Drake Wins Grammy For 'God's Plan'

Canada’s Drake and Daniel Caesar were among the winners Sunday night at the 61st Grammy Awards.

“God’s Plan” earned Rap Song of the Year honours for Drake and fellow Canadians Matthew Samuels (aka Boi-1da) and Noah Shebib – two of the track’s co-writers.

“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” said Drake. “You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown.

"Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.”

His speech was cut short on the live broadcast.

“God’s Plan” lost Song of the Year to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Drake’s “Nice for What” lost to both “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake and “Bubblin’” by Anderson.Paak.

Drake's Scorpion was beaten by Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour for Album of the Year.

Daniel Caesar won his first Grammy for Best R&B Performance as the featured artist on the H.E.R. song “Best Part.”

Shawn Mendes, who was nominated for the first time, went home empty-handed. His hit “In My Blood” lost Song of the Year and his self-titled album lost Pop Vocal Album to Ariana Grande (for Sweetener).

Mendes, exercising his right to bare arms, performed his nominated song at the piano before picking up the guitar and being joined on stage by Miley Cyrus.

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Lady Gaga accepted the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her duet with A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper, “Shallow.” It also won Best Song Written For Visual Media.

“I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues,” said Gaga, who also won Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

“They’re so important. A lot of artists deal with that and we need to take care of each other.”

Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist and received the award from last year's winner, Canadian singer Alessia Cara. Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy won for Rap Album of the Year.

It was also a good night for Kacey Musgraves, whose Golden Hour won Album of the Year and Best Country Album and earned Grammys for “Space Cowboy” (Best Country Song) and “Butterflies” (Best Country Solo Performance).

Check out the winners in some of the major categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

H.E.R. - H.E.R.
Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake - Scorpion
Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour WINNER
Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy 
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Cardi B - "I Like It"
Brandi Carlile - "The Joke"
Childish Gambino - "This Is America" WINNER
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - "Shallow"
Drake - "God's Plan"
Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars"
Post Malone & 21 Savage - "Rockstar"
Zedd & Maren Morris ft. Grey - "The Middle"

SONG OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars"
Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up"
Drake - "God's Plan"
Shawn Mendes - "In My Blood"
Brandi Carlile - "The Joke"
Zedd & Maren Morris ft. Grey - "The Middle"
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" WINNER
Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

BEST NEW ARTIST

Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa WINNER
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

Beck - "Colors"
Camila Cabello - "Havana (Live)"
Ariana Grande - "God Is a Woman"
Lady Gaga - "Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)" WINNER
Post Malone - "Better Now"

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato - "Fall In Line"
Backstreet Boys - "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart"
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" WINNER
Maroon 5 and Cardi B - "Girls Like You"
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton - "Say Something"
Zedd & Maren Morris, ft. Grey - "The Middle"

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Camila Cabello - Camila
Kelly Clarkson - Meaning of Life
Ariana Grande - Sweetener WINNER
Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
Pink - Beautiful Trauma
Taylor Swift - reputation

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here to Stay
Willie Nelson - My Way WINNER
Gregory Porter - Nat "King" Cole & Me
Seal - Standards (Deluxe)
Barbra Streisand - The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

Cardi B - "Be Careful"
Drake - "Nice for What"
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King’s Dead" WINNER (TIE)
Anderson .Paak - "Bubblin" WINNER (TIE)

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode"

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

Christina Aguilera ft. Goldlink - "Like I Do"
6LACK ft. J. Cole - "Pretty Little Fears"
Childish Gambino - "This Is America" WINNER
Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars"
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - "Rockstar"

BEST DANCE RECORDING

Above & Beyond - "Northern Soul [ft. Richard Bedford]"
Disclosure - "Ultimatum [ft. Fatoumata Diawara]"
Fisher - "Losing It"
Silk City & Dua Lipa - "Electricity [ft. Diplo and Mark Ronson]" WINNER
Virtual Self - "Ghost Voices"

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Justice - Woman Worldwide WINNER
Sofi Tukker - Treehouse
SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
TOKiMONSTA - Lune Rouge

BEST RAP SONG

Drake - "God’s Plan" WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King’s Dead"
Eminem - "Lucky You"
Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode"
Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Win"

BEST RAP ALBUM

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy WINNER
Mac Miller- Swimming
Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap
Pusha-T - Daytona
Travis Scott - Astroworld

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Arctic Monkeys - "Four Out of Five"
Chris Cornell - "When Bad Does Good" WINNER
THE FEVER 333 - "Made An America"
Greta Van Fleet - "Highway Tune"
Halestorm - "Uncomfortable"

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

Between the Buried and Me - "Condemned to the Gallows"
Deafheaven - "Honeycomb"
High on Fire - "Electric Messiah" WINNER
Trivium - "Betrayer"
Underoath - "On My Teeth"

BEST ROCK SONG

Greta Van Fleet - "Black Smoke Rising"
Twenty One Pilots - "Jumpsuit"
Bring Me the Horizon - "MANTRA"
St. Vincent - "Masseduction" WINNER
Ghost - "Rats"

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy - M A N I A
Ghost - Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet - From the Fires WINNER
Weezer - Pacific Daydream

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Beck - Colors WINNER
Björk - Utopia
David Byrne - American Utopia
St. Vincent - Masseduction

BEST R&B ALBUM

Toni Braxton - Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges - Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway - Honestly
H.E.R. - H.E.R. WINNER
PJ Morton - Gumbo Unplugged

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live"
The Carters - "Summer"
Lalah Hathaway - "Y O Y"
H.E.R. - "Best Part" [ft. Daniel Caesar] WINNER
PJ Morton - "First Began"

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Leon Bridges - "Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand" WINNER (TIE)
Betty LaVette - "Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight"
MAJOR. - "Honest"
PJ Morton - "How Deep Is Your Love" [ft. Yebba] WINNER (TIE)
Charlie Wilson - "Made for Love" [ft. Lalah Hathaway]

BEST R&B SONG

Ella Mai - "Boo’d Up" WINNER
Miguel - "Come Through and Chill" [ft. J. Cole and Salaam Remi]
Childish Gambino - "Feels Like Summer"
H.E.R. - "Focus"
Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live"

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams WINNER

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 COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Loretta Lynn - “Wouldn’t It Be Great?”
Maren Morris - “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters”
Kacey Musgraves - “Butterflies" WINNER
Chris Stapleton - “Millionaire”
Keith Urban - “Parallel Line”
   
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Brothers Osborne - “Shoot Me Straight”
Dan + Shay - “Tequila” WINNER
Little Big Town - “When Someone Stops Loving You”
Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill - “Dear Hate”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - “Meant To Be”

BEST COUNTRY SONG

Cole Swindell - “Break Up In The End”
Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill - “Dear Hate”
Blake Shelton - “I Lived It”
Kacey Musgraves - “Space Cowboy” WINNER
Dan + Shay - “Tequila”
Little Big Town - “When Someone Stops Loving You”

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically
Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe
Ashley McBryde - Girl Going Nowhere
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour WINNER
Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 2