61st Annual GRAMMY Awards recap | The Music Universe

Here are some highlights from the annual award present

The Recording Academy hosted the 61st Grammy Awards have been held in Los Angeles at Staples Center. This 12 months’s Grammy Awards celebrated essentially the most feminine artists it has in a few years.

Camila Cabello opened the present with a efficiency her 2018 chart topper “Havana,” accompanied by Jay Baldwin on a stage resembling the streets Cuba.

Alicia Keys hosted the night, opening with a phrases encouragement from fellow feminine artists together with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, in addition to former First Lady the United States, Michelle Obama.

Shawn Mendes started singing his hit “In My Blood” through which he was joined by Miley Cyrus. The two traded hovering vocals as the gang cheered.

Lady Gaga accepted the primary award the night time on behalf herself and Bradley Cooper for his or her track “Shallow” from the Oscar nominated movement image through which they starred, A Star is Born. Later within the present, Gaga rocked the stage in an rhinestone one piece as belted out “Shallow” throughout an viewers favourite efficiency. She was joined by Mark Ronson as Cooper wasn’t accessible to make an look.

Kacey Musgraves carried out “Rainbow” which is about not giving up once you wish to. The nation songstress stood entrance and heart in a easy white robe with the rainbow colours 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 dwelling “Best Country Album” and the coveted “Album the Year” for Golden Hour, making her one essentially the most awarded artists the night time with 4.

Keeping it nation, a musical celebration honored the legendary Dolly Parton. Parton carried out ten minutes profession hits, together with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. The efficiency additionally included a rendition “Jolene” sung together with her Goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. Parton was honored two nights earlier than on the 2019 MusiCares Person 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 and his kids, Christopher and Toni, accepted the award on his behalf. He beat Greta Van Fleet, Arctic Monkeys, Halestorm, and The Fever 333 for “Best Rock Performance.”

Alicia Keys dominated two pianos directly together with her rendition by means two “Lucid Dreams” from Juice WRLD, Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and different covers, wrapping up together with her personal “New York.”

Dan + Shay obtained 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” as “God’s Plan” by Drake.

Travis Scott carried out “No Bystanders” in a theatrical efficiency accompanied in dance from a gaggle about 50. Scott was in a cage throughout the complete efficiency.

Female vocalist, H.E.R., invited her entire workforce on stage to just accept the award for “Record 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 surprising efficiency “The Joke,” which concluded in one other crowd standing ovation. The lyrics have been written properly in script on display screen as Carlile sung the refrain.

Jennifer Lopez carried out a pleasant Motown tribute. She sang “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” “Do You Love Me” and “Please Mr. Postman” earlier than she was joined by Smokey Robinson for a “My Girl” duet and Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo additionally becoming a member of. The medley was little question 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 previous grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, launched the star who got here to stage in a protracted purple ball robe and sang her traditional “Best Years My Life.”

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

Cardi B simply received greatest rap album for Invasion Privacy. The rapper joked “Maybe I would like to start out 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” GRAMMY following her efficiency with St. Vincent. “I’m professional that you are able to do no matter you place 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.

A couple of different winners the night time embody Childish Gambino profitable “Music Video” and “Record the Year” for “This Is America.” Ariana Grande received her first GRAMMY for Sweetener as “Best Pop Album.” Childish Gambino received his third GRAMMY for “This Is America,” however was not in attendance.

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