The evening host of the musician Alicia Keys was clearly dominated by women for over three and a half hours. Many important prizes went to women: The trophy for this year's best album won the American singer Kacey Musgraves with "Golden Hour". She won a total of four Grammys. Musgraves were also awarded in the Land section for the best solo performance, the best song and the best album.
Rapper Cardi B became the first female soloist to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. This year's best new artist was British singer Dua Lipa ("New Rules").
How much women dominated Grammys this year was evident right from the start when Keys took the stage with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez. The performances included Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Lopez and H.E.R. to see. Particularly celebrated were the soul singer Diana Ross and the country musician Dolly Parton.
Swipe against Portnow
Grammin's struggle to remain relevant in the fast-growing pop scene. Last year, when the "#Metoo" movement, the women's abuse and their systematic discrimination were already a big problem, only one musician accepted a solo prize live on stage. Earlier, the outgoing president of Grammy's recording academy said it was outrageous. He said that women should "step up" if they wanted to be more represented at the ceremony.
"We've apparently really improved," Dua Lipa said on Sunday evening at the direct award ceremony to Portnow. After criticizing fans and musicians, Portnow had stated that he had hit the wrong note and announced measures to "break clear barriers and unconscious disturbances" against women in the music industry. However, this year, many industry branches were away from the awards ceremony – including Beyonce and Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
Grammy first time rapper for best recording
And that was when Childish Gambion was the first rapper to win the Grand Prize for the best recording of the year at the Grammy Awards. His song "This is America" is against Drake with "God's Plan" as well as Kendrick Lamar and SZA with "All The Stars". "This is America" also won the award for best song of the year.
Childish Gambino, bourgeois Donald Glover, wrote the title with the Swedish songwriter Ludwig Göransson. Above all, the accompanying music video, full of metaphors on racism and gun violence in the United States, had given a topic of conversation.
Childish Gambino raps about the contradictions of an African American life in the United States and dances in the video while violence and chaos break out around him.
People could identify with "This is America", regardless of their background, said Göransson about the song. "He condemns injustice, celebrates life and unites us at the same time."