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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. Nominations were announced on December 7, 2018. Dolly Parton was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two days prior to the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2019. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations category with eight. Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves tied for the most wins of the night with four each.
|61st Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)|
8:00–11:45 p.m. EST
February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
2:00–5:45 a.m. CET
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Alicia Keys|
|Most awards||Childish Gambino & Kacey Musgraves (4 each)|
|Most nominations||Kendrick Lamar (8)|
|"In My Blood"|
|Janelle Monáe||"Make Me Feel"|
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Little Big Town
|Tribute to Dolly Parton|
"Here You Come Again"
"After the Gold Rush"
"9 to 5"
|Alicia Keys||"Maple Leaf Rag"|
"Killing Me Softly with His Song"
"In My Feelings"
"Doo Wop (That Thing)"
"Empire State of Mind"
|Dan + Shay||"Tequila"|
|Diana Ross||"The Best Years of My Life"|
"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
|"Stop Trying to Be God"|
|Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration|
"Dancing in the Street"
"Please Mr. Postman"
"Money (That's What I Want)"
"Do You Love Me"
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
|Brandi Carlile||"The Joke"|
|Chloe x Halle||Tribute to Donny Hathaway|
"Where is the Love"
|Tribute to Aretha Franklin|
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Winners are highlighted in Bold
|Title||Artist||Record Label||Year of Release||Genre||Format|
|Bernstein: Mass - A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers||Leonard Bernstein||Columbia Masterworks||1971||Musical theatre||Album|
|"Coat of Many Colors||Dolly Parton||RCA Victor||1971||Country||Single|
|Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book||Ella Fitzgerald||Verve||1959||Soul||Album|
|Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim||Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim||Reprise Records||1967||Swing||Album|
|Full Moon Fever||Tom Petty||MCA||1989||Rock Music||Album|
|"Harper Valley P.T.A."||Jeannie C. Riley||Plantation||1968||Soul||Single|
|"I'm Walkin'"||Fats Domino||Imperial Records||1957||Single|
|Jackson Browne||Jackson Browne||Asylum||1972||Album|
|Jaco Pastorius||Jaco Pastorius||Epic||1976||Album|
|"Ko Ko"||Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys||Savoy||1945||Single|
|"La Bamba"||El Jarocho||Victor||1939||Single|
|"Move On Up"||Curtis Mayfield||Curtom Records||1972||Single|
|"Pata Pata"||Miriam Makeba||Reprise||1967||Single|
|"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"||Brenda Lee||Decca||1958||Christmas||Single|
|'Round About Midnight||Miles Davis||Columbia||1957||Album|
|"Rumble"||Link Wray & His Ray Men||Cadence||1958||Single|
|"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"||The Platters||Mercury||1958||Single|
|"St. Louis Bell"||W.C. Handy||Columbia||1914||Single|
|"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"||Edward Meeker with the Edison Orchestra||Edison||1908||Single|
|"Tenor Madness"||Sonny Rollins Quartet featuring John Coltrane||Prestige||1956||Single|
|"To Be Young, Gifted and Black"||Nina Simone||RCA Victor||1969||Single|
|"Walk This Way"||Aerosmith||Columbia||1975||Rock||Single|
|"Wild Thing"||The Troggs||Fontana/Atco||1966||Single|
The following received multiple nominations:
The following received multiple awards:
On February 4, 2019, it was reported that American singer Ariana Grande would not be performing at or attending the Grammys, due to a dispute with producer Ken Ehrlich. On February 7, 2019, Grande made a public statement on the matter, she alleged that Ehrlich stifled her creativity and tried to stipulate what song she could perform. She then later went on and alleged that Ehrlich "lied" and she could "pull together a performance over night."
On February 11, 2019, Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj backed up Grande and alleged Ehrilch "bullied" her. Minaj later said in a statement on Twitter: "I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio they deserve the truth."