Kacey Musgraves Wins Album of the Year Grammy Award

February 10, 2019 - 9:08 pm

(AP) - Kacey Musgraves is the winner of the album of the year Grammy Award, the night's top honor.

Musgraves won for "Golden Hour," which won earlier in the night for best country album.

She once again thanked her husband, who she has credited for helping make the album a possibility. She also thanked the other artists nominated, saying "winning this doesn't make my album any better than anyone else's."

She also thanked her little sister for shooting and designing all her album covers. 

The Grammys were a major showcase for Musgraves, who in addition to two wins on the telecast also performed twice during the prime-time ceremony, including during a tribute to Dolly Parton.


8:30 p.m.

Childish Gambino's "This Is America" has won the Grammy Award for record of the year.

Gambino is the alter ego of singer-actor Donald Glover, who did not attend Sunday's ceremony.


8:15 p.m.

Dua Lipa is the winner of the best new artist Grammy Award.

The British singer won moments after performing a sultry duet with St. Vincent.

The category featured six female acts, part of the wave of women recognized at this year's Grammys a year after they were largely denied even nominations in the major categories.

As the Grammys ceremony stretched toward nearly 3 ½ hours with some top awards to go, producers cut off Lipa's acceptance speech and went to commercial.


8:05 p.m.

Cardi B has made history as the first woman to win the Grammy Award for best rap album.

The rapper won for her album "Invasion of Privacy." She delivered much of her acceptance speech holding on to her husband Offset.

She was clearly overwhelmed at the win, pausing early in her speech to say, "the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed." 

She spoke about her album not being finished when she found out she was pregnant and filming a music video before she started showing.

She also thanked several of her collaborators, including J Balvin and Bad Bunny.


7:45 p.m.

H.E.R. is the winner of the best R&B album for her self-titled album.

The artist opened her remarks by saying that the compilation release is "not even an album, it's an EP."

She appeared overcome by the moment, saying she felt uncomfortable standing on the stage alone before inviting up some of her collaborators.

H.E.R. co-wrote and co-produced each song on her Grammy-winning release, and also plays guitar and piano. She also performed her song "Hard Place" earlier in the show.

H.E.R. is also up for best new artist later during Sunday's show, and the night's top award, album of the year.