Awards


Childish Gambino won big at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 10). Despite not attending music’s biggest night, the artist/actor took home ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for his Billboard smash-hit “This Is America.” Cardi B made history, becoming the first solo female artist to win ‘Best Rap Album’ for her multi-platinum debut, Invasion of Privacy. Drake, who reportedly passed on performing at this year’s show, made a surprise appearance accepting his ‘Best Rap Song’ victory for “God’s Plan.” Meanwhile, despite not being in attendance, The Carters (Beyoncé and JAY-Z) won ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ for Everything Is Love.

The night featured a handful of first winners including Jay Rock (‘Best Rap Performance’), H.E.R. (‘Best R&B Album’ and ‘Best R&B Performance’), Ella Mai (‘Best R&B Song’), Dua Lipa (‘Best New Artist’), and Anderson. Paak (‘Best Rap Performance’). See the full 2019 GRAMMYs winners list below.

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The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Feb. 10), hosted by 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys. Music’s biggest night was loaded with musical performances, opened by Camila Cabello who delivered a flavorful medley of “Havana,” “Pégate” and “Mi Gente” with Young Thug, J Balvin and Ricky Martin. Janelle Monáe brought her Dirty Computer album to life with an electrifying set of “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane and “Pynk,” while H.E.R. shined bright with “Hard Place” to go with her two awards.

Cardi B dazzled the crowd with a show stopping performance of her latest single “Money,” to go with her ‘Best Rap Album’ victory for Invasion of Privacy. Travis Scott was joined by James Blake and Earth, Wind & Fire for “Stop Trying to Be God,” before being joined by a mob of fans surrounded in a cage for “No Bystanders.” Other performers included a tribute to Donny Hathaway by Chloe x Halle, a Motown 60 celebration by Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, and Alicia Keys, and the trio of Fantasia, Andra Day
and Yolanda Adams honoring the late Aretha Franklin.

Shawn Mendes, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson, Katy Perry, St. Vincent and Dua Lipa also touched the GRAMMY stage during the near four-hour broadcast. Re-live the key performances below,

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The 61st annual Grammy Awards, also known as music’s biggest night, has arrived. The brightest stars in music and entertainment all made their way to the City of Angels as Cardi B, Post Malone, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and more all took to the big stage as this year’s performers. Before the main show kicked off, it was all about the flash and style as your favorite celebrities graced the red carpet in fancy gowns and slick high-end designer threads.

Cardi B and Offset, Post Malone, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Miguel, Future, Janelle Monáe, Ella Mai and many more stars were all smiles and posing for hundreds of photographers along the red carpet. Check out 32 photos from the 2019 GRAMMYs red carpet arrivals below.

61st annual GRAMMY Awards

Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET

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Music’s biggest night is here as the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards takes over the City of Angels. Before the main event kicked off inside the Staples Center, hosted by Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs honored many of today’s artists during the pre-show ceremony. Hosted by Shaggy, the key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the pre-show celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Childish Gambino lead the pack winning two awards for ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for “This is America.” The Carters, aka Beyoncé and JAY-Z, won ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ for their EVERYTHING IS LOVE LP, while H.E.R. kicked off a busy night winning ‘Best R&B Performance’ for her “Best Part” collaboration with Daniel Caesar. Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” won for ‘Best R&B Song’ and Jay Rock landed his first GRAMMY win for “King’s Dead,” which tied with Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin” for ‘Best Rap Performance.’

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Just days after his Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show performance, Travis Scott is set to bring his rodeo to another major stage this month. Today the Recording Academy announced that the Houston rapper will perform at the 2019 GRAMMYs, which take place at the Staples Center in L.A. this Sunday (Feb. 10).

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Nominations for the 2019 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 22), revealed by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross during a live stream conducted by The Academy. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s powerful “All the Stars” collaboration received a nomination for ‘Original Song.’ The record served as the lead single off last year’s Black Panther: The Album, the Top Dawg Entertainment curated soundtrack in support of Marvel’s Black Panther film.

The first-time nominees will face off against Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, Jennifer Hudson’s “I’ll Fight” from RBG, Emily Blunt’s “The Place Where Lost Goes” from Mary Poppins Returns, and Willie Watson and Tim Blake Nelson’s “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The 91st Academy Awards broadcasts live on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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We’ve had plenty of time to mull over the nominees for this year’s GRAMMYs, which sees Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight nominations. But today, the Recording Academy has announced the host for this year’s awards: Alicia Keys.

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The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. Leading the way for the 2019 GRAMMYs is Kendrick Lamar. Despite not releasing a solo album, the Pulitzer Prize winner landed the most nominations (8) for the Black Panther soundtrack, where he served as lead artist and curator. Lamar is up for “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Best Rap Song.” For “Album of the Year,” Kendrick faces off against Cardi B (Invasion Of Privacy), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys) and Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer). Drake follows the TDE MC with seven nods, while Folk singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile earns six nominations making her the most nominated woman at the 2019 Grammys.

Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, and Maren Morris all follow next with five nominations each. On Friday (Dec. 7), Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for the four major categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year).

The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. See the full nominations list in all 84 categories below.

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Rap stars took over the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, for the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Taped earlier this month, the 12th annual show made its television premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 16). Hosted by comedian/actor Deray Davis, this year’s party got started by Lil’ Pump and Gucci Mane, who opened the show with a medley of songs including their “Kept Back” collaboration. T.I., YG, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Duval with Ball Greezy, Lil’ Baby and Gunna, Flipp Dinero, and Pardison Fontaine hit the stage, plus a special performance by Cardi B filmed at South Beach’s popular LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau.

Lil’ Wayne received the biggest honor of the night, receiving this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for his run as one of Hip-Hop’s top artists for two decades. Watch all the performances below.

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The American Music Awards lineup is getting loaded with newly announced performers. Days after Cardi B joined the fun, the AMAs revealed on Friday (Sept. 28) that Ciara, Missy Elliott, and Dua Lipa have been added as performers. For Cici and Missy, the two reunited on the former’s “Level Up” remix back in the summer. The trio of leading ladies join a star-studded performer list that includes Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Carrie Underwood.

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 AMAs airs live on Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m EST on ABC. Cardi B and Drake lead the way with eight nominations each.

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