KACEY MUSGRAVES AND LADY GAGA LEAD UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S FAMILY OF ARTISTS AND LABELS AT THE 61st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY
Kacey Musgraves Wins Four Grammys Including Album of the Year and Best Country Album
Drake, Beck, Ariana Grande and Greta Van Fleet Among the Night’s Winners
LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2019 — Kacey Musgraves and Lady Gaga led Universal Music Group’s family of labels at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, with Kacey Musgraves winning four awards including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour and Lady Gaga, who performed “Shallow” from A Star is Born during the awards show broadcast, taking home three awards.
Kacey Musgraves also won Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy,” both from Golden Hour (MCA Nashville), and Lady Gaga (Interscope) won Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).” “Shallow,” a song performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the A Star is Born Soundtrack (Interscope), also won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media.
Black Panther resulted in two Grammys. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake won Best Rap Performance for “King’s Dead” from the film’s soundtrack (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope). The film’s score by composer Ludwig Göransson also won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Across several genres, Universal Music artists won Grammys in best album categories. Ariana Grande won Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener (Republic); The Carters won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Everything is Love (Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment); Greta Van Fleet won Best Rock Album for From The Fires (Lava/Republic); Justice won Best Dance/Electronic Album for Woman Worldwide (Genesis/Because Music); Steve Gadd Band won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Steve Gadd Band (BFM Jazz); Zoé won Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Aztlán (Universal Music Mexico); Sting & Shaggy won Best Reggae Album for 44/876 (A&M/Interscope) and Beck won Best Alternative Album for Colors (which also won Best Engineered Album, non-classical).
In addition, Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance for “When Bad Does Good” (UMe). St. Vincent (Loma Vista/Concord) won Best Rock Song for “MassEducation,” while Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope) won Best R&B Song for “Boo’d Up.” St. Vincent’s MassEducation also won Best Recording Package.
Universal Music Publishing Group represents eight songwriters who won Grammys across 11 categories, including writers on Drake’s “God’s Plan” for Best Rap Song and Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
In the Jazz categories, American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom (BFM Jazz) by the John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists won three Grammys: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. The Wayne Shorter Quartet won Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Emanon (Blue Note/Capitol).
Tori Kelly won two Grammys in the Christian and Gospel categories for Best Gospel Album for Hiding Place (Capitol/Schoolboy Records) and Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Never Alone,” while Lauren Daigle additionally won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Look Up Child (Centricity /12Tone/Capitol Christian Music Group).
In classical music, Dmitir Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 `The Year 1905,’ Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon) won Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical, and Randy Waldman’s “Spiderman Theme” (featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter) from the album Superheroes (BFM Jazz) won Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals.
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