Cardi B., Kacey Musgraves, and Lady Gaga, three incredible women in the music industry took many of the most significant awards during the 61st Grammys Awards Night at Staples Center, Los Angeles on Sunday.
Cardi, 26, became the first ever solo woman to bring home ‘Best Rap Album’ for Invasion of Privacy at the gala event. For the first time in many years, Cardi won in the male-dominated category beating out Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller. “Oh the nerves are so bad” she said as she accepted her award at the podium.
Cardi’s big win was followed by a 30-year-old Musgraves who won ‘Album of the Year’ as one of the biggest awards of the night. “I don’t even know what to say,” Musgrave said. I am very thankful. Winning doesn’t make my album any better than anybody else in that category.”
Musgraves had the most Grammys awards accumulated, some of which are three over four country awards at the ceremony including ‘Best Country Album’ for the acclaimed Golden Hour. She also brought home ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ for her songs Butterfly and ‘Best Country Song’ for the track space Cowboy.
While little monsters of Lady Gaga rejoiced as their Queen got the first award of the night who won ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ with Bradley Cooper for their song ‘Shallow.’ Gaga accepted the award on behalf of herself and Cooper for the ‘A Star is Born’ soundtrack hit, since the 44-year old actor/director was present at BAFTA on the same day. ‘Shallow’ gave Gaga her first Golden Globe and earning her an Academy Award nomination for ‘Best Song.’ The stars were still shining on the New-York native as she again won ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ for her album Joanne.
In addition to female-led nominations, Dua Lipa praised her fellow nominees as she received the award for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Dance Recording’ for Electricity. She even jokingly jabbed at Recording Academy President Neil Portnow who declared last year that female artists ‘need to step up’ after Lorde was the only woman to be nominated in top categories. ‘I guess this year we’ve stepped up’ Dua openly joked.
People noticed the absence of Pop superstar Ariana Grande due to a recent disagreement with the producers of the show. However, Grande was still in high spirits despite not being able to attend on the Awards night, and took photos instead, of her supposedly custom-made gown by Zac Posen. She took home her first Grammy as ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ on Sunday.
Other non female winners are: ‘Song of the Year’ by Donald Glover and L Ludwig Goransson for ‘This is America’, ‘Best Pop Traditional Vocal Album’ for My Way by Willie Nelson, ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ by Beck for Colors, ‘Best Rock Performance’ by Cris Cornell’s When Bad Does Good and lastly, ‘Best R&B Song’ for Boo’d Up by Larrance Dopson and company.