2019 Grammy Recap


Nakia Harmon, Opinions Editor

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, Feb. 10. The host of this year’s Grammy was Alicia Keys. The red carpet was laid out for some of the most chart-topping artists on the Billboard in 2018. The event was a night full of celebrating the love of music. The night was filled with acknowledging the artists with the most chart-topping hits of the year, performing tributes for some music legends, and playing a game of hide-and-go-seek while trying to find which celebrities you can spot.

The Grammy’s consisted of 83 categories total. An artist that took home four Grammy’s that night was Kacey Musgraves who received a Grammy for album of the year for “ Golden Hour. ” Another artist who also took home four Grammys that night was “ This Is America ” by Childish Gambino that won two Grammys from the categories of song of the year and record of the year. History was made during the Grammy when Cardi B won for best rap album making her the first solo woman to win in this category. There were also artists that received their very first Grammy that night which included H.E.R. which is artist Gabriella Wilson who won two Grammy and one included best R&B album. Grammy’s weren’t handed out like hotcakes that night which was made clear by artists during their acceptance speeches that tugged at a couple of heartstrings.

The award show was filled with live musical performances. There were numerous performances by various artists throughout the Grammy. One the performances during the Grammy was a tribute to Dolly Parton which was performed by Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Dolly Parton herself who was named the Grammys’ 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. Another musical performance that took place that night was a Motown tribute performed by Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, and the host herself, Alicia Keys. There was also a performance by Diana Ross who performed “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” on her birthday.

The Grammy’s was a night full of glitz and glam for artists with a hint of suspense for viewers on the edge of their seats wondering who would appear on the red carpet. Someone who wasn’t seen on the red carpet that night was Ariana Grande who actually received her first Grammy for best pop vocals for “ Sweetener.” Another artist who didn’t make an appearance on the red carpet was Taylor Swift. There was also an appearance by our former First Lady Michelle Obama alongside Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys during the opening. The viewers weren’t the only ones counting down the days until the Grammy, but the actual artists were actually the ones who anticipated this night the most. The Grammy was a night that is now built into music history.