Childish Gambino (September 2018)

Grammy's 2019: "This is America" ​​- Childish Gambino Awarded for Best Song


childish Gambino won the Grammy for Best Song of the Year with "This Is America". The musician sat down with songwriter Ludwig Göransson at the gala in Los Angeles against the co-nominees by. Among them were Kendrick Lamar and SZA with "All The Stars", Drake with "God's Plan", Shawn Mendes with "In My Blood" and Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper ("Shallow").

Stylistically, "This Is America" ​​is a mix of gospel and trap, the content of the song and the accompanying video with racism and firearms violence in the US, Childish Gambino was also honored for the clip – with the award for Best Music Video of the Year. In addition, "This Is America" ​​was chosen as the best recording. The winner – the Comedian, serial author and rapper Donald Glover – but was not present at the show.

The Grammy for best album of the year got country star Kacey Musgraves for "Golden Hour". She prevailed among other things against Cardi B with "Invasion Of Privacy" and the album "Scorpion" by rapper Drake.

The Grammy as best new artist won the 23 year old British singer Dua Lipa ("New Rules"). In addition to the categories Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, the award for Best New Artist is one of the four main categories of the most important music award in the world.

Three Grammys went down Lady GagaFor her song "Shallow" from the music film "A Star Is Born" she was awarded as a composer, as well as for her vocal duet with Bradley Cooper. In addition, she won the prize for the best solo performance in the pop section with the song "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin '?)"

"Music helps us"

The former First Lady of the USA made a surprise appearance: Michelle Obama appeared on stage together with the singers and actresses Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys – and received a lot of applause.

"Whether we like country, rap or rock, music helps us to share ourselves, our dignity and our suffering, our hopes and joy," Obama said. "Music has always helped me to tell my story, and I know that's for everyone here."

The Grammys were awarded for the 61st time this year. Alicia Keys moderated the show.

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