Grammys

The 2019 Grammys are here! And FYE decided to look back!

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Wow! The Grammy winners are in! What a fun year it was. We want to congratulate the winners of our FYE Guess the Grammys Twitter party. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed the 2019 Grammy Awards with us! Check out some of the winners below!  

The complete list of winners (source: The Verge):

  • Album of the Year – Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • Record of the Year – “This is America,” Childish Gambino
  • Best New ArtistDua Lipa 
  • Best Rap Album — Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B
  • Best R&B Album Winner — H.E.R., H.E.R.
  • Best Rap Song — “God’s Plan,” Drake
  • Best Country Album — Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • Song of the Year – “This is America,” Childish Gambino
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Producer Of The Year, Non-ClassicalPharrell Williams
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino
  • Best Rap Performance — King’s Dead, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake / Bubblin, Anderson .Paak
  • Best Rock Album — From The Fires, Greta Van Fleet
  • Best Rock Song — “Masseduction” St. Vincent
  • Best Metal Performance — Electric Messiah, High On Fire
  • Best Rock Performance — When Bad Does Good, Chris Cornell
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album — Everything Is Love, The Carters
  • Best R&B Song — “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance — 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 Latin Jazz Album — Back To The Sunset, Dafnis Prieto Big Band
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album — American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom, John Daversa Big Band Featuring Daca Artists
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album — Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album — The Window, Cécile Mclorin Salvant
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo — Don’t Fence Me In, John Daversa
  • Best Reggae Album — 44/876, Sting & Shaggy
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album — Woman Worldwide, Justice
  • Best Dance Recording — Electricity, Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
  • Best Contemporary Classical CompositionKernis: Violin Concerto, James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony
  • Best Classical CompendiumFuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush, Joann Falletta
  • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album — Songs Of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi, Karim Sulayman
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo — Kernis: Violin Concerto, James Ehnes
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance — Anderson, Laurie: Landfall, Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
  • Best Choral Performance — Mcloskey: Zealot Canticles, Donald Nally
  • Best Opera Recording — Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs, Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edward Parks & Jessica E. Jones
  • Best Orchestral PerformanceShostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11, Andris Nelsons
  • Producer Of The Year, Classical — Blanton Alspaugh
  • Best Engineered Album, ClassicalShostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11, Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Best Pop Vocal Album — Sweetener, Ariana Grande
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album — My Way, Willie Nelson
  • Best Pop Solo Performance — Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?), Lady Gaga
  • Best Country Song — “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance — Tequila, Dan + Shay
  • Best Country Solo Performance — “Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves
  • Best Music Film — Quincy, Quincy Jones
  • Best Music Video — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album — No ‘Ane’I, Kalani Pe’a
  • Best Tropical Latin Album — Anniversary, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) — ¡México Por Siempre!, Luis Miguel
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album — Aztlán, Zoé
  • Best Latin Pop Album — Sincera, Claudia Brant
  • Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) — Faith – A Journey For All, Jimmy Carter
  • Best Children’s Album — All The Sounds, Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
  • Best Folk Album — All Ashore, Punch Brothers
  • Best Contemporary Blues Album — Please Don’t Be Dead, Fantastic Negrito
  • Best Traditional Blues Album — The Blues Is Alive And Well, Buddy Guy
  • Best Bluegrass Album — The Travelin’ Mccourys, The Travelin’ Mccourys
  • Best Americana Album — By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile
  • Best American Roots Song — The Joke, Brandi Carlile
  • Best American Roots Performance — The Joke, Brandi Carlile
  • Best New Age Album — Opium Moon, Opium Moon
  • Best Song Written For Visual Media — “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media — Black Panther, Ludwig Göransson
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual MediaThe Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists)
  • Best World Music Album — Freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Best Roots Gospel Album — Unexpected, Jason Crabb
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Album — Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle
  • Best Gospel Album — Hiding Place, Tori Kelly
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song — “You Say,” Lauren Daigle
  • Best Gospel Performance/Song — “Never Alone,” Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin
  • Best Contemporary Instrumental Album — Steve Gadd Band, Steve Gadd Band
  • Best Immersive Audio Album — Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition, The Alan Parsons Project
  • Best Remixed Recording — “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix),” Haim
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-ClassicalColors, Beck
  • Best Historical Album — Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris
  • Best Album Notes — Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris
  • Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package — Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Weird Al Yankovic
  • Best Recording Package — Masseduction, St. Vincent
  • Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals — “Spiderman Theme,” Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter
  • Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella — “Stars And Stripes Forever,” John Daversa Big Band Featuring Daca Artists
  • Best Instrumental Composition — Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil), Terence Blanchard
  • Best Alternative Music Album — “Colors,” Beck
  • Best Musical Theater Album — The Band’s Visit, Original Broadway Cast
  • Best Comedy Album — Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, Dave Chappelle

