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Grammys honor women, rappers

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/11/19, 10:22 am

Rappers and women scored groundbreaking victories Sunday night in Los Angeles at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. The night’s most prestigious honors went to country singer Kacey Musgraves, who won album of the year for Golden Hour, and rapper Childish Gambino, who received the record and song of the year awards for “This is America.” Until last night, a rap song had never won in those two categories. Childish Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, did not attend the ceremony, possibly in protest of the Grammys’ previous failure to recognize rap with a major award, some speculated.

Cardi B became the first solo female performer to win best rap album, and singer Dua Lipa won best new artist. The show also featured tributes to music icons Dolly Parton and Diana Ross. Best contemporary Christian music album went to Lauren Daigle for Look Up Child. She also won CCM song for “You Say,” while Tori Kelly won best gospel album for Hiding Place.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 02/11/2019 03:53 pm

    PELOSI partied with her rich partisan friends (Grammy people) while there is a border crisis going on. I'm sure her rich friends had a laugh at Trump's expense and called her madam president. Any "STAR" who was a part of that should be ASHAMED!!!

    What PELOSI and friends are doing makes me SICK!!!

  • DS
    Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 08:55 am

    Anyone else here dislike Lauren Daigle's music as much as I do?