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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.[2][3] Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted.[4][5] During her opening monologue Keys brought out Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, each of whom spoke about impact that music had on their lives.[6]

61st Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)
8:00–11:45 p.m. EST
February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
2:00–5:45 a.m. CET
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted byAlicia Keys
Most awardsChildish Gambino & Kacey Musgraves (4 each)
Most nominationsKendrick Lamar (8)
Websitehttp://www.grammy.com/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS
Viewership19.9 million[1]

The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.[7] Nominations were announced on December 7, 2018.

Dolly Parton was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two days prior to the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2019.[8]

Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations, with eight. Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves tied for the most wins of the night with four each.[9] Childish Gambino did not attend the Grammys and became the first major award winner to be absent from the ceremony since Amy Winehouse in 2008.[10] "This Is America" producer Ludwig Göransson and recording engineer Riley Mackin accepted the Record of the Year Grammy on behalf of Childish Gambino.

Nominations announcementEdit

Nominations were to be announced on December 5, 2018, but were delayed to Friday, December 7, 2018 following the death and state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.[3][11]

PerformersEdit

PresentersEdit

Nominations & WinnersEdit

Winners are highlighted in Bold

GeneralEdit

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

PopEdit

Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronic MusicEdit

Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental MusicEdit

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

RockEdit

Best Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

AlternativeEdit

Best Alternative Music Album

R&BEdit

Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album

RapEdit

Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

CountryEdit

Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

New AgeEdit

Best New Age Album

JazzEdit

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian MusicEdit

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best Roots Gospel Album

LatinEdit

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin Album

American Roots MusicEdit

Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Roots Music Album
  • No 'Ane'iKalani Pe'a
  • Kreole Rock and SoulSean Ardoin
  • SpyboyCha Wa
  • Aloha from Na Hoa – Na Hoa
  • Mewasinsational: Cree Round Dance Songs – Young Spirit

ReggaeEdit

Best Reggae Album

World MusicEdit

Best World Music Album

Children'sEdit

Best Children's Album

Spoken WordEdit

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

ComedyEdit

Best Comedy Album

Musical TheaterEdit

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual MediaEdit

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media

ComposingEdit

Best Instrumental Composition

ArrangingEdit

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

PackagingEdit

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

NotesEdit

Best Album Notes
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
  • Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924
  • 4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings of America's Iconic Instrument
  • The 1960 Time Sessions
  • The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra
    • David Gilbert, album notes writer (Various artists)
  • Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)

HistoricalEdit

Best Historical Album
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
  • Any Other Way
    • Rob Bowman, Douglas McGowan, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineer (Jackie Shane)
  • At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight...
    • Martin Hawkins, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various artists)
  • Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America's Forgotten War
    • Hugo Keesing, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various artists)
  • A Rhapsody in Blue: The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant

Production, Non-ClassicalEdit

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Remixed Recording

Production, Immersive AudioEdit

Best Immersive Audio Album
  • Eye in the Sky: 35th Anniversary Edition
  • Folketoner
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)
  • Seven Words from the Cross
    • Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Matthew Guard & Skylark)
  • Sommerro: Ujamaa & the Iceberg
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir)
  • Symbol
    • Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround mix engineers; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround producers (Engine-Earz Experiment)

Production, ClassicalEdit

Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11
  • Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
  • John Williams at the Movies
  • Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson
    • Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (John Bruce Yeh)
  • Visions and Variations
    • Tom Caulfield, engineer; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (A Far Cry)
Producer of the Year, Classical

ClassicalEdit

Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
  • McLoskey: Zealot Canticles
    • Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)
  • Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes
    • Vladimir Gorbik, conductor (Mikhail Davydov & Vladimir Krasov; PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)
  • Kastalsky: Memory Eternal
  • Rachmaninov: The Bells
  • Seven Words from the Cross
    • Matthew Guard, conductor (Skylark)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Best Classical Compendium
  • Fuchs: Piano Concerto 'Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush
  • Gold
  • The John Adams Edition
  • John Williams at the Movies
  • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/FilmEdit

