Childish Gambino Gambino on on Sunday Sunday grabbed grabbed his his fourth fourth Grammy Grammy of of the the night night , , the the coveted coveted Record Record of of the the Year Year prize prize for for best best overall overall song song , , for for his his politically politically charged charged hit hit “ “ This ThisIs Is America America . . ” ”
The The trap trap gospel gospel song song packed packed with with social social commentary commentary from from Childish Childish Gambino Gambino— — the the alter alter ego ego of of actor actor and and recording recording artist artist Donald Donald Glover Glover — — beat beat fellow fellow category category heavyweights heavyweights Drake Drake , , Cardi Cardi B B and and Lady Lady Gaga Gaga to to nab nab the the award award . .
Childish Childish Gambino Gambino did did not not attend attend Sunday Sunday ’ ’ s s ceremony ceremony at at the the Staples Staples Center Center in in Los Los Angeles Angeles . .
Earlier Earlier , , he he won won Grammys Grammys for for Song Song of of the the Year Year ( ( best best songwriting songwriting ) ) , , Best Best Music Music Video Video and and Best Best Rap Rap / / Sung Sung Performance Performance
Also Also , , English English singer singer – – songwriter songwriter Dua Dua Lipa Lipa bested bested a a crowded crowded field field of of female female talent talent to to take take home home the the Grammy Grammy for for Best Best New New Artist Artist . .
The The synth synth – – pop pop star star beat beat out out fellow fellow Londoner Londoner Jorja Jorja Smith Smith along along with with rising rising pop pop singer singer – – songwriter songwriter Bebe Bebe Rexha Rexha and and the the enigmatic enigmatic R R & & B B performer performer H H . . E E . . R R . .
Lipa Lipa ’ ’ s s breakthrough breakthrough came came in in 2016 2016 with with her her first first global global hit hit “ “ Hotter Hotter than than Hell Hell , , ” ” which which she she followed followed with with “ “ Blow Blow Your Your Mind Mind ( ( Mwah Mwah ) ) , , ” ” which which busted busted into into the the US US Billboard Billboard Hot Hot 100 100 . .
Her Her sixth sixth single single “ “ New New Rules Rules , , ” ” which which came came off off her her self self – – titled titled debut debut studio studio album album , , was was her her first first number number one one in in Britain Britain — — and and the the first first by by a a female female solo solo artist artist to to top top