Cardi B, Childish Gambino, and More Keep Hip-Hop and R&B Alive at GRAMMYs

Hip-hop and R&B stars ruled the evening at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

February 11, 2019

By their own admission, the Recording Academy has struggled to get in lockstep with nation's most listened-to genres of music - hip-hop and R&B.

Related: Complete List of 2019 GRAMMY Winners

However, at this year's 2019 GRAMMY Awards, it was hip-hop and R&B that led the way. As many predicted, Cardi B took home the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album with her debut Invasion of Privacy, and Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, took home both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his "This is America." 

Gambino's thought-provoking record also beat out Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake, as well as Brandi CarlileLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey's "The Middle."

Cardi lost Album of the Year to Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves, but did beat out an impressive list of hip-hop stars for Rap Album of the Year, including the late Mac Miller and Super Bowl halftime performer Travis Scott

On the smoother side of the evening, H.E.R. picked up two GRAMMYs last night, one for Best R&B Album and the other for Best R&B Performance. H.E.R. and rising R&B duo Chloe X Halle were nominated for Best New Artist, but all lost to Dua Lipa.     

Check out our complete list of winners from the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards here.