Fresh Laundry: GRAMMY's 2019 Recap

Music’s biggest award show was on last night and it went off well… kind of without a hitch. 

Alicia Keys was the host of the evening and I think she did a good job! She didn’t try to be a comedian or was too over the top, she was herself and I appreciated that. During the show, she actually played two different grand pianos at the same time! (Just to remind the audience how talented she is)


Not only was the hosting good, but the performances were very well done! Camila Cabello opened up the night with Havana, Shawn Mendes and Miley Cryus performed together, Post Malone and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers killed it (who knew Post Malone could sing like that?), Cardi B twerked and of course, there were tributes to Dolly Parton, Diana Ross and Motown music.

Childish Gambino made history as the first rapper to ever win “Record of the Year” and also he won “Song of the Year” for This is America.


I think the most awkward part of the show was when Drake LITERALLY got cut off right in the middle of his speech. Drake won “Best Rap Song” for God’s Plan and was explaining to the audience that if people are going out and spending their hard earned money to see you in concerts and they are singing your songs, that you don’t need a GRAMMY because you’ve already won. As soon as he paused, the GRAMMY’S cut to commercial.


The GRAMMY’s apparently offered to make time for Drake to finish his speech, but he said that he was happy with what he said.

Overall, I think the GRAMMY’s were good this year. It isn’t my favourite award show (that title is reserved for the Oscars), but I think with the controversy with Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé not showing up and the cutting of Drake’s speech, the show did a great job.

What did you think? Let us know in the comments! If you want to see who else won a GRAMMY last night, check out the list below:

Album of the Year – Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour

Record of the Year – Childish Gambino — This Is America

Song of the Year – Childish Gambino — This Is America

Best New Artist – Dua Lipa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — Shallow

Best Pop Vocal Album – Ariana Grande — Sweetener

Best Rap Album – Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

Best Rap Song – God’s Plan — Drake

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