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Special Merit AwardsEdit

Grammy Hall of Fame inductionsEdit

Title Artist Record Label Year of Release Genre Format
Bernstein: Mass - A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers Leonard Bernstein Columbia Masterworks 1971 Musical theatre Album
"Coat of Many Colors" Dolly Parton RCA Victor 1971 Country Single
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book Ella Fitzgerald Verve 1959 Soul Album
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Reprise Records 1967 Swing Album
Full Moon Fever Tom Petty MCA 1989 Rock Music Album
"Hallelujah" Leonard Cohen Columbia 1984 Rock Single
"Harper Valley P.T.A." Jeannie C. Riley Plantation 1968 Soul Single
"I'm Walkin'" Fats Domino Imperial Records 1957 Single
Jackson Browne Jackson Browne Asylum 1972 Album
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Epic 1976 Album
"Ko Ko" Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys Savoy 1945 Single
"La Bamba" El Jarocho Victor 1939 Single
"Move On Up" Curtis Mayfield Curtom Records 1972 Single
"Pata Pata" Miriam Makeba Reprise 1967 Single
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Brenda Lee Decca 1958 Christmas Single
'Round About Midnight Miles Davis Columbia 1957 Album
"Rumble" Link Wray & His Ray Men Cadence 1958 Single
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" The Platters Mercury 1958 Single
"St. Louis Bell" W.C. Handy Columbia 1914 Single
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Edward Meeker with the Edison Orchestra Edison 1908 Single
"Tenderly" Sarah Vaughan Mercury 1947 Single
"Tenor Madness" Sonny Rollins Quartet featuring John Coltrane Prestige 1956 Single
"To Be Young, Gifted and Black" Nina Simone RCA Victor 1969 Single
"Walk This Way" Aerosmith Columbia 1975 Rock Single
"Wild Thing" The Troggs Fontana/Atco 1966 Single

In MemoriamEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

The following received multiple nominations:

Two:

The following received multiple awards:

Category changesEdit

For the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, multiple category changes are being made;[13]

ControversyEdit

On February 4, 2019, it was reported that American singer Ariana Grande would not be performing at or attending the Grammys, due to a dispute with producer Ken Ehrlich. On February 7, 2019, Grande made a public statement on the matter, she alleged that Ehrlich stifled her creativity and tried to stipulate what song she could perform.[14] She then later went on and alleged that Ehrlich "lied" and she could "pull together a performance over night."[15]

On February 11, 2019, Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj backed up Grande and alleged Ehrilch "bullied" her. Minaj later said in a statement on Twitter: "I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio they deserve the truth."[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grammys Watched by Just Under 20 Million". Billboard. February 12, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Lewis, Randy. "The Grammy Awards return to Los Angeles in 2019". latimes.com. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (July 17, 2018). "Recording Academy Announces Date, Deadlines for 2019 Grammy Awards". Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (January 15, 2019). "Alicia Keys to Host the 2019 Grammy Awards". GRAMMY.com.
  5. ^ Saad, Nardine (January 15, 2019). "Alicia Keys will host the 2019 Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Grpw, Kory (February 10, 2019). "Watch Alicia Keys Kicks Things Off With Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga". rollingstone.com.
  7. ^ Grammy 2019 Submissions Are Officially Open — Here Are the Details, Digitalmusicnews.com
  8. ^ "Dolly Parton Is MusiCares' 2019 Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino win big – as it happened". Guardian. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Where Was Donald Glover?". usatoday.com. February 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Grammy nominations 2019: Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the pack". Guardian. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  12. ^ "John Mayer, Meghan Trainor, Nina Dobrev and Leon Bridges are also on the list". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "What's New For The 61st GRAMMY Awards?". June 26, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  14. ^ Nickolai, Nate; Nickolai, Nate (2019-02-11). "Nicki Minaj Joins Ariana Grande in Calling Out Grammys Producer: 'I Was Bullied'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  15. ^ "'7 Rings' Co-Writer Tayla Parx 'Completely Understood' Why Ariana Grande Didn't Attend Grammys". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  16. ^ "Nicki Minaj Backs Ariana Grande, Calls Out Grammys Producer". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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