Grammy Awards 2019: Complete Winners List – TheWrap

The Grammy Awards spread the love on Sunday, with country star Kacey Musgraves and rapper Childish Gambino emerging as the biggest winners with four trophies each.

Gambino’s hit single “This Is America” took home Record and Song of the Year — the first rap song to ever win that songwriting honor at the Grammys — as well as rap/sung performance and music video. But Donald Glover, who performs music under the Gambino handle, was not present to collect the honors.

Musgraves earned both Album of the Year and best country album for “Golden Hour,” along with recognition for country solo performance (“Butterflies”) and country song (“Space Cowboys”).

Pop star Lady Gaga won three Grammys, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” and two more for her hit duo “Shallow” with “A Star Is Born” co-star Bradley Cooper (Best Song Written for a Visual Medium and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance).

Roots performer Brandi Carlile also took home three awards, for Best Americana Album (“By the Way, I Forgive You”) and best American Roots performance and song for her soaring song “The Joke.”

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British singer Dua Lipa (“New Rules,” “One Kiss”) surprised in the competitive Best New Artist category, and former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was recognized posthumously for Best Rock Performance for “When Bad Does Good,” released after his 2017 death.

Ariana Grande, who last week canceled a planned appearance on the show, earned her career-first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Sweetener.”

Alicia Keys hosted this year’s ceremony, which took place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

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Here are the winners in all the categories:


“Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B

“By the Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile

“Scorpion,” Drake

“H.E.R.,” H.E.R.

“Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Post Malone

“Dirty Computer,” Janelle Monáe

“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves **WINNER

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By,” Various Artists


“All The Stars,” Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

“Boo’d Up,” Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

“In My Blood,” Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

“The Middle,” Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

“This Is America,” Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino) **WINNER


“I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino **WINNER

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA

“Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

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Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa **WINNER

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fall in Line,” Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Backstreet Boys

“‘S Wonderful,” Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper **WINNER

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“Say Something,” Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey


“Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B **WINNER

“Swimming,” Mac Miller

“Victory Lap,” Nipsey Hussle

“Daytona,” Pusha T

“Astroworld,” Travis Scott


“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake) **WINNER

“King’s Dead,” Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

“Lucky You,” R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

“Sicko Mode,” Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

“Win,” K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

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“Unapologetically,” Kelsea Ballerini

“Port Saint Joe,” Brothers Osborne

“Girl Going Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde

“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves **WINNER

“From a Room: Volume 2,” Chris Stapleton


“Sex & Cigarettes,” Toni Braxton

“Good Thing,” Leon Bridges

“Honestly,” Lalah Hathaway

“H.E.R.,” H.E.R. **WINNER

“Gumbo Unplugged (Live),” PJ Morton

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Best Alternative Music Album

“Colors” — Beck

Best Americana Album

“By the Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

Best Comedy Album

“Equanimity & the Bird Revelation” — Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album

“The Band’s Visit” — Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer and lyricist

Best Instrumental Composition

“Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)” — Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Stars and Stripes Forever” — John Daversa

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“Spiderman Theme” — Mark Kibble, Randy Waldman and Justin Wilson, arrangers

Best Recording Package

“Masseduction” — Willo Perron, art director

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

“Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” — Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll and Al Yankovic, art directors

Best Album Notes

“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” — David Evans, album notes writer

Best Historical Album

“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” — William Ferris, April Ledbetter and Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“Colors” — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp and Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar and Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Best Remixed Recording

“Walking Away (Mura Masa remix)” — Alex Crossan, remixer

Best Immersive Audio Album

“Eye in the Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, P.J. Olsson and Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Steve Gadd Band” — Steve Gadd

Band Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Never Alone” — Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin and Victoria Kelly, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“You Say” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

“Hiding Place” — Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Look Up Child” — Lauren Daigle

Best Roots Gospel Album

“Unexpected” — Jason Crabb

Best World Music Album

“Freedom” — Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The Greatest Showman” — Hugh Jackman (and Various Artists); Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Greg Wells, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Black Panther” — Ludwig Göransson, composer

Best New Age Album

“Opium Moon” — Opium Moon

Best American Roots Performance

“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song

“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters

Best Bluegrass Album

“The Travelin’ Mccourys” — The Travelin’ Mccourys

Best Traditional Blues Album

“The Blues Is Alive and Well” — Buddy Guy

Best Contemporary Blues Album

“Please Don’t Be Dead” — Fantastic Negrito

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Best Folk Album

“All Ashore” — Punch Brothers

Best Children’s Album

“All The Sounds” — Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)

“Faith – A Journey For All” — Jimmy Carter

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“¡México Por Siempre!” — Luis Miguel

Best Tropical Latin Album

“Anniversary” — Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“No ‘Ane’i” — Kalani Pe’a

Best Music Video

“This Is America” — Childish Gambino

Best Music Film

“Quincy” — Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

Best Country Solo Performance

“Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Best Country Song

“Space Cowboy,” Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“My Way,” Willie Nelson

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

Best Engineered Album, Classical

“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance

“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Andris Nelson, conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Best Opera Recording

“Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs” — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

Best Choral Performance

“McLoskey: Zealot Canticles” — Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” — Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi” — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles

Best Classical Compendium

“Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Woman Worldwide,” Justice

Best Dance Recording

“Electricity,” Silk City & Dua Lipa featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson

Best Reggae Album

“44/876” — Sting and Shaggy

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist. Track from: “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom”

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“The Window” — Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom” — John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album

“Back to the Sunset” — Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Best Traditional R&B Performance (tie)

“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges

“How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton featuring Yebba

Best R&B Performance

“Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best R&B Song

“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon Mcfarlane, songwriters

Best Urban Contemporary Album

“Everything Is Love,” The Carters

Best Rock Performance

“When Bad Does Good,” Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance

“Electric Messiah” — High on Fire

Best Rock Album

“From the Fires” — Greta Van Fleet

Best Rock Song

“Masseduction,” Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Rap Performance (tie)

“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake

“Bubblin” — Anderson Paak

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Pharrell Williams

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  • The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Debby Boone over Andy Gibb and Foreigner?)

  • bobby darin

    1960: Bobby Darin • Also nominated: Edd Byrnes; Johnny Restivo; Mark Murphy; Mavis Rivers

    A smart choice of future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind such hits as “Splish Splash” and “Mack the Knife.”

  • bob newhart

    1961: Bob Newhart • Also nominated: Joanie Sommers; Leontyne Price; Miriam Makeba; The Brothers Four

    The three-time Grammy-winning comedian went on to become a huge TV star.

  • peter nero

    1962: Peter Nero • Also nominated: Ann-Margret; Dick Gregory; The Lettermen; Timi Yuro

    The pianist and pops conductor had a long and distinguished career.

  • robert goulet

    1963: Robert Goulet • Also nominated: Allan Sherman; Peter, Paul and Mary; The Four Seasons; The New Christy Minstrels; Vaughn Meader

    How could Grammy voters pass over Frankie Valli’s The Four Seaons or the folk legends Peter, Paul and Mary?

  • swingle singers

    1964: The Swingle Singers • Also nominated: John Gary; Trini Lopez; The J’s with Jamie; Vikki Carr

    The classical chorus wins over singer-guitarist Trini Lopez? Um, OK.

  • beatles

    1965: The Beatles • Also nominated: The Beatles
    Antonio Carlos Jobim; Astrud Gilberto; Morgana King; Petula Clark

    Yeah, we’ve heard of these guys.

  • Tom Jones

    1966: Tom Jones
    Also nominated: Glenn Yarbrough; Herman’s Hermits; Horst Jankowski; Marilyn Maye; Sonny & Cher; The Byrds

    The Welsh singer seemed old-fashioned even at the time — especially compared to the Byrds.

  • bobbie gentry

    1968: Bobbie Gentry • Also nominated: Harpers Bizarre; Jefferson Airplane; Lana Cantrell; The 5th Dimension

    (No award given in 1967.) The country star was one of the genre’s first to write her own material.

  • jose feliciano

    1969: José Feliciano • Also nominated: Cream; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Jeannie C. Riley; O. C. Smith

    Feliz Navidad!

  • crosby still nash grammy

    1970: Crosby, Stills & Nash • Also nominated: Chicago; Led Zeppelin; Oliver; The Neon Philharmonic

  • the-carpenters

    1971: The Carpenters • Also nominated: Anne Murray; Elton John; Melba Moore; The Partridge Family

    Poor Elton. At least the Partridge Family didn’t win.

