Sunday’s 61st annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys and broadcast live on CBS, had their share of surprises, and when the dust settled, Kacey Musgraves claimed the big prize, Album of the Year, for her “Golden Hour.”
Childish Gambino, meanwhile, took home two of the night’s top awards, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, both for “This Is America.” Dua Lipa was crowned Best New Artist.
The broadcast, which had more of a female-friendly focus this year following a bit of a PR disaster in that area last year, inched up in viewership from the 2018 ceremony, based on early figures cited by The Hollywood Reporter.
“The awards drew a 12.8 rating/22 share in metered-market households, a 1 percent improvement on the early ratings for 2018’s ceremony,” THR reports. “Last year’s Grammys ended up with 19.8 million viewers, the smallest total audience since 2009, and a 5.9 rating among adults 18-49, an all-time low for the awards.”
Sunday’s ceremony featured performances by Cardi B, Musgraves, Travis Scott, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga and host Keys.
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