The Known and Unknown Facts of 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Annual Gramm Awards – One of the biggest award ceremonies in the land of the United States. Recently the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony held on 10th of February 2019 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammy awards awarded to the person who contributed significantly to the recording industry; all those awards given under the series of the category.

History of Grammy Awards

The term Grammy came from the Gramophone Award which offered to the artists who achieve a landmark in the music industry. The Grammy award positioned second when it comes to listing the top 3 annually held award ceremony followed by the American Music Awards and placed above the Billboard Music Awards.

  • First ever Grammy Awards ceremony held on 4th of May 1959

How Grammy Awards Awarded?

The members and record companies will submit the entries; later those entries screened based on the eligibility. Here is a list of the complete process involved in determining the GRAMMY winners.

  • Submission
  • Screening
  • Nominating
  • Final Voting
  • Results

Who Won Most Grammy Awards?

A Hungarian-British, Georg Solti who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than 2 decades won the most number of Grammy Awards. He totally won 31 Grammy out of 74 Nominations. To honor his achievement, he was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.

  • Most Grammys won by a Male Artist – Georg Solti (31 Awards)
  • Most Grammys won by a Female Artist – Alison Krauss (27 Awards)
  • Most Grammys won by a Group – U2 (22 Awards)
  • Most Grammys won by a Producer – Quincy Jones (28 Awards)
  • Most Grammys won by a Composer/Songwriter – Pierre Boulez (26 Awards)
  • Most Grammys won by an Engineer/Mixer – Al Schmitt (20 Awards)

How many fields and categories are there in Grammys?

So far a Grammy award consists of 30 fields and 84 categories, under which all those entries are accepted, and the entries that found to be eligible based on the criteria will consider as a nomination.

61st Annual Grammy Awards – A Glance

61st GRAMMY Awards

The recently held Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted by the Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys. The entries for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards received from 1st of October 2017 to the 30th of September 2018. And the final list of nominations announced on 7th December 2018.

Highlights of 61st Annual Grammy Awards

  • Before the start of 61st Grammys, Dolly Parton honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year
  • Most nominated artists for Grammy awards Kendrick Lamar, he positioned 1st in the list with 8 nominations.
  • The most awarded person in Grammy awards Childish Gambino & Kacey Musgraves both shared 4 awards each.

Winners of Grammy Awards 2019 – The Complete List

Winners of Grammy Awards 2019

Album Of The Year – 2019: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Record Of The Year – 2019: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Song Of The Year – 2019:  “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist – 2019: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance – 2019: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – 2019:  “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Country Album – 2019: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album – 2019: “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – 2019: “My Way,” Willie Nelson

Best Rap Performance – 2019: “King’s Dead,” Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake / “Bubblin,” Anderson. Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance – 2019:  “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Rap Song – 2019: “God’s Plan,” Drake

Best Rap Album – 2019: “Invasion Of Privacy,” Cardi B

Best Rock Performance – 2019: “When Bad Does Good,” Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance – 2019: “Electric Messiah,” High On Fire

Best Rock Song – 2019: “Masseduction,” St. Vincent

Best Alternative Music Album – 2019: “Colors,” Beck

Best Rock Album – 2019: “From The Fires,” Greta Van Fleet

Best R&B Performance – 2019: “Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance – 2019: “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand,” Leon Bridges

Best R&B Song – 2019: “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

Best Country Song – 2019: “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance – 2019: “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Best Country Solo Performance – 2019: “Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Urban Contemporary Album – 2019: “Everything Is Love,” The Carters

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album – 2019: “Steve Gadd Band,” Steve Gadd Band

Best R&B Album Winner – 2019: H.E.R.

