It was a big night for female stars at this year’s Grammys, as Kacey Musgraves, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Lady Gaga won the awards in major categories.
Musgraves and Childish Gambino were the biggest winners as they picked up four awards each.
Musgraves’ critically acclaimed “Golden Hour” was declared the Best Country Album as well as Album of the year. She also won Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterlies” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.”
Gambino won four prizes for This Is America, an album highly critical of US socio-politics.
It was selected as the best song and record of the year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video.
The artist did not turn up for the ceremony, and no-one came forward to accept the song of the year award on his behalf.
Similarly, Ariana Grande, who won her first ever Grammy Award through Sweetener for best pop album, boycotted the function after a dispute with organizers.
British pop star Dua Lipa was named best new artist while H.E.R. won best R&B album.
Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” was adjudged the Best pop solo performance.
She also won the best pop duet prize for Shallow, from the film A Star Is Born.
Cardi B became the first solo female artist to win best rap album.
85-year-old Quincy Jones won a record 28th Grammy, when his documentary “Quincy” was selected for best music film.
The Recording Academy honored Dolly Parton and Diana Ross with lifetime achievement prizes.
As Neil Portnow’s tenure as Recording Academy President/CEO draws to its end, five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam paid tribute to his friend and walked through a brief overview of some of the Academy’s major recent achievements.
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