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The the prestigious Grammy award without equivocation has become a world wide celebrated avenue to celebrate music at its best and the making of the music in itself, as the 2019 edition which is the 61st of its kind has come and gone with its highlights still making news.
One of the highlights of Grammy each year is the ‘side awards’ which is being judged mostly on the red carpet as Cardi B, Kylie Jenner leads the worst dress of the day list.
While Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus top the best dressed list.
‘Expectedly’, some artistes were absent at the great and memorable event with personal reasons, like Drake, Childish Gambino among others.
Also, the country icon, Dolly Parton was honored with a 10-minute tribute during the Grammy Awards Sunday featuring Parton in performances with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Little Big Town.
In coordinating red, Perry and Musgraves kicked off “Here You Come Again” then stepped apart to make room for Parton who strode onstage to join them in a form-fitting white gown. Cyrus and Parton turned “Jolene” into a duet, then Morris joined them to cover Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” which Parton first sang with The Trio, her project with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Their version of the song won a Grammy in 2000.
The 61st Grammy Awards was hosted by Alicia Keys.
This year trophies were handed out in 84 categories including the one everyone wanted to win – Best Album of the Year.
And there was an upset in the running for the coveted gong, with Cardi B and Frake losing out to Kacey Musgraves.
While Ariana Grande vocalised her frustration when her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller lost out to Bronx singer Cardi for the Best Rap Album Award.
Here’s a rundown of the winners.
Record of the Year- This is America, Childish Gambino
Album of the Year- Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year- This Is America, Childish Gambino
Best New Artist- Dua Lipa
Best rap album- Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B
Best rap song- God’s Plan, Drake
Best rap/sung performance- This Is America, Childish Gambino
Best country album- Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Best rock album- From the Fires, Greta Van Fleet
Best R&B performance- Best Part, H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
Best music video- This Is America, Childish Gambino.
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A new video to create the awareness of AIDS unleashed on freddie mercury’s 73rd birthday
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) is a serious disease that the government has been fighting to mitigate, a new measure to educate people has been unleashed through animation video on thursday marking Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday.
British singer, Freddie Mercury is a songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen died in 1991 aged 45 due to complications from AIDS.
The four-minute video clip released by Universal Music Group (UMG) accompanies the flamboyant singer’s 1985 track “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow”. The tale of the two white blood cells, one of which is infected with the virus, depicts the power of love over fear and ignorance.
“We wanted to tell a story that was relevant to Freddie’s life, but not explicitly about him,” said the directors Esteban Bravo and Beth David in a statement.
Taking a more “microscopic” perspective allows for a more nuanced exploration of the struggles those with HIV/AIDS face in their personal relationships and in society, they added.
“The LGBT+ community fought for years for the right to proper research and healthcare, and because of that fight, millions of lives have been saved. We wanted to celebrate that victory,” Bravo and David said.
The video is also meant as a tribute to the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, set up after Mercury’s death to help support projects worldwide in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The song “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow” comes from “Never Boring”, the definitive Freddie Mercury solo collection, which will be released worldwide on Oct. 11 through UMG, Hollywood Records and Mercury Records.
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