2019 Grammy Winners: Hip-hop stars claimed big awards, made genre history

Donald Glover made hip-hop music history with his Grammy wins on Sunday (Feb. 10). [Image via Donald Glover VEVO/YouTube]
Donald Glover made hip-hop music history with his Grammy wins on Sunday (Feb. 10). [Image via Donald Glover VEVO/YouTube]

Drake, Cardi B, and other hip-hop stars who picked up hardware at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

1

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

Donald Glover made history for hip-hop with his socially-conscious and thought-provoking track "This Is America." It became the first rap song to claim Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Glover wasn't at the awards, but the message behind his song and the accompanying video speaks volumes still.

2

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

With her smash album "Invasion of Privacy," the female rap star collected Rap Album of the Year. She beat out a predominantly male category which also featured Pusha T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and the late Mac Miller.

3

Drake - "God's Plan"

Like Cardi B, Drake was on hand to make an acceptance speech for his award win. He picked up a Grammy for Best Rap Song for "God's Plan" and then delivered a powerful speech about hip-hop's relevance in the music industry. He was eventually cut off by the production staff.

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