Meanwhile, Childish Gambino gets his fourth win after 'This Is America' is named the winner of Record of the Year.
Feb 11, 2019
And that's a wrap, everyone! The winners for the last two categories of the 2019 Grammy Awards have been announced during the live ceremony which took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10. Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover, who didn't attend the event, took home Record of the Year for "This Is America".
Ludwig Goransson, who produced the hit song along with the rapper, accepted the trophy in his stead. "I just want to say, creating music with Childish Gambino has been one of the greatest joy in my life," he said. "No matter where you're born, or what country you're from, you connect with 'This Is America'."
Besides Record of the Year, "This Is America" also earned the "Atlanta" creator Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video. In total, Childish Gambino won four awards.
The biggest honor of the night, Album of the Year, unexpectedly went to Kacey Musgraves for her acclaimed effort "Golden Hour". She was understandably shocked when Alicia Keys announced her as the winner of the category, mouthing "Oh... my..." During her acceptance speech, a teary Kacey didn't hide the fact that she was speechless.
"Oh my God. I don't even know what to say...," she said. "It was unbelievable to be even in a category with such gigantic albums, really brilliant works of arts. Winning this doesn't make my album better than anybody else's in that category, they're all so good... I really don't know what to say."
"Golden Hour" was up against chart-topping albums such as Drake's "Scorpion", Kendrick Lamar's "Black Panther" soundtrack, Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" as well as Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys".
Other winners at the 61st Grammy Awards which weren't announced during the live broadcast included Willie Nelson, who won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "My Way", and Beck, who took home Best Alternative Music Album for "Colors".
Best American Roots Album: "By The Way, I Forgive You" - Brandi Carlile
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 Regional Roots Album: "No 'Ane'i" - Kalani Pe'a
Best Reggae Album: "44/876" - Sting & Shaggy
Best World Music Album: "Freedom" - Soweto Gospel Choir
Best Children's Album: "All The Sounds" - Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
Best Spoken Word Album: "Faith - A Journey for All" - Jimmy Carter
Best Comedy Album: "Equanimity & The Bird Revelation" - Dave Chappelle
Best Musical Theater Album: "The Band's Visit" - Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari'el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Best Instrumental Composition: "Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)" - Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: "Stars and Stripes Forever" - John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Spiderman Theme" - Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)
Best Recording Package: "Masseducation" - Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of 'Weird Al' Yankovic" - Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors (Weird Al' Yankovic)
Best Album Notes: "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris"- David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Best Historical Album: "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris" - William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Best Engineered Album - Non Classical: "Colors" - Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David "Elevator" Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck)
Best Remixed Recording: "Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)" - Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim)
Best Surround Sound Album: "Eye in The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition" - Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)
Best Engineered Album - Classical: "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11" - Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Producer of the Year - Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance: "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11" - Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Best Opera Recording: "Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" - Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)
Best Choral Performance: "McLoskey: Zealot Canticles" - Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: "Anderson, Laurie: Landfall" - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: "Kernis: Violin Concerto" - James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: "Songs of Orpheus Monteverdi, Caccini, D'India & Landi" - Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo's Fire, ensembles
Best Classical Compendium: "Fuchs: Piano Concerto 'Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush" - JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: "Kernis: Violin Concerto" - Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Best Music Video: "This Is America" - Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers