Danny Glover

American music artist Danny Glover aka Childish Gambino snagged a historical win at the 61st Grammy awards on Sunday night.

In the artist’s absence, co-producer Ludwig Goransson accepted the award and gave a speech on the group’s behalf.

“No matter where you’re born or where you’re from, This Is America speaks to you,” Goransson said.

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The event was hosted by 15-time Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys who had a blast hosting the highly acclaimed award show.

Childish Gambino was the first rapper to snag Record of the Year at the Grammys while Cardi B became the first solo woman ever to win the Best Rap Album Award.

Also speaking of history making, Quincy Jones’ win for Best Music Film was his 28th Grammy, giving him the record for the most of these awards collected by any living artist.

Lady Gaga earned three Grammy Awards, winning best pop solo performance for Joanne Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?, best song written for visual media for Shallow.

She also won best pop duo/group performance for the same A Star Is Born song (shared with Bradley Cooper).

Earlier on Sunday, Ariana Grande claimed a Grammy win in the pop vocal category and Greta Van Fleet nabbed a win in the best rock album category.

Nigeria’s Seun Kuti was also nominated in the ‘World Music’ category, which he lost to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir.

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