11 February 2019, 16:58 GMT

Van Gwen Aviles

LGBTQ artists dominated the 61st Grammy awards of the Sunday night with victories and a number of memorable performances.

Pop icon Lady Gaga and country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile broke all records after being the first winners in their category.

Gaga, who identifies himself as bisexual, won three prizes on Sunday. Not only is she the first open LGBTQ artist to win the Grammy in the best Pop Solo Performance category for her song "Joanne (Where Do You Think You Goin & # 39 ;?"), "But she also won prizes for Best Song written for Visual Media and Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for Shallow & # 39 ;, the duet that she co-wrote and starred in & # 39; A Star is Born & # 39; she was twice nominated for Best Pop Solo performance.

Lady Gaga accepts the Grammy for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for & # 39; Shallow & # 39; on Sunday in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

Carlile, who identifies as a lesbian, also received three awards. On Sunday night she became the first open LGBTQ person to win in the Best Americana Album and Best American Roots performance categories for her album By the Way, I Forgive You & # 39; and number & # 39; The Joke & # 39 ;. She also won a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance.

Other prize winners included Queer Artist St. Vincent, who won in the categories Best Rock Song and Best Recording Package for her song and album – both with the title "Masseduction" – and the gay songwriters Benj Pasek and Shane McAnally, who were honored for their collaborations on "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack and Kacey Musgrave's "Golden Hour" respectively.

"This year's winners not only entertain the masses with their talents, but also use art to educate the masses and support queer youth everywhere," said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of the LHBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD. in a statement shared with Good King News. News. "The Recording Academy is busy recording different artists and Tonight's awards should be a signal to the entire music industry that both audiences and critics celebrate LGBTQ musicians."

Janelle Monáe sang a medley of her album "Dirty Computer" at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy

LGBTQ artists did not only boast Grammys last night, they also performed during the awards show. Janelle Monáe sang a medley from her album "Dirty Computer" – saving the song lyrics in her song "Make Me Feel" to make them more LGBTQ-inclusive – while Ricky Martin sang along with Camila Cabello during her "Havana" episode . Miley Cyrus joined Shawn Mendes as well as Dolly Parton during the show, and the Grammy winners of 2019 St. Vincent, Lady Gaga and Carlile made selections of their winning works.

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