THE BIGGEST MOMENTS AT THE 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS


The 10th of February was the biggest night in the international music scene. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, and what an amazing night it was!


This year’s Grammys was all about women empowerment. The show opened with a surprise appearance from Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and most unexpectedly - former first lady Michelle Obama. Each of these legendary women spoke about the importance of music and gave a strong message of unity and how music allows us to hear one another and share ourselves.


"Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves – our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another." – Michelle Obama





Our very own Soweto Gospel Choir won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album for their collection of songs titled ‘Freedom’. This album was recorded in June 2018 as a tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. It features a selection of South African struggle songs, including the group’s version of Johnny Clegg’s heart-rending song, ‘Asimbonanga’. They are no strangers to international and African nominations and awards, and have now won the prestigious Grammy Award a total of 3 times.



Female rapper Cardi B received five nominations for her double-platinum album, ‘Invasion of Privacy’. She scooped up the award for Best Rap Album, making her the first female solo artist to ever win this award. In her speech, she gave special thanks to her baby daughter, Kulture, explaining that her pregnancy forced her to get her album and videos done before her stomach started showing.



Alicia Keys was one of the most memorable people to ever host the Grammy Awards. The 15-time Grammy award winner hypnotised the audience with a performance in which she was flanked by two pianos, playing and singing major hits such as Roberta Flack’s 'Killing Me Softly'.



Music icon Diana Ross, celebrated her 75th birthday with an emotional tribute to herself. Introduced to the stage by her 9-year-old grandson Riaf-Henok, Diana brought down the house and had the entire audience singing and moving to the old-time classic 'Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)'. Although Diana Ross has never received a Grammy, she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.



Drake made a surprise appearance at this year’s Grammys. The rapper won the ‘Best Rap Song’ award for his single ‘God’s Plan’. In his speech Drake emphasised to other musicians not to worry about winning, he said, 


“The point is you've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word-for-word, if you're a hero in your hometown." 


What was your favourite moment of the 2019 Grammy Awards, Jet Club Family?




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