Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys

She's the first woman to win best rap album
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2019 11:01 PM CST
Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys
Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset looks on at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

A visibly nervous Cardi B won her first Grammy, making history as the first woman to win best rap album, the AP reports. She took the stage Sunday night at the Staples Center with husband Offset, holding his hand. Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy beat out albums by the late Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, and Travis Scott. She is just the fifth woman ever nominated in the category that was created in 1995. Lauryn Hill was part of the Fugees when the group won in 1997 for The Score. Holding the trophy in her white-gloved hands, Cardi B thanked Offset, calling him "you husband," and their daughter, who was born seven months to the date. Cardi B twerked on a piano during her performance earlier in the show.

Kacey Musgraves won album of the year, the night's top honor, for Golden Hour, which won earlier in the night for best country album, the AP reports. The Grammys were a major showcase for Musgraves, who in addition to her wins on the telecast also performed twice during the prime-time ceremony, including during a tribute to Dolly Parton. Some of the night's other big winners, per the AP:

  • Record of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino
  • Song of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson
  • Best music video: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino
  • Best new artist: Dua Lipa
  • Best pop vocal album: Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  • Best R&B album: H.E.R. by H.E.R.
  • Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams
  • Best traditional pop vocal album: Willie Nelson's My Way
  • Best rock album: From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet
  • Best alternative music album: Colors, Beck
(There are many, many more where that came from; see the full list of winners here.)

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