ASCAP Members Take 40 Categories at 2019 Grammys
February 11, 2019
The global ASCAP family cleaned up at the 61st annual Grammys on February 10, taking 40 categories in total for their exceptional work from 2018.
Leading the ASCAP pack: Americana heroine Brandi Carlile swept the American roots categories, earning three trophies for her album By the Way, I Forgive You and its masterful lead single "The Joke;" jazz composer, musician and bandleader John Daversa also earned three Grammys for his work on American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom, a big band album performed by over 50 "dreamers," brought into America by undocumented immigrant parents when they were children.
Dua Lipa won the coveted Best New Artist Grammy, in addition to her Best Dance Recording trophy for "Electricity" (which she shared with ASCAPer Diplo, half of Silk City). Beck and Tori Kelly also took home two, and we were thrilled to see breakout R&B star H.E.R. earn two Grammys well - less than two years after she gave her debut live performance at the 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
ASCAP members made history, too. Cardi B became the first solo female to win Best Rap Album, and after winning his 28th trophy for the Netflix documentary Quincy, ASCAP legend Quincy Jones now has the most Grammys of any living artist.
Aside from the awards themselves, ASCAP music was all over this year's Grammys. We witnessed brilliant performances from ASCAP talent Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arturo Sandoval. "Shallow" co-writer Anthony Rossomando played guitar alongside Lady Gaga on his way to winning a Grammy for the song. Katy Perry showcased her powerful pipes on a tribute to Dolly Parton, and Ne-Yo was elegant as ever while singing and playing piano on Stevie Wonder's "Another Star" during the celebration of Motown. And in one of the nights many highlights, St. Vincent and Dua Lipa turned in an electrifying duo performance of St. Vincent's "MASSEDUCTION" (a Grammy winner for Best Rock Song) and Lipa's "One Kiss."
Finally, a special shout-out to ASCAP member Alicia Keys, as charismatic, gracious and talented a presence as the Grammys have ever brought on to host the ceremony.
Congratulations to all of our Grammy winners for another terrific year!
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Dance Recording
Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring
Silk City, producers
Best Metal Performance
High On Fire
Best Rock Song
Annie Clark, songwriter (St. Vincent)
Best Alternative Music Album
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
"How Deep Is Your Love"
Best R&B Song
Joelle James, songwriter (Ella Mai)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Everything Is Love
Best R&B Album
Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar & James Blake (PRS)
Best Rap Song
Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib (SOCAN), songwriters (Drake)
Best Rap Album
Invasion Of Privacy
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dan + Shay
Best New Age Album
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Don't Fence Me In"
John Daversa, soloist
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music of Freedom
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Tori Kelly; Victoria Kelly, songwriter
Best Gospel Album
Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Best Americana Album
By The Way, I Forgive You
Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin' McCourys
The Travelin' McCourys
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Please Don't Be Dead
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Best Children's Album
All The Sounds
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
Best Comedy Album
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
Best Musical Theater Album
The Band's Visit
Katrina Lenk, principal soloist; Dean Sharenow, producer
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
The Greatest Showman
Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Greg Wells, compilation producers
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Anthony Rossomando, songwriter (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
"Stars And Stripes Forever"
John Daversa, arranger
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Julian Burg, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Alex Pasco & Jesse Shatkin, engineers (Beck)
Best Remixed Recording
"Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)"
Alex Crossan (PRS), remixer (Haim)
Best Immersive Audio Album
Eye In The Sky - 35th Anniversary Edition
PJ Olsson, surround mastering engineer (The Alan Parsons Project)
Best Music Video
"This Is America"
Fam Rothstein, video producer
Best Music Film
Rashida Jones, video director
Lifetime Achievement Award
Julio Iglesias (SGAE)
Ashford & Simpson
Click here for the entire list of 2019 ASCAP Grammy nominees.