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Grammy awards 2019 winners named

Dua Lipa won best new artist, and Kacey Musgraves took home album of the year at a female-first Grammy Awards.

Grammy awards 2019 winners named

Grammy awards 2019 winners named

STEPANAKERT,  FEBRUARY 11, ARTSAKHPRESS: Musgraves won four prizes in total for Golden Hour, her critically-acclaimed third album, which blends country with elements of psychedelia.

She dedicated the award to "my sweet husband" with whom she fell in love as she recorded the album, BBC News reports.

Dua said she was "nervous and grateful" as she accepted her award, one of the night's four biggest prizes.

The 23-year-old said she was "honoured" to be "included with so many female artists" in the category, adding: "I guess this year we've really stepped up."

The comment was a dig at Grammys president Neil Portnow, who last year tried to deflect criticism of the lack of female winners by saying women needed to "step up" in order to be considered.

He appeared on stage at this year's ceremony to apologise, saying: "This past year I've been reminded that if coming face to a face with an issue opens your eyes wide enough it makes you more committed to bring change."

 
Elsewhere, an absent Childish Gambino won four awards, including song of the year and video of the year, for This Is America, his scathing critique of US socio-politics.Lady Gaga won three prizes, including best pop performance for Joanne and best pop duet for Shallow, from the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born.

Holding back tears, the star thanked Bradley Cooper, her co-star and director, who missed the Grammys to attend The Baftas in London.

She also used her speech to highlight the film's mental health message, telling the audience: "If you see someone that's hurting, don't look away.

Brooklyn rapper Cardi B became the first solo female to win best rap album, for her debut Invasion of Privacy; and thanked her daughter Kulture Kiari for giving her the impetus to finish the record on time.

"When I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete," she said. "So I was like, 'I have to get this album done so we can shoot these videos while I was not showing.'"

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande, who pulled out of a planned performance after a dispute with organisers, received best pop album for Sweetener - her first ever Grammy Award.

"This is wild and beautiful," she tweeted. "Thank you so much."


     

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