2019 Album of the Year – Golden Hour (Kacey Musgraves)

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour - Album Cover

Again! With a short and sweet acceptance speech Kacey Musgraves accepted her award, thanked her team, then got a swift escort off the stage! Regardless of Grammy timing, we love her album! Check it out!

2019 Song of the YearThis is America (Childish Gambino)

Childish Gambino - Awaken my Love - Album Cover

So does the credit for this award go to Donald Glover or Childish Gambino? Who knows! What we do know is that we we love This is America!  P.S. Is it just us or did Post Malone look right at home next to the Red Hot Chili Peppers? We would love to see a collaboration in the future!

2019 Best New Artist Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa - Dlux

In one of the funniest presentations of the night Dua Lipa received the Grammy for 2019’s best new artist. While some of our older colleagues took offense to the “…great great grandmother” comment we definitely think Dua Lipa deserved the award!

2019 Record of the Year This is America (Childish Gambino)

Childish Gambino - Because the Internet - Album Cover

Two for two! Gosh that *get off the stage* music came really quickly. Childish Gambino wins record of the year with this wonderful record, we wish he could have been there to accept it.

The time is here! The 61st Grammy awards show is tomorrow night and here at FYE we are very excited. As a company that operates to bring these artists to the world, we get really excited around the Grammys. We got so excited in fact, that we decided to look back at the past Grammys and create a list of some of our favorite Grammy winners ever! These artists are in no particular order(we really just couldn’t decide who we liked the best). Don’t forget to join us for a special FYE Guess the Grammys Twitter Party (Sunday 2/10 @ 3pm) for a chance to win awesome prizes!  

Without further ado, here is our list of favorites!

Lady Gaga

No Grammys list would be complete without Lady Gaga, as one of the most recognizable and influential artists in the show business right now – we at FYE are very excited to see what she has in store for us tomorrow night. Who knows, maybe she’ll break out the meat suit one last time. This year her hit song “Shallow” from the film “A Star is Born” is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo and Best Song Written for Visual Media. Her song “Joanne” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. We would love to see her win and hope to see her perform at the Grammys next year for the sixth year in a row!

U2

U2 - All that You Can't Leave Behind - Album Cover

With 22 Grammys Bono and company are one of the most successful rock groups to ever be nominated. They took home their first 2 Grammys in 1988 for Album of the Year “The Joshua Tree” and best rock performance by a group with vocals, “The Joshua Tree”

Beyonce

Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce - Album Cover

Beyonce is the second winningest female in Grammys history, with 22 Grammys to her name she is only trailing Alison Krauss who has 27. Here at FYE, we definitely think Beyonce has another 6 in her to take the top spot.  She last won in 2017 for her Best Contemporary Album “Lemonade” and Best Music Video “Formation”

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Whitney - Album Cover

Whitney Houston will forever be cemented in Grammy Greatness, her 1993 Record of the Year “I Will Always Love You” might just be the greatest performance at the Grammys ever. She may not have as many awards as Beyonce but  we definitely think she deserves a shout out!

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Chapter & Verse - Album Cover

With 20 Grammy wins, 50 nominations and possibly the best live performances ever, we had to include Bruce Springsteen in our list of best Grammy award winners ever. His most recent win was in 2009 for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance “Working on a Dream”.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder - At The Close Of A Century - Album Cover

Stevie Wonder is remarkable for a number of reasons, for example, he is the only artist in history that has won five or more awards 3 separate times! Oh, and did we mention that he was first nominated in 1966!

Well, thats a wrap, we hope everyone is as excited about this years awards and performances as we are. Be sure to let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!