|61st Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 10, 2019|
8:00–11:45 p.m. EST
February 11, 2019
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/ |
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted. 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.
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.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. 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.
The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.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.
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with 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 albums in the 1990s sold less well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including 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 received the most nominations, with eight. Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves tied for the most wins of the night with four each.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. "This Is America " producer Ludwig Göransson and recording engineer Riley Mackin accepted the Record of the Year Grammy on behalf of Childish Gambino.
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.
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, musician, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.
Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American singer and songwriter. She has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three 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. In 2008, she recorded two singles for Triple Pop in Austin, Texas.
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.
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 until March 22, 2019, when his record was surpassed by Jimmy Carter.
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 from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he held posts that included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. Until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was usually known simply as George Bush.
| Camila Cabello |
| Shawn Mendes |
|"In My Blood"|
|Janelle Monáe||"Make Me Feel"|
| Post Malone |
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Little Big Town
|Tribute to Dolly Parton |
"Here You Come Again"
"After the Gold Rush"
"9 to 5"
| Cardi B |
|Alicia Keys||"Maple Leaf Rag"|
"Killing Me Softly with His Song"
"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 |
| Travis Scott |
|"Stop Trying to Be God"|
| Jennifer Lopez |
| Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration|
"Dancing in the Street"
"Please Mr. Postman"
"Money (That's What I Want)"
"Do You Love Me"
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
|Brandi Carlile||"The Joke"|
|Chloe x Halle||Tribute to Donny Hathaway |
"Where is the Love"
| St. Vincent |
| Fantasia |
|Tribute to Aretha Franklin |
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
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 the College of San Mateo as a quarterback. He was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. 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 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.
Winners are highlighted in Bold
|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|
|"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|
|"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|
The following received multiple nominations:
The following received multiple awards:
For the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, multiple category changes are being made;
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.She then later went on and alleged that Ehrlich "lied" and she could "pull together a performance over night."
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."
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 19, 1977, and were broadcast live on American television (CBS). It was the seventh and final year Andy Williams hosted the telecast. The ceremony recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1976.
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Musicians accomplishments from the previous year were recognized. Norah Jones and her song "Don't Know Why" were the main recipients of the night, garnering six Grammys, including four major awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, plus Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.Songwriter Jesse Harris received the Song of the Year award for his work on "Don't Know Why." Simon and Garfunkel reunited to open the show performing "The Sound of Silence".
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The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1998. Lauryn Hill was the main recipient, winning a total of 5 awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Her album was the first Hip Hop act ever to win the coveted award. The ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", because every artist nominated for Album of the Year was female. Madonna won four awards and opened the show with her performance of "Nothing Really Matters" while musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette & Shania Twain won two apiece. Celine Dion also received two awards both for "My Heart Will Go On", which received a total of four awards. It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1981, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1980.
The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album was awarded from 1962 to 2011. The award had several minor name changes:
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The big winner was Beyoncé, who won five awards & Outkast, who won three Awards including Album of the Year. Tied for the most nominations, with six each, were Knowles, Outkast, and Jay-Z.
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Queen Latifah, and televised in the United States by CBS. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Ray Charles, whom the event was dedicated in memory of, posthumously won five Grammy Awards while his album, Genius Loves Company, won a total of eight. Kanye West received the most nominations with ten, winning three. Usher received eight nominations and won three including Best Contemporary R&B Album for his diamond selling album Confessions. Britney Spears received her first Grammy of Best Dance Recording for her 2004 smash hit "Toxic".
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Irish rock band U2 were the main recipients with five awards including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West were each nominated for eight awards and won three; Alison Krauss & Union Station also won three awards; and Kelly Clarkson won two. Green Day were amongst the big winners, winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 10, 2008. It honored musical achievement of 2007 in which albums were released between October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The primary ceremonies were televised in the US on CBS; however, as has become the custom, most of the awards were handed out during a pre-telecast portion of the show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and broadcast on XM Satellite Radio. Two nights prior to the show Aretha Franklin was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast. Nominations announced on December 2, 2009. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Only ten of the 109 awards were received during the broadcast. The remaining awards were given during the un-televised portion of the ceremony which preceded the broadcast.
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