The biggest music stars are on the scene for the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday. Female performers dominated the ceremony and some marked history. Country singer Kacey Musgraves won the highest honor of the evening, the album of the year.

See the Grammy Awards updates below.

Notable winners

Kacey Musgrave wins the album of the year

Kacey Musgrave won the album of the year for "Golden Hour". The country singer said she had never dreamed that her album would be welcomed by "such love, such warmth, such positivity, it really means the world to me."

"I love country music with everything I am," she said.

Musgraves thanked her husband Rustin and her younger sister for shooting and designing all of her album covers.

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Kacey Musgraves accepts the album 's award of the year on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

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J.Lo brings Vegas to his tribute to Motown

Jennifer Lopez brought the light of her performances to Vegas for her tribute to Motown Sunday. She sang "The best things in life are free", "Do you like" and "Please, sir the postman." Smokey Robinson joins her on stage to perform "My Girl". Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo joined her on the stage.

However, some fans blamed Lopez for paying tribute to Motown, a label founded in 1959 that had helped black musicians introduce themselves to traditional American music.

– Amalia Nunez

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Jennifer Lopez performs on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

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Cardi B goes into history with his first Grammy win

After playing his latest single "Money", rapper Cardi B consolidated a record year by becoming the first female solo to win the best rap album for his debut album "Invasion of Privacy".

She thanked her husband, the rapper Migos Offset and their daughter Kulture. She also admitted how nervous she was during the speech.

"I'm sorry, I'm coming, oh, nerves are so bad, maybe I have to start smoking grass," she joked. She then explained how she was learning that she was pregnant before the end of her album.

"[Offset] It was like you were going to make this album. We are going to have this baby and make this album. "

– Amalia Nunez

Dua Lipa casts a shadow over the Grammy president's earlier comments

Dua Lipa won the Best New Artist award on Sunday and made the shadow of Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, who was criticized last year after declaring "intensify"if they wanted to see more artists nominated at the annual ceremony.

"What I want to start, is to say how honored I am to be nominated alongside incredible female artists this year because I guess this year we have really progressed," he said. said Dua Lipa Sunday.

This year, women dominated in most major categories. HER. received five names and won two awards. Cardi B also became the first female solo to win the best rap album.

Travis Scott brings the public to Astroworld

Taking the Grammy stage for the first time, Travis Scott performed "Mile High" with Jame Blake and Earth Wind and Fire. The Houston rapper then increased his energy by inviting fans on stage to perform "No Bystanders" from his critically acclaimed album "Astroworld".

Travis Scott has been nominated for three awards, including best rap performance for "Sicko Mode".

– Amalia Nunez

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Travis Scott performs on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.


"I am speechless right now": H.E.R. wins the best R & B album

HER. won the award for the best R & B album but soon reminded the audience that his eponymous work was an EP (long piece).

"The first thing I want to say is that it's amazing, secondly, it's not even an album, it's an EP," she said. before inviting his team on the stage.

"I'm speechless right now, I'm holding back my tears, but I really want to say thank you very much to God, above all, and to my parents who are in the building right now and to my wonderful sister, mom, Dad, it's for all the sacrifices you've made for me. "

HER. recently sat down with "CBS this morning"talk about his last job.

Singer-songwriter R & B H.E.R. to find a goal and see his vision come to life

The performance of Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson was anything but "Shallow"

After winning the award for Best Performance in Duet / Pop Group, Lady Gaga took the stage with Mark Ronson to perform "Shallow" from the movie "A Star is Born".

Lady Gaga has won three of her five Grammy nominations, including the best solo solo performance of "Joanne".

– Amalia Nunez

Drake says artists do not need rewards to measure their success

While accepting the best rap song award, Drake took a small dig at the ceremony saying that artists should not measure success at the height of the rewards they earned.

"I want to take advantage of this opportunity while I'm here to talk to all the children who watch and aspire to make music, all my peers who make music with their hearts, who do pure things and who say truth, i want you to know, we play in a sport based on opinion, not on facts.this is not the NBA where at the end of the year you hold a trophy because you've made the right decisions or won games. "

Over the years, critics and artists have criticized the Grammys to exclude black artists from its most important categories. Drake said voters may not understand where hip hop artists come from.

"It's a case where sometimes it's a group of people who do not understand what a Métis child from Canada has to say, a Spanish girl from New York or a brother from Houston," he said. pursued.

