a shocking efficiency of “The Joke,” which concluded in one other crowd standing ovation. The lyrics had been displayed in script on a display backdrop as Carlile sung the refrain.

Jennifer Lopez carried out a Motown tribute as she sang “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” “Do You Love Me,” and “Please Mr. Postman.” She was joined by Smokey Robinson for a “My Girl” duet, with Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo becoming a member of in. The medley was little doubt a tease to the Recording Academy’s upcoming Motown 60 celebration airing later this spring on CBS. The Grammys additionally celebrated Diana Ross’ 75th birthday. Her 9 12 months outdated grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, launched the star who got here to stage in an extended pink ball robe to sang her basic, “Best Years of My Life.”

The viewers was handled to a efficiency by Chloe x Halle, sisters and former YouTube stars, whom Beyonce signed to her label in 2015. The pair paid tribute to the late Donny Hathaway by performing a rendition of the 1972 hit with Roberta Flack, “Where Is The Love.”

Cardi B received “Best Rap Album” for Invasion of Privacy. The rapper joked, “Maybe I would like to begin smoking weed” after telling her husband, Offset — who was holding her hand on stage — that she couldn’t breathe. Dua Lipa snagged “Best New Artist,” following her efficiency with St. Vincent. “I’m proof that you are able to do no matter you set your thoughts to,” she stated.

Andra Day, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams closed the present with an Aretha Franklin tribute. The trio sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to an erupting crowd. Other highlights embody Childish Gambino profitable 4 Grammys for “This Is America” within the “Best Music Video,” “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Rap/Sung Performance” classes, though he was not in attendance. Ariana Grande received her first Grammy for Sweetener as “Best Pop Album.”

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