61st Annual Grammy Awards

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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
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted by Alicia Keys
Most awards Childish Gambino & Kacey Musgraves (4 each)
Most nominations Kendrick Lamar (8)
Website http://www.grammy.com/   Blue pencil.svg
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [1] [2] Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted. [3] [4]

Staples Center multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States, after New York. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Nicknamed the "City of Angels" partly because of its name's Spanish meaning, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry, and sprawling metropolis.

Alicia Keys American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer

Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and philanthropist. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. After disputes with the label, she signed with Arista Records, and later released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, with J Records in 2001. The album was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You", and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards. Her duet "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.

Contents

The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. [5] 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. [6]

Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s, her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.

The MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented annually by MusiCares, the same organization that distributes the Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. The award's name reflects the non-profit health care organization known as MusiCares, established by the academy "to provide health and medical assistance to needy musicians". Chosen by the MusiCares Foundation, award recipients are honored during "Grammy week" with an "all-star" tribute concert that helps to raise money for the foundation.

Kendrick Lamar led the nominations with eight. Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves tied for the most wins of the night with four each. [7]

Kendrick Lamar American rapper, singer and record producer

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation.

Kacey Musgraves American country music singer-songwriter

Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American country music singer and songwriter. She has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and a Academy of Country Music Awards. Musgraves self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh.

Nominations announcement

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. [2] [8]

Death and state funeral of George H. W. Bush

On November 30, 2018, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died at his home in Houston, Texas. Bush was the first former U.S. president to die since Gerald Ford in 2006. At the age of 94 years and 171 days, Bush was the longest-lived U.S. president in history. His death resulted in Jimmy Carter becoming the oldest living former President of the United States; Carter is also 94, having been born four months after Bush in 1924.

George H. W. Bush 41st President of the United States

George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, his earlier posts included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. During his career in public service, he was known simply as George Bush; after his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was referred to as "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", or "George Bush Sr."

Performers

Artist(s)Song(s)
Camila Cabello
J Balvin
Ricky Martin
Arturo Sandoval
Young Thug
"Havana"
"Pégate"
"Mi Gente"
Shawn Mendes
Miley Cyrus
"In My Blood"
Kacey Musgraves "Rainbow"
Janelle Monáe "Make Me Feel"
"Django Jane"
"Pynk"
Post Malone
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Stay"
"Rockstar"
"Dark Necessities"
Katy Perry
Kacey Musgraves
Dolly Parton
Miley Cyrus
Maren Morris
Little Big Town
Tribute to Dolly Parton
"Here You Come Again"
"Jolene"
"After the Gold Rush"
"Red Shoes"
"9 to 5"
H.E.R. "Hard Place"
Cardi B "Money"
Alicia Keys "Maple Leaf Rag"
"Killing Me Softly with His Song"
"Lucid Dreams"
"Unforgettable"
"Clocks"
"Use Somebody"
"Boo'd Up"
"In My Feelings"
"Doo Wop (That Thing)"
"Empire State of Mind"
Dan + Shay "Tequila"
Diana Ross "The Best Years of My Life"
"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
Lady Gaga
Mark Ronson
Andrew Wyatt
Anthony Rossomando
"Shallow"
Travis Scott
James Blake
Philip Bailey
"Stop Trying to Be God"
"No Bystanders"
Jennifer Lopez
Smokey Robinson
Ne-Yo
Alicia Keys
Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration
"Dancing in the Street"
"Please Mr. Postman"
"Money (That's What I Want)"
"Do You Love Me"
"ABC"
"My Girl"
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
"War"
"Square Biz"
"Another Star"
Brandi Carlile "The Joke"
Chloe x Halle Tribute to Donny Hathaway
"Where is the Love"
St. Vincent
Dua Lipa
"Masseduction"
"One Kiss"
Fantasia
Andra Day
Yolanda Adams
Tribute to Aretha Franklin
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

Presenters

Julian Edelman American football player

Julian Francis Edelman is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kent State and College of San Mateo as a quarterback. He was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft and has played his entire career for New England. Edelman primarily plays in the slot on offense and as a punt returner; he has also been pressed into service as a cornerback at times when the Patriots have been shorthanded on defense.

Devin McCourty American football player

Devin McCourty is an American football free safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers, and was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for pop recordings by duo/groups or collaborative performances and is limited to singles or tracks only.

Nominations

Winners are highlighted in Bold

General

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

Pop

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

Dance/Electronic Music

Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental Music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Rock

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

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

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

Rap

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

Country

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

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

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

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

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

Latin

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

American Roots Music

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

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

World Music

Best World Music Album

Children's

Best Children's Album

Spoken Word

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

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical Theater

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual Media

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

Composing

Best Instrumental Composition

Arranging

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

Packaging

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Notes

Best Album Notes

Historical

Best Historical Album

Production, Non-Classical

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

Production, Immersive Audio

Best Immersive Audio Album

Production, Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical

Classical

Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Best Classical Compendium
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Multiple nominations and awards

The following received multiple nominations:

Two:

The following received multiple awards:

Category changes

For the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, multiple category changes are being made; [10]

In Memoriam

Controversy

On February 7, 2019 American singer Ariana Grande backed out of the Grammys, of which she was supposed to perform, due to producer Ken Ehrlich. Grande alleged that Ehrlich would not let her sing her "7 Rings" and instead Ehrilch forced Grande to sing "God Is A Woman", which was when Grande said "no". [11] She then later went on and alleged that Ehrlich "lied" and she could "pull together a performance over night" [12]

On February 11, 2019 Trinidadian recording artist Nicki Minaj backed up Grande and claimed 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." [13]

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