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Grammy awards : Childish Gambinos This is America brings Grammy for best recording

As the first Rapper Childish Gambino has won the Grammy awards the main prize for the best recording of the year. His Song "This Is America" at the Gala on Sunday in Los Angeles against Drake with "God's Plan" as well as Kendrick Lamar and SZA with "All of The Stars". "This Is America" also won the award for the best song of the year.

Childish Gambino, bourgeois, Donald Glover, wrote the song together with the Swedish songwriter Ludwig Göransson. Especially the accompanying music video is full of metaphors about racism and gun violence in the United States, had arranged for conversation. Childish Gambino raps about the contradictions of life as an African American in the United States and dances in the Video with a naked torso, while around him, violence and Chaos to erupt.

The people could identify, regardless of their origin, with "This Is America," said Göransson about the Song. "He denounces injustice, celebrates life and unites us at the same time." Glover did not appear at the awarding ceremony. Also, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, the Gala stayed away.

Michelle Obama celebrated

The singer Alicia Keys, moderated the evening was dominated for three and a half hours clear of women. Among other things, performances by Lady Gaga, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Lopez, and H. E. R. were to be seen. Especially Soul singer Diana Ross, and Country musician Dolly Parton were celebrated. The former First Lady Michelle Obama came up as a surprise guest to the stage.

Also, many of the major prizes went to women: The trophy for the best Album of the year won American singer Kacey Musgraves with "Golden Hour". Rapper Cardi B became the first woman to win as a Solo-artist to win the Grammy for best Rap Album. As the best new artist of the year, the British singer Dua Lipa (the"New Rules was excellent"). The 23-Year-old pointed out in her speech of thanks to the fact that this year, many great artists have been for prices in the total of 84 categories nominated.

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"Apparently, we have raised us right," said Dua Lipa. Your comment page was a blow to Neil Portnow, outgoing President of the Grammys competent Recording Academy. Portnow had said a year ago, women would have to "increase", if they wanted to be represented at the ceremony stronger. After criticism from Fans and musicians, he said, to have the wrong tone, and announced measures to "clear the hurdles and unconscious biases" towards women in the music industry to dismantle. (dpa)

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