Women Dominated The 2019 Grammys

The 2019 Grammys could be considered one for the books. There was praise, drama, and a lot of other things between before the big day. Back in December the nominations were revealed and it seemed that everyone was pleased with the nominees picked. There was Kendrick Lamar and Sza for “All the Stars” and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga for “Shallow”, wowing the masses because of how well their music did on and off the screen. H.E.R. and Kacey Musgraves snagging multiple nominees, and don’t forget Cardi B holding her own in a male dominated field let alone nominated category. Everyone wanted their fave to win but only few made it to the winners’ circle.

From the looks of things it is no longer the mostly all boys club, but now an almost no boys allowed. Women of the music industry obviously dominated 2018 because this year’s award ceremony practically revolved around them.

Photo taken from Instagram

Photo taken from Instagram

On February 10th, almost half of the nominations had female winners, including mixed gender acts like Opium Moon. Nothing is wrong with men and women coming together to make great music, look at The Carters. In today’s time where the president and some elected officials care less for the well being of women, an achievement like winning a Grammy helps the work and fight for respect much more worth it.

This year the women ran the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Including three tributes, there were 14 performances that involving women of all genres. That number is major considering there were only 18 performances altogether. Even though there was drama surrounding one of our faves, Ariana Grande; not performing due to creative differences, the show had to go on. Acts like Janelle Monae, St. Vincent and Chloe x Halle turned heads with their visuals and voices.  The ladies did well with their thought provoking lyrics, amazing ensembles, and grand, Vegas-like stage designs. Jennifer Lopez gave a show to prove why she has a Las Vegas residency. These women came to win and give a show. Let’s not forget about the host, Alicia Keys, she hosted with ease and performed multiple times to show she still got it. New artists became household names tonight and some made their dreams come true. All the hard work these women put in has not gone unseen in 2018.  

Photo taken from Hollywood Reporter]

Photo taken from Hollywood Reporter]

Winners

Album of the Year

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Best New Artist

Dua Lipa

Best Rap Album

Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B

Best R&B Performance

“Best Part” - H.E.R. f/ Daniel Caesar

Best R&B Song

“Boo’d Up” - Ella Mai

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Everything Is Love - The Carters

Best R&B Album

H.E.R. - H.E.R.

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’)” - Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Shallow” - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Pop Vocal Album

Sweetner - Ariana Grande

Best Remixed Recording

“Walking Away” - HAIM (Mura Mura remix)

Best Rock Song

“Masseduction” - St. Vincent

Best Country Solo Performance

“Butterflies” - Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Song

“Space Cowboy” - Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Album

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“Shallow” (from A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” - Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll and Al Yankovic, art directors

Band Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Never Alone” - Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin and Victoria Kelly, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“You Say” - Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
“Hiding Place” - Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Look Up Child” - Lauren Daigle

Best American Roots Performance
“The Joke” - Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song
“The Joke” - Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters

Best New Age Album
“Opium Moon” - Opium Moon

Best Jazz Vocal Album
“The Window” - Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Best Classical Compendium
“Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” - JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
“Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” - Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Best Music Film
“Quincy” - Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

Best Children’s Album
“All The Sounds” — Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats