The biggest names in music came together on Sunday night for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Below is the list of nominees and winners indicated in bold;
Best R&B album
“Sex & Cigarettes,” Toni Braxton
“Good Thing,” Leon Bridges
“Honestly,” Lalah Hathaway “H.E.R.” H.E.R. *WINNER
“Gumbo Unplugged (Live),” PJ Morton
Best country album
“Unapologetically,” Kelsea Ballerini
“Port Saint Joe,” Brothers Osborne
“Girl Going Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves *WINNER
“Volume 2,” Chris Stapleton
Album of the year
“Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B
“By the Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile
“Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Post Malone
“Dirty Computer,” Janelle Monae “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves *WINNER
“Black Panther: The Album,” Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Record of the year
“I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile “This is America,” Childish Gambino *WINNER
“God’s Plan,” Drake
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Rockstar,” Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
Song of the year
“All The Stars,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
“Boo’d Up,” Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane
“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib.
“In My Blood,” Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth
“The Middle,” Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt “This Is America,” Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson *WINNER
Best new artist
Chloe X Halle
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R. Dua Lipa *WINNER
Best pop solo performance
“Havana (Live),” Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman,” Ariana Grande “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga *WINNER
“Better Now,” Post Malone
Best pop vocal album
“Camila,” Camila Cabello
“Meaning Of Life,” Kelly Clarkson “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande *WINNER
“Shawn Mendes,” Shawn Mendes
“Beautiful Trauma,” P!nk
“Reputation,” Taylor Swift
Best pop duo/group performance
“Fall in Line,” Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Backstreet Boys
“‘S Wonderful,” Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper *WINNER
“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“Say Something,” Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Best rap album “Invasion Of Privacy,” Cardi B *WINNER
“Swimming,” Mac Miller
“Victory Lap,” Nipsey Hussle
“Daytona,” Pusha T
“Astroworld,” Travis Scott
Best rap song “God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake) *WINNER
“King’s Dead,” Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
“Lucky You,” R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (EminemFeaturing Joyner Lucas)
“Sicko Mode,” Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
“Win,” K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
Best country song
“Break Up In The End,” Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
“Dear Hate,” Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
“I Lived It,” Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
“Space Cowboy,” Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) *WINNER
“Tequila,” Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Best R&B performance
“Long As I Live,” Toni Braxton
“Summer,” The Carters
“Y O Y,” Lalah Hathaway
Lagos Birthdays set for April 28. Segalink, Adron Boss lead VIPs.
The monthly birthday party for celebrants from within and outside Lagos tagged Lagos Birthdays debuts on the 28th of April, at LaMango Restaurant and Bar, Adekunle Fajuyi Road, GRA, Ikeja with Red Carpet starting by 5pm. The monthly event promises to be fun according to the initiator, Ambassador Ayo George of In-House Entertainment.
Speaking with journalists recently at the venue of the event in Ikeja, Ambassador George said, about 100 celebrants will be hosted each month, as the event is meant to be for a classy few that would hangout, connect and party. “The idea is for celebrants from the same month to come together, have dinner, connect, make new friends, party, play games, have a drink, essentially a platform to have the birthday of your dreams. The value therefrom far outweighs the cost of being at such an event. While we have tickets at N20,000 Single, N30,000 Couple, and N50,000 VIP Couple, celebrants would be having good food, drinks, movie tickets, Celeb Selfies, music, comedy, games, souvenirs, cakes, red carpet, TV interviews, and a whole lot. Celebrants are going to have access to some interesting values that ordinarily wouldn’t be at their birthdays if celebrated at home”. The meet and greet session, the VIPs attending, to be led by the celebrated #EndSARS advocate Mr. Segun Awosanya (Segalink), the Akile of Shagamu, Oba Adetola Emmanuel King, CEO, Adron Homes and Properties, Honorable Fateema Aduke Mohammed and a lot of other guests.
He also said, the experience each month would be priceless, as the event will be going round exquisite restaurants and lounges across Lagos, so that the issue of proximity and access for celebrants does not arise. Lagos Birthdays would also serve as a tourism embedded event, as we have slated editions already that would be done outside Lagos in the course of 2019, at awesome tourist cities, in the month of some very highly placed Nigerians, as these VIPs would also be attending these events. He concluded.
Lagos Birthdays is open to lovers of music, comedy, games, business moguls, upwardly mobile young people, adventurous individuals, fun loving men and ladies, Lagosians, Nigerians and Africans that have a birthdate. Lagos Birthdays is open to everyone that wants something classy as birthday gift each month.
In an exclusive interview with Punch’s Saturday Beats, Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy opened up about comments on social media asking him to get married.
He said he’s trying to work on himself till he’s ready so he can be a better man to his wife.
He added that “it’s not difficult to find a wife,” saying “I have a girlfriend”.
He told Punch:
I don’t bring up issues about my relationship status on purpose. People always talk about it.
It is not difficult to find a wife; there are many beautiful women out there. It is not like I am ready; I am not the perfect version of what I would like to be to my wife and family.
I want to work on myself until I am ready. By the time I am ready, if someone still wants to be with me, that would be great.
It is not like I am looking for a wife and cannot find one. There are lots of nice and beautiful ladies out there. I don’t think I am there yet. I am not in a hurry.
If time passes and nobody wants to marry me, then so be it but for now, I don’t feel I have worked on myself enough.
I don’t want a scenario where I would get married and my music or business would take me away and the next thing would be that my wife would start complaining that I am hardly around. Then people would start saying he doesn’t care about his family. I don’t need that type of talk in my life.
Let me be on my own, whenever I am ready, I am ready. I have a girlfriend; I have had different girlfriends in the last 10 years. I can’t just be single; I never said I was celibate. The relationship can break, she can leave me and go, and it is possible.
My other ex-girlfriends left me, they didn’t break my heart, they just moved on, some of them are married now, if they were still waiting for me, they won’t be married by now.
People have their personal agendas and it is understandable. For me, I am not in a hurry.