2019 Grammy Awards: List of Winners

The 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony was held in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California last night. It was the 61st annual edition of this prestigious ceremony. The awards are presented by The Recording Academy.

Take-away points for the 2019 Grammy Awards:

  • South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir received the Grammy award for Best World Music Album. It was the third time that they won the Grammy Award in this category. It was the fifth time that they were nominated for this award.
  • Greta Van Fleet won the award for Best Rock Album.
  • Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) walked away with no less than 5 Grammy Awards. He didn’t attend the ceremony.
  • Arianda Grande won her first Grammy Award. She did also not attend the ceremony.
  • Kacey Musgraves and Lady Gaga each walked away with 4 Grammy Awards.
  • There were 84 Award Categories.
  • Beck won 2 Grammy Awards (for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical). This brings his total amount of Grammy Awards to 7.

2019 Grammy Awards

Here’s the list of 2019 Grammy Awards Winners:

Album of the Year:

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Record of the Year:

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best New Artist:

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Best Rap Album:

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Best R&B Album:


Best Rap Song:

Drake – God’s Plan

Best Country Album:

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

Song of the Year:

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance:

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Lady Gaga – “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Willie Nelson – My Way

Best Alternative Music Album:

Beck – Colors

Best Country Solo Performance:

Kacey Musgraves – “Butterflies”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance:

Dan + Shay – Tequila

Best Country Song:

Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”

Best Gospel Album:

Tori Kelly – Hiding Place

Best Latin Pop Album:

Claudia Brant – Sincera

Best Americana Album:

Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:

The Greatest Showman

Best Song Written for Visual Media:

“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

Best Music Video:

This Is America — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai. Video director: Ibra Ake Video producers:  Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein

Best Comedy Album:

Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle

Best Dance / Electronic Album:

Woman WorldwideJustice

Best Rap Performance:

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – “King’s Dead” tied with Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin”

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Leon Bridges – “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” tied with PJ Morton ft Yebba – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Best R&B Song:

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Best Rap / Sung Performance:

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Producer of the Year, Non-classical:

Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Song:

St. Vincent – “Masseduction”

Best Rock Performance:

Chris Cornell – “When Bad Does Good”

Best Rock Album:

Greta Van FleetFrom the Fires

Best Metal Performance:

High on Fire – “Electric Messiah”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

The CartersEverything Is Love

Best New Age Album:

Opium MoonOpium Moon

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

Don’t Fence Me In

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Cécile McLorin Salvant – The Widow

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

The Wayne Shorter Quartet – Emanon

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists – American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom.

Best Latin Jazz Album:

Dafnis Prieto Big Band – Back to the Sunset

Best Gospel Performance / Song:

“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin. Songwriters: Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song:

“You Say” – Lauren Daigle. Songwriters: Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child

Best Roots Gospel Album:

Jason Crabb – Unexpected

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

Zoé – Aztlán

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):

Luis Miguel – ¡México Por Siempre!

Best Tropical Latin Album:

Spanish Harlem Orchestra – Anniversary

Best American Roots Performance:

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”

Best American Roots Song:

Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Best Bluegrass Album:

The Travelin’ McCourysThe Travelin’ McCourys

Best Traditional Blues Album:

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive and Well

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead

Best Folk Album:

Punch BrothersAll Ashore

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

Kalani Pe’a – No’Ane’i

Best Reggae Album:

Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

Best World Music Album:

Soweto Gospel ChoirFreedom

Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Children’s Album:

Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz CatsAll The Sounds

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

Jimmy Carter – Faith: A Journey for All

Best Musical Theater Album:

The Band’s Visit

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

Black Panther – Composer: Ludwig Göransson

Best Music Film:

Quincy Jones – Quincy

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