Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves win big at the Grammys

In case you missed it, the 61st Grammy Awards was a total celebration of unparalleled talent with Dolly Parton and Diana Ross killing their own tributes, Jennifer Lopez honouring Motown (with mixed results), Lady Gaga rocking out to "Shallow" (sans Bradley Cooper) and Michelle Obama just existing.

Plus, Alicia Keys not only hosted like it was her day job (Oscars, are you listening?), she did it while playing not one, but TWO pianos. That, dear friends, is talent.

alicia keys plays piano at the Grammys

The Grammys may be mostly about the performances, but they give out awards too (whoa!) and there was no shortage of excitement there either. Cardi B (Best Rap Album) and Ariana Grande (Best Vocal Pop Album) won their very first golden gramophones and Drake (who’s known to be awards show shy) actually made an appearance to accept his honour for Best Rap Song (before being cut off. Rude.).

Top honours went to Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) who won Record of the Year for “This is America” and Kacey Musgraves (AKA KaSey Musgraves) who took home Best Country Album and Album of the Year for Golden Hour and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.”

Here are the other winners announced during the 61st Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year

"This is America" - Childish Gambino

"I Like It" - Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

"The Joke" - Brandi Carlile

"God's Plan" - Drake

"Shallow" - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

"All The Stars" - Kendrick Lamar and SZA

"Rockstar" - Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

"The Middle" - Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Album of the Year

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B

By the Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile

Scorpion - Drake

H.E.R. - H.E.R. 

Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone 

Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

Black Panther: The Album - Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Song of the Year

"This Is America" - Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson

"All The Stars" - Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

"Boo'd Up" - Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane

"God's Plan" - Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib (Drake)

"In My Blood" - Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton

"The Joke" - Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

"The Middle" - Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski

"Shallow" - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Best New Artist

Dua Lipa 

Chloe X Halle 

Luke Combs 

Greta Van Fleet


Margo Price

Bebe Rexha 

Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goning?)" - Lady Gaga 

"Colors" - Beck

"Havana (Live)" - Camila Cabello

"God is a Woman" - Ariana Grande

"Better Now" - Post Malone


"Shallow" - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

"Fall In Line" - Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"- Backstreet Boys

"'S Wonderful" - Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

"Girls Like You" - Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B

"Say Something" - Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton

"The Middle" - Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey


Sweetener - Ariana Grande

Camila - Camila Cabello

Meaning of Life - Kelly Clarkson

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

Beautiful Trauma​ - Pink 

Reputation - Taylor Swift

Best country album

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves 

Unapologetically - Kelsea Ballerini

Port Saint Joe - Brothers Osborne

Girl Going Nowhere - Ashley McBryde

Volume 2 - Chris Stapleton

Best country song

"Space Cowboy" - Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) 

"Break Up In The End" - Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

"Dear Hate" - Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

"I Lived It" - Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

"Tequila" - Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

"When Someone Stops Loving You" - Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best R&B album

H.E.R. - H.E.R. 

Sex & Cigarettes - Toni Braxton 

Good Thing - Leon Bridges

Honestly - Lalah Hathaway

Gumbo Unplugged (Live) - PJ Morton

Best R&B performance

"Best Part" - H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar

"Long As I Live" - Toni Braxton

"Summer" - The Carters

"Y O Y" - Lalah Hathaway

"First Began" - PJ Morton

Best rap album

Invasion Of Privacy - Cardi B

Swimming - Mac Miller

Victory Lap - Nipsey Hussle

Daytona - Pusha T

Astroworld - Travis Scott

Best Rap song

"God's Plan" - Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

"King's Dead" - Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

"Lucky You" - R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

"Sicko Mode" - Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

"Win" - K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)