Music’s biggest night is here as the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards takes over the City of Angels. Before the main event kicked off inside the Staples Center, hosted by Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs honored many of today’s artists during the pre-show ceremony. Hosted by Shaggy, the key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the pre-show celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Childish Gambino lead the pack winning two awards for ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for “This is America.” The Carters, aka Beyoncé and JAY-Z, won ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ for their EVERYTHING IS LOVE LP, while H.E.R. kicked off a busy night winning ‘Best R&B Performance’ for her “Best Part” collaboration with Daniel Caesar. Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” won for ‘Best R&B Song’ and Jay Rock landed his first GRAMMY win for “King’s Dead,” which tied with Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin” for ‘Best Rap Performance.’

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Best Music Video:

• The Carters – “APES***”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” (WINNER)
• Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist”
• Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
• Tierra Whack – “Mumbo Jumbo”

Best R&B Performance:

• Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”
• The Carters – “Summer”
• Lalah Hathaway – “Y O Y”
H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” (WINNER)
• PJ Morton – “First Began”

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Leon Bridges – “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” (WINNER)
• Bettye LaVette – “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight”
• MAJOR. – “Honest”
PJ Morton Featuring Yebba – “How Deep Is Your Love” (WINNER)
• Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway – “Made For Love”

Best R&B Song:

“Boo’d Up” – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)(WINNER)
• “Come Through And Chill” – Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
• “Feels Like Summer” – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
• “Focus” – Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
• “Long As I Live” – Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

The Carters – Everything Is Love (WINNER)
• Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright
• Chris Dave And The Drumhedz – Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
• Miguel – War & Leisure
• Meshell Ndegeocello – VENTRILOQUISM

Best R&B Album:

• Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
• Leon Bridges – Good Thing
• Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
• H.E.R. – H.E.R.
• PJ Morton – Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best Rap Performance:

• Cardi B – “Be Careful”
• Drake – “Nice For What”
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead” (WINNER)
Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin” (WINNER)
• Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “SICKO MODE”

Best Rap Song:

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

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

• Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink – “Like I Do”
• 6LACK Featuring J. Cole _ “Pretty Little Fears”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” (WINNER)
• Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”
• Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Best Rap Album:

• Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
• Mac Miller – SWIMMING
• Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
• Pusha T – DAYTONA
• Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical):

• Boi-1da
• Larry Klien
• Linda Perry
• Kanye West
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)

Previously: 2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B Lead the Pack

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