  • Carly Simon You're So Vain Warren Beatty

    1972: Carly Simon • Also nominated: Bill Withers; Chase; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

  • america band

    1973: America • Also nominated: Eagles; Harry Chapin; John Prine; Loggins and Messina

    The Eagles were robbed!

  • Bette Midler

    1974: Bette Midler • Also nominated: Barry White; Eumir Deodato; Marie Osmond; Maureen McGovern

    Bette over Barry White? Interesting…

  • marvin hamlisch egot

    1975: Marvin Hamlisch • Also nominated: Bad Company; David Essex; Graham Central Station; Johnny Bristol; Phoebe Snow

    Another old-fashioned choice.

  • natalie cole grammys

    1976: Natalie Cole • Also nominated: Amazing Rhythm Aces; Brecker Brothers; KC and the Sunshine Band; Morris Albert


  • starland vocal band grammy

    1977: Starland Vocal Band • Also nominated: Boston; Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band; The Brothers Johnson; Wild Cherry


  • debby boone

    1978: Debby Boone • Also nominated: Andy Gibb; Foreigner; Shaun Cassidy; Stephen Bishop

    Another boring, safe choice that snubs legends like Gibb and Foreigner. Doesn’t feel like the first time the Grammys have gone the wrong way.

  • 1979: A Taste of Honey • Also nominated: Chris Rea; Elvis Costello; The Cars; Toto

    Really?! You pass over Elvis Costello and The Cars for the “Boogie Oogie Oogie” duo?

  • rickie lee jones

    1980: Rickie Lee Jones • Also nominated: Dire Straits; Robin Williams; The Blues Brothers; The Knack

  • Christopher Cross

    1981: Christopher Cross • Also nominated: Amy Holland; Irene Cara; Robbie Dupree; The Pretenders

    The “Sailing” guy bests the Pretenders? Take me away.

  • sheena easton prince

    1982: Sheena Easton • Also nominated: Adam and the Ants; James Ingram; Luther Vandross; The Go-Go’s

    Love Sheena, but Luther and the G0-Gos made a bigger impact.

  • men at work grammy

    1983: Men at Work • Also nominated: Asia; Jennifer Holliday; Stray Cats; The Human League

  • boy george

    1984: Culture Club • Also nominated: Big Country; Eurythmics; Men Without Hats; Musical Youth

    Boy George vs. Annie Lennox.

  • cyndi lauper

    1985: Cyndi Lauper • Also nominated: Corey Hart; Frankie Goes to Hollywood; Sheila E.; The Judds

    The Grammys got this one right.

  • sade singer grammy

    1986: Sade • Also nominated: A-ha; Freddie Jackson; Katrina and the Waves; Julian Lennon

  • bruce hornsby grammy

    1987: Bruce Hornsby and the Range • Also nominated: Glass Tiger; Nu Shooz; Simply Red; Timbuk3

  • jody watley grammy best new artist

    1988: Jody Watley • Also nominated: Breakfast Club; Cutting Crew; Terence Trent D’Arby; Swing Out Sister

  • tracy chapman

    1989: Tracy Chapman • Also nominated: Rick Astley; Take 6; Toni Childs; Vanessa L. Williams

    At least the Grammys didn’t Rick-roll Tracy Chapman.

  • 1990: [Milli Vanilli] • Also nomianted: Indigo Girls; Neneh Cherry; Soul II Soul; Tone Lōc

    Granted, the Grammys rescinded the award after the pop duo Milli Vanilli were exposed as lip-syncers of other vocalists. But the fact that they beat great artists like Indigo Girls and Tone Lōc in the first place is embarrassing.

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    1991: Mariah Carey • Also nominated: Lisa Stansfield; The Black Crowes; The Kentucky Headhunters; Wilson Phillips

    One year after the Milli Vanilli debacle, Grammy voters got it right.

  • marc cohn grammy

    1992: Marc Cohn • Also nominated: Boyz II Men; C+C Music Factory; Color Me Badd; Seal

    Another vanilla choice in a year in which Boys II Men and Seal were both contenders.

  • arrested development band grammy

    1993: Arrested Development • Also nominated: Billy Ray Cyrus; Jon Secada; Kris Kross; Sophie B. Hawkins

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  • "Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart" Lex Scott Davis

    1994: Toni Braxton • Also nominated: Belly; Blind Melon; Digable Planets; SWV

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  • sheryl crow

    1995: Sheryl Crow • Also nominated: Ace of Base; Counting Crows; Crash Test Dummies; Green Day

    Green Day gets no love.

