That’s a third Grammy for “This Is America”!
Childish Gambino, né Donald Glover, picked up a song of the year Grammy on Sunday for “This Is America” alongside co-writers Ludwig Goransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams.
Glover was not in attendance at the awards show, so host Alicia Keys and presenter John Mayer accepted the award on his behalf.
The award marks Glover’s fourth-ever Grammy win. His hit “This Is America” also picked up Grammys for best rap/sung performance and music video of the year. The song is also nominated for record of the year. Glover also picked up a fifth nod on Sunday for best R&B song for his song “Feels Like Summer.”
Last year, Glover took home the award for best traditional R&B performance for “Redbone.”
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Also nominated for the song of the year title was Kendrick Lamar & SZA (“All the Stars”), Ella Mai (“Boo’d Up”), Drake (“God’s Plan”), Shawn Mendes (“In My Blood”), Brandi Carlile (“The Joke”), Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey (“In the Middle”), and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (“Shallow”).
A frequently asked question leading up to the Grammys is: What’s the difference between the record of the year and song of the year awards? According to the Recording Academy, the record of the year Gramophone “recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist”; meanwhile, the song of year title “recognizes the songwriter(s).”
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.
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