"The fact is that you have already won if you have people singing your songs word for word.If you are a hero in your hometown, there are people who have regular jobs coming out under the rain, in the snow, spending their hard earned money buying tickets to come to your shows, you do not need that here, "he said of his Grammy Award. "I promise you have already won."


Drake accepts the award for best rap song on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

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Cardi B brings flare to the Grammy stage

In his first solo Grammy performance, Cardi B brought a Josephine Baker-style performance to his latest single "Money," featuring dancers and an introduction to the grand piano. She received a standing ovation from her peers at the end of her performance.

Cardi B has been nominated in five categories, including the album of the year for his first album "Invasion of Privacy".

– Amalia Nunez

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Cardi B occurs on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

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Dolly Parton performs with Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus

Dolly Parton performs with Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. Parton has been named MusiCares' year – round personality in 2019 by the Grammys, in honor of his charity work.

She recently spoke to CBS Sunday Morning about her writing and put an end to her retirement plan.

"It's my therapy, my little guitar is my friend," Parton said. "And when I'm in this area – I call it my" area of ​​God "- I love this moment."

Read the rest of Dolly Parton interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" here.

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Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus on stage on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

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"This is America" ​​wins the best song

Childish Gambino has not attended the show tonight but he has just won his third prize for "It's America"Until now, he has won the best song, the best music video and the best rap / sung collaboration.

The song was controversial last year after listeners accused him of plagiarizing a song by New York rapper Jase Harley. Harley's "This is America" ​​and "American Pharaoh" have a similar sound and share similar themes in the lyrics. The Glover team has denied the charges.

Post Malone plays "Rockstar" without 21 Savage

Post Malone performed his hit "Rockstar" without 21 Savage, which was detained by ICE agents last week. ICE said that the rapper of British origin had illegally entered the country in 2005 and remained in the United States after the expiration of his non-immigrant visa the following year.

Post Malone was wearing a t-shirt bearing the inscription "21 Savage" during the show. The Red Hot Chili Peppers accompanied him on stage to perform "Rockstar", nominated in two categories: the year 's record and the best rap / sung performance.

Michelle Obama makes a surprise appearance

In her opening, Alicia Keys released Michelle obamaLady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith. The stars recounted how the music had led them to success and the former first lady was unable to speak without the crowd bursting.

"From the Motown albums I've worn on the South Side (from Chicago) to the songs" Who Leads the World "who have me nurtured over the last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, "said Obama on stage.

"I know it's true for everyone here, whether we love country, rap or rock, music helps us share our dignity and our sorrows, our hopes and our joys. to hear us, to invite us to each other .. Musical shows This means that every story counts in every voice, every note in every song. "

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(From left to right) Lady Gaga, Pinkett Smith Jada, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez perform live on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.


Camila Cabello gives the blow of sending

Camila Cabello opened tonight's show with an energetic performance of her hit song "Havana". Rapper Young Thug and singers Ricky Martin and J Balvin joined her.

Chris Cornell wins posthumously

The end Chris Cornell won the best rock performance award for "When Bad Does Good". His daughter Toni and his son Christopher accepted the award Sunday for their father. Cornell, 52 years old, died in May 2017.

"It's a rock icon, the godfather of grunge and the creator of a movement whose contribution to the history of music has had a lasting impact across genres and generations," Christopher told the audience, AND reports. "Although it has touched the hearts of millions of people, the most important thing for which it is known is for us to be the greatest father and our hero."

Ariana Grande wins her first Grammy

Ariana Grande skipped this year's ceremony but won her first Grammy Award in her career. The 25-year-old singer won the Best Pop Song Award for her "Sweetener" album. She tweeted her thanks on Sunday night.

I know I'm not here tonight (trust, I tried and still really wished it worked) and I know that I said that I'm trying not to put too much of weight in these things … but damn ….. .. 🥺 it's wild and beautiful. Thank you so much.

– Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 10, 2019

but above all thank you for being my main source of joy and inspiration always

– Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 10, 2019

Lead the field

Kendrick Lamar has the most nominations of the evening with eight. He is known for his work on Marvel's "Black Panther" soundtrack, including his single "All the Stars" with SZA.

Drake has won seven awards for his latest album "Scorpion". His single "God Plan" is nominated for the song of the year (for songwriters) and the record of the year (for artists, engineers, mixers).