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  • Associated Press Cardi B performs “Money” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00 am

Grammy Awards

Women, rap win at celebration of music

Associated Press

List of top winners at the Grammy Awards

Associated Press – A list of top winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.

Album of the year: "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves

Record of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino

Song of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson

Best rap/sung performance: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino

Best music video: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino

Best rap album: "Invasion of Privacy" by Cardi B

Best rap song: "God's Plan" by Drake

Best new artist: Dua Lipa

Best country album: "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves

Best pop duo/group performance: "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best pop vocal album: "Sweetener" by Ariana Grande

Best pop solo performance: Lady Gaga's "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)"

Best R&B album: "H.E.R." by H.E.R.

Best R&B song: "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai, DJ Mustard, Larrance Dopson and Joelle James

Best R&B performance: "Best Part" by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams

Best rap performance: (tie) "King's Dead" by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, and "Bubblin" by Anderson.Paak

Best urban contemporary album: "Everything Is Love" by The Carters

Best traditional pop vocal album: Willie Nelson's "My Way"

Best rock song: "Masseduction" by St. Vincent

Best rock album: "From the Fires" by Greta Van Fleet

Best rock performance: "When Bad Does Good" by Chris Cornell

Best dance recording: "Electricity" by Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson

Best country song: "Space Cowboy," Kacey Musgraves (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)

Best reggae album: "44/876" by Sting & Shaggy

Best country solo performance: Kacey Musgraves' "Butterflies"

Best duo/group country performance: Dan + Shay's "Tequila"

Best jazz vocal album: "The Window" by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Best alternative music album: "Colors," Beck

Best comedy album: "Equanimity & the Bird Revelation," Dave Chappelle

Best Latin pop album: Claudia Brant's "Sincera"

Best spoken word album: Jimmy Carter's "Faith – A Journey for All"

Best folk album: Punch Brothers' "All Ashore"

Best contemporary Christian music album: Lauren Daigle's "Look Up Child"

Best musical theater album: "The Band's Visit"

Best American roots song: Brandi Carlile's "The Joke"

Best American roots performance: Brandi Carlile's "The Joke"

Best Americana album: Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You"

Best gospel album: Tori Kelly's "Hiding Place"

Best contemporary Christian music performance/song: Lauren Daigle's "You Say"

Best world music album: Soweto Gospel Choir's "Freedom"

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: "The Greatest Showman"

Best score soundtrack for visual media: "Black Panther"

Best song written for visual media: "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born"

Best traditional blues album: Buddy Guy's "The Blues Is Alive and Well"

Best music film: Quincy Jones' "Quincy"

Best boxed or special limited edition package: "Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of 'Weird Al' Yankovic"

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Online: http://www.grammy.com

LOS ANGELES – Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino's “This Is America” becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year.

Kacey Musgraves' “Golden Hour” won album of the year, and Dua Lipa won best new artist.

“I don't even know what to say,” Musgraves said at the Staples Center. “I am very thankful. Winning doesn't make my album any better than anybody else in that category.”

Gambino was the night's big winner, picking up four honors, including best music video and best rap/sung performance.

Drake surprised the music world when he emerged on stage to accept the best rap song trophy but told the room of musicians that winning awards isn't necessary if you have real fans attending your concerts and singing your songs.

Drake, who rarely attends awards shows, won the honor for his massive hit “God's Plan.”

Rap has endured a longtime losing streak at the Grammys. The last time a rapper won album of the year was in 2004, with Outkast. Only a handful of rappers have won best new artist.

Cardi B made history as the first solo female to win best rap album (Lauryn Hill won as a member of the Fugees at the 1997 Grammys).

She was shaking onstage as she tried to give a thank-you speech with rapper-husband Offset holding her arm.

“The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” she said as the audience laughed. “I just want to say thank you everybody that was involved. ... I want to thank my daughter.”

The Grammys kicked off with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives – a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony. But this year, Gaga, Brandi Carlile and Musgraves won three Grammys each.