Best Dance Recording – 2019: “Electricity,” Silk City & Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson

Best Dance/Electronic Album – 2019: “Woman Worldwide,” Justice

Best New Age Album – 2019: “Opium Moon,” Opium Moon

Best Comedy Album – 2019: “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation,” Dave Chappelle

Best Remixed Recording – 2019: “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix),” Haim

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – 2019: “The Greatest Showman,” Hugh Jackman and various artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – 2019: “Black Panther,” Ludwig Göransson

Best Song Written For Visual Media – 2019: “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Recording Package – 2019: “Masseduction,” St. Vincent

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package – 2019: “Squeeze Box – 2019: The Complete Works Of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic,” Weird Al Yankovic

Best Album Notes – 2019: “Voices Of Mississippi – 2019: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”

Producer Of The Year – 2019, Non-Classical – 2019:  Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video – 2019: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Music Film – 2019: “Quincy,” Quincy Jones

Best Improvised Jazz Solo – 2019: “Don’t Fence Me In,” John Daversa

Best Jazz Vocal Album – 2019: The Window, Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album – 2019: “Emanon,” The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – 2019: “American Dreamers – 2019: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album – 2019: “Back To The Sunset,” Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Best Gospel Performance/Song – 2019: “Never Alone,” Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song – 2019: “You Say,” Lauren Daigle

Best Gospel Album – 2019: “Hiding Place,” Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – 2019: “Look Up Child,” Lauren Daigle

Best Roots Gospel Album – 2019: “Unexpected,” Jason Crabb

Best Latin Pop Album – 2019: “Sincera,” Claudia Brant

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album – 2019: “Aztlán,” Zoé

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) – 2019: “¡México Por Siempre!,” Luis Miguel

Best Tropical Latin Album – 2019: “Anniversary,” Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best American Roots Performance – 2019: “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song – 2019: “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

Best Americana Album – 2019: “By The Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile

Best Bluegrass Album – 2019: “The Travelin’ Mccourys,” The Travelin’ Mccourys

Best Traditional Blues Album – 2019: “The Blues Is Alive And Well,” Buddy Guy

Best Contemporary Blues Album – 2019: “Please Don’t Be Dead,” Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album – 2019: “All Ashore,” Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album – 2019: “No ‘Ane’I,” Kalani Pe’a

Best Reggae Album – 2019: “44/876,” Sting and Shaggy

Best World Music Album – 2019: “Freedom,” Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Children’s Album – 2019:  “All The Sounds,” Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) – 2019: “Faith – A Journey For All,” Jimmy Carter

Best Musical Theater Album – 2019: “The Band’s Visit,” Original Broadway Cast

Best Instrumental Composition – 2019: “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil),” Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella – 2019: “Stars And Stripes Forever,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca Artists

Best Arrangement, Instruments, And Vocals – 2019: “Spiderman Theme,” Randy Waldman featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter

Best Historical Album – 2019: Voices Of Mississippi – 2019: “Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – 2019: “Colors,” Beck

Best Immersive Audio Album – 2019: “Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition,” The Alan Parsons Project

Best Engineered Album, Classical – 2019: “Shostakovich – 2019: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony Orchestra

Producer Of The Year – 2019, Classical – 2019: Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance – 2019: “Shostakovich – 2019: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris Nelsons

Best Opera Recording – 2019: “Bates – 2019: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs,” Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edward Parks, and Jessica E. Jones

Best Choral Performance – 2019: “McLoskey – 2019: Zealot Canticles,” Donald Nally

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – 2019: “Anderson, Laurie – 2019: Landfall,” Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo – 2019: “Kernis – 2019: Violin Concerto,” James Ehnes

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album – 2019: “Songs Of Orpheus” – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi, Karim Sulayman

Best Classical Compendium – 2019: “Fuchs – 2019: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush,” Joann Falletta

Best Contemporary Classical Composition – 2019: “Kernis – 2019: Violin Concerto,” James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony

Controversy in Grammy Awards 2019

Ariana Grande – An American Singer, Songwriter, and actress followed by the Nicki Minaj has accused the producer of the 61st Annual Grammy Award Ceremony Ken Ehrlich for bullying.

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On 7th of Feb 2019, singer Ariana Grande blamed the producer Ehrlich for not letting her to perform in the ceremony that forced her to pull herself out from the last day event.

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On 11th Feb 2019, Record Artist Nicki Minaj claimed that the producer Ehrlich “bullied” her during the event. Later on the social media she reveals that she bullied for the past 7 years.