  • hootie and blowfish darius rucker grammy

    1996: Hootie & the Blowfish • Also nominated: Alanis Morissette; Brandy; Joan Osborne; Shania Twain

    Guess Darius Rucker’s band name didn’t effectively warn Grammy voters that it would not withstand the test of time.

  • leann rimes grammy

    1997: LeAnn Rimes • Also nominated: Garbage; Jewel; No Doubt; The Tony Rich Project

  • paula cole grammy

    1998: Paula Cole • Also nominated: Erykah Badu; Fiona Apple; Hanson; Puff Daddy

    I don’t wanna wait… for my career to be outshone.

  • Lauryn Hill releases new version of "Black Rage" dedicated to Ferguson protests

    1999: Lauryn Hill • Also nominated: Andrea Bocelli; Backstreet Boys; Dixie Chicks; Natalie Imbruglia

    What a really strong year for new artists.

  • 2000: Christina Aguilera • Also nominated: Britney Spears; Kid Rock; Macy Gray; Susan Tedeschi

    Xtina beat Britney!?

  • shelby lynne

    2001: Shelby Lynne • Also nominated: Brad Paisley; Jill Scott; Papa Roach; Sisqó

    Lynne wins on her sixth studio album — and beats future country superstar Brad Paisley?

  • alicia keys women's march

    2002: Alicia Keys • Also nominated: David Gray; India.Arie; Linkin Park; Nelly Furtado

  • norah jones grammy

    2003: Norah Jones • Also nominated: Ashanti; Avril Lavigne; John Mayer; Michelle Branch

    Whatever happened to Norah Jones?

  • Evanescence singer Amy Lee performs on stage during the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 11, 2012

    2004: Evanescence • Also nominated: 50 Cent; Fountains of Wayne; Heather Headley; Sean Paul

  • NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Maroon 5 performs onstage during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, hosted by Z100 New York and presented by Goldfish Puffs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

    2005: Maroon 5 • Also nominated: Gretchen; Wilson; Los Lonely Boys; Joss Stone; Kanye West

    It’s a wonder Yeezy didn’t storm the stage to demand a recount.

  • John Legend

    2006: John Legend • Also nominated: Ciara; Fall Out Boy; Keane; Sugarland

  • Carrie Underwood American Idol Finale

    2007: Carrie Underwood • Also nominated: Chris Brown; Corinne Bailey Rae; Imogen Heap; James Blunt

  • Amy Winehouse

    2008: Amy Winehouse • Also nominated: Feist; Ledisi; Paramore; Taylor Swift

    Sorry, TSwift. Hard to argue with this choice of a gone-too-soon legend.

  • Adele

    2009: Adele • Also nominated: Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Jazmine Sullivan, Lady Antebellum

  • Zac Brown Bleacher Ball on stage

    2010: Zac Brown Band • Also nominated: Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings

  • esperanza spalding grammy

    2011: Esperanza Spalding • Also nominated: Drake, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber, Mumford & Sons

    Another head-scratcher.

  • bon iver

    2012: Bon Iver • Also nominated: J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, The Band Perry

  • ate Ruess (L) and Jack Antonoff of Fun perform onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City

    2013: Fun • Also nominated: Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, Frank Ocean, The Lumineers

    Does anyone even remember Fun?

  • ryan-lewis-and-macklemore-accept-the-gettyimages

    2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • Also nominated: Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Kacey Musgraves, Kendrick Lamar

  • Sam Smith hated every minute of Oscars performance

    2015: Sam Smith • Also nominated: Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim, Iggy Azalea

  • Meghan Trainor

    2016: Meghan Trainor • Also nominated: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt

  • chance the rapper

    2017: Chance the Rapper • Also nominated: Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, Anderson Paak

  • Alessia Cara

    2018: Alessia Cara • Also nominated: Khalid; Lil Uzi Vert; Julia Michaels; SZA

  • dua lipa

    2019: Dua Lipa • Also nominated: Chloe x Halle; Luke Combs; Greta Van Fleet; H.E.R.; Margo Price; Bebe Rexha; Jorja Smith

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The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Fun over Frank Ocean and the Lumineers?)

The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Debby Boone over Andy Gibb and Foreigner?)

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