2019 Grammy Awards: LGBTQ women shine at 61st annual music event

NBC News | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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LGBTQ artists dominated Sunday night’s 61st Grammy awards with history-making wins and a number of memorable performances.

Pop icon Lady Gaga and country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile both broke records after becoming the first out winners in their categories.

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Gaga, who identifies as bisexual, took home three awards on Sunday. Not only is she the first openly LGBTQ artist to win the Grammy in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” but she also won awards for Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow,” the duet she co-wrote and performed in “A Star is Born.” She had been nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance twice before.

Carlile, who identifies as a ****, also took home three awards. Sunday night, she became the first openly LGBTQ person to win in the Best Americana Album and Best American Roots performance categories for her album “By the Way, I Forgive You” and song “The Joke.” She also won a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance.

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Other award winners included queer artist St. Vincent, who won in the Best Rock Song and Best Recording Package categories for her track and album — both titled “Masseduction” —...
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