On February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held. During the ceremony the best songs, albums and artists of the last year (from October 2017 to September 2018) were awarded. We at ProfessionalWeddingDJ followed the whole ceremony to find the best songs for your wedding!
No doubt, it has been the year for Women at the Grammy Awards: female performers, in fact, won in the most important categories. It was further confirmation of the talent of these artists who, in 2018, dominated the international scene. Some of their songs are perfect for different moments during the wedding party and we want to give you some tips on where to play them based on our many years of experience as wedding DJs.
Before celebrating the winners, let us make a special compliment to the host, Alicia Keys, who really enchanted viewers in her medley, playing two pianos at once. It was a real tribute to music. Alicia Keys is an excellent artist, with multifaceted talents (singer, songwriter, instrumentalist) and we love to play her songs during dinners and aperitifs at our parties.
Album of the Year went to “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves, the American country music singer and songwriter. The single “Butterflies” seems written especially for newlyweds. As Kacey has said in an interview, “Butterflies” represents those feelings that you have when you fall in love. We suggest this song for a very romantic cake cutting.
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Best Rap Album is “Invasion of Privacy” by Cardi B. For the American rapper it must have been a great honour to be the first solo-female to win in this category. The single “I Like It”, with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian singer J Balvin, reached the top 10 in several countries and often brides and grooms (especially the younger ones) request it, going wild on the dance floor.
Dua Lipa was instead awarded as best new artist. We are very happy for this well-deserved recognition: “Electricity” (with the producer Silk City) and “One Kiss” (with Calvin Harris) are among her two most popular songs that we played at a lot of weddings last year, during the most lively moments of the night.
Lady Gaga continues to collect achievements in all fields thanks to her eclectic talent. After the success of her acting debut in “A star is born”, it won the Grammy for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The song awarded was Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) and we bet that it will become the most popular song for the first dance of spouses!
Finally, we want to remember another big artist: Ariana Grande. Despite deciding to no longer attend nor perform at the show because of controversy with the Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, won Best Pop Vocal Album for “Sweetener”. In our opinion the single “No Tears Left to Cry” should definitely find a place on your wedding playlist!