61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at in Staples Center . Los Angeles  Singer-songwriter  hosted. Alicia Keys  During her opening monologue Keys brought out  , Lady Gaga , Jada Pinkett Smith , and former First Lady of the United States Jennifer Lopez , each of whom spoke about impact that music had on their lives. Michelle Obama 
The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.
Nominations were announced on December 7, 2018.  was honored as the Dolly Parton two days prior to the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2019. MusiCares Person of the Year 
received the most nominations, with eight. Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino tied for the most wins of the night with four each. Kacey Musgraves Childish Gambino did not attend the Grammys and became the first major award winner to be absent from the ceremony since  in 2008. Amy Winehouse "  " producer This Is America and recording engineer Riley Mackin accepted the Ludwig Göransson Grammy on behalf of Childish Gambino. Record of the Year