Who Won At the Grammy Awards Last Year? All the 2019 Winners Ahead of the 2020 Grammys

The Grammy Awards 2020 will air this weekend, but who won at the Grammy Awards last year? Find out below who won major awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.

The Grammy Awards 2020 will be aired live on CBS on January 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET. Alicia Keys will host and Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Camila Cabello and H.E.R. will perform.

Additionally, John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG and Kirk Franklin will perform a tribute to the late Grammy-nominated Nipsey Hussle.

Record of the Year 2019

"This Is America" by Childish Gambino won Record of the Year, beating the following nominees:

  • "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile
  • "God's Plan" by Drake
  • "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
  • "Rockstar" by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
  • "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey

Post Malone has been nominated again for Record of the Year, for "Sunflower" with Swae Lee.

Album of the Year 2019

Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year, beating out the following nominees:

  • Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  • By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
  • Scorpion by Drake
  • H.E.R. by H.E.R.
  • Beerbongs and Bentleys by Post Malone
  • Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  • Black Panther: The Album

H.E.R. has also been nominated for Album of the Year 2020, for the I Used to Know Her album.

Song of the Year 2019

"This Is America" by Childish Gambino won Song of the Year, which is an award for songwriters, beating the following nominees:

  • "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile
  • "God's Plan" by Drake
  • "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
  • "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
  • "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai
  • "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes

Lady Gaga has been nominated for song of the year again, for "Always Remember Us This Way," which, like "Shallow," is from the A Star is Born movie.

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Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California Jerod Harris/Getty

Best New Artist 2019

Dua Lipa won Best New Artist in 2019, and was nominated alongside the following artists:

  • Chloe X Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith

The nominees for Best New Artist this year are Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalia, Tank and the Bangas, Yola and Maggie Rogers.

Best Pop Solo Performance 2019

Lady Gaga won Best Pop Solo Performance in 2019 for her performance of "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)", and the following performances were nominated:

  • "Colors" by Beck
  • "Havana (Live)" by Camila Cabello
  • "God Is A Woman" by Ariana Grande
  • "Better Now" by Post Malone

Ariana Grande has been nominated again this year, for her performance of "7 Rings."

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 2019

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's performance of "The Shallow" won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, against the following performances:

  • "Fall In Line" by Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato
  • "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Backstreet Boys
  • "'S Wonderful" by Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
  • "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  • "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton
  • "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 2019

Willie Nelson won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for My Way, which was nominated alongside:

  • Love Is Here To Stay by Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
  • Nat "King" Cole & Me by Gregory Porter
  • Standards (Deluxe) by Seal
  • The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic! By Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has been nominated again this year for her album Walls.

Best Pop Vocal Album 2019

Ariana Grande's Sweetener album won Best Pop Vocal Album 2019, beating the following nominees:

  • Camila by Camila Cabello
  • Meaning Of Life by Kelly Clarkson
  • Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes
  • Beautiful Trauma by Pink
  • Reputation by Taylor Swift

Ariana Grande has been nominated again for Thank U, Next, and Taylor Swift has been nominated again for Lover.

Best Dance Recording 2019

"Electricity" by Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson won Best Dance Recording in 2019, beating the following tracks:

  • "Northern Soul" by Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford
  • "Ultimatum" by Disclosure featuring Fatoumata Diawara
  • "Losing It" by Fisher
  • "Ghost Voices" by Virtual Self
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Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty

Best Dance/Electronic Album 2019

Justice won Best Dance/Electronic Album 2019 for Woman Worldwide, which was nominated alongside:

  • Singularity by Jon Hopkins
  • Treehouse by Sofi Tukker
  • Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-insides by Sophie
  • Lune Rouge by Tokimonsta

Best Rock Performance 2019

Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance 2019 for his performance of "When Bad Does Good", beating the following performances:

  • "Four Out Of Five" by Arctic Monkeys
  • "Made An America" by The Fever 333
  • "Highway Tune" by Greta Van Fleet
  • "Uncomfortable" by Halestorm

Best Metal Performance 2019

High On Fire won Best Metal Performance for their performance of "Electric Messiah", beating the following performances:

  • "Condemned To The Gallows" by Between The Buried And Me
  • "Honeycomb" by Deafheaven
  • "Betrayer" by Trivium
  • "On My Teeth" by Underoath

Best Rock Song 2019

"Masseduction" by St. Vincent, written by Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark won the Best Rock Song 2019 award which is a songwriter's award. The other rock songs nominated were:

  • "Black Smoke Rising" by Greta Van Fleet
  • "Jumpsuit" by Twenty One Pilots
  • "Mantra" By Bring Me The Horizon
  • "Rats" by Ghost

Best Rock Album 2019

Greta Van Fleet's From the Fires album won Best Rock Album 2019, beating out the following:

  • Rainier Fog by Alice In Chains
  • M A N I A by Fall Out Boy
  • Prequelle by Ghost
  • Pacific Daydream by Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album 2019

Beck's Colors album won Best Alternative Music Album 2019, and was nominated alongside:

  • Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  • Utopia by Björk
  • American Utopia by David Byrne
  • Masseduction by St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance 2019

The Best R&B Performance was awarded to "Best Part" by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar, and was nominated alongside the following performances:

  • "Long As I Live" by Toni Braxton
  • "Summer" by The Carters
  • "Y O Y" by Lalah Hathaway
  • "First Began" by Pj Morton

H.E.R. is nominated for the same award this year, for her performance of "Could've Been" featuring Bryson Tiller.

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H.E.R. accepts the Best R&B Album award for 'H.E.R.' onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty

Best Traditional R&B Performance 2019

The Best Traditional R&B Performance award was tied between Leon Bridges for "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" and PJ Morton for "How Deep Is Your Love" featuring Yebba. Fellow nominees were:

  • "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight" by Bettye Lavette
  • "Honest" by Major.
  • "Made For Love" by Charlie Wilson featuring Lalah Hathaway

PJ Morton is nominated again this year for his performance of "Built for Love" featuring Jazmine Sullivan.

Best R&B Song 2019

"Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai won the Best R&B award which is a songwriting award, and was nominated alongside:

  • "Come Through And Chill" by Miguel featuring J. Cole and Salaam Remi
  • "Feels Like Summer" by Childish Gambino
  • "Focus" by H.E.R.
  • "Long As I Live" by Toni Braxton

H.E.R. has been nominated again for her song "Could've Been."

Best Urban Contemporary Album 2019

Everything Is Love by The Carters won Best Urban Contemporary Album, and was nominated with:

  • The Kids Are Alright by Chloe X Halle
  • Chris Dave And The Drumhedz by Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
  • War & Leisure by Miguel
  • Ventriloquism by Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album 2019

H.E.R. won the award for Best R&B Album for her self-titled album, H.E.R. Other albums nominated were:

  • Sex & Cigarettes by Toni Braxton
  • Good Thing by Leon Bridges
  • Honestly by Lalah Hathaway
  • Gumbo Unplugged (Live) by PJ Morton

PJ Morton has been nominated again for Best R&B album, for his album, Paul.

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US rapper Cardi B performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Robyn Beck/Getty

Best Rap Performance 2019

There was a tie for Best Rap Performance in 2019, so Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake were awarded for "King's Dead," and Anderson .paak was awarded for" Bubblin". The performances were nominated alongside the following:

  • "Be Careful" by Cardi B
  • "Nice For What" by Drake
  • "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) and Swae Lee

Cardi B has been nominated again for "Clout," a song by Offset on which she features.

Best Rap/Sung Performance 2019

"This is America" by Childish Gambino won Best Rap/Sung Performance, and was nominated alongside:

  • "Like I Do" by Christina Aguilera featuring Goldlink
  • "Pretty Little Fears" by 6lack featuring J. Cole
  • "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
  • "Rockstar" by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song 2019

Best Rap Song is a songwriter's award, and was won last year by Drake's "God's Plan." Also nominated were:

  • "King's Dead" by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake
  • "Lucky You" by Eminem featuring Joyner Lucas
  • "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) and Swae Lee
  • "Win" by Jay Rock

Drake has been nominated this year for "Gold Roses" by Rick Ross and featuring Drake.

Best Rap Album 2019

Cardi B won Best Rap Album for her album Invasion of Privacy, which was nominated with the following albums:

  • Swimming by Mac Miller
  • Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle
  • Daytona by Pusha T
  • Astroworld by Travis Scott
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