Women Won Big At The 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B made rap history.

Heading into the 2019 Grammy Awards there was already a lot of girl power — from Alicia Keys serving as host to all the female nominees represented and female performers lined up — but ladies ended up dominating the night even more than we could have imagined.

Taking home the night's top prize — the coveted Album of the Year trophy — was country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves for Golden Hour. Last year, there was controversy about the awards show — and this category specifically — being dominated by men.

"I think that women have a really necessary perspective to art, to music, and it's really nice to see that getting a chance to be included, you know? I think it takes two to tango in that," Musgraves said backstage. "It takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but also takes people on the other side of that to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen."

Aside from Musgraves reigning supreme, the night also included wins from female artists like Dua Lipa for Best New Artist, Cardi B as the first solo woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album, Lady Gaga snatching gold for both "Joanne" as well as "Shallow," and so many more.

Cover image via Timothy Kuratek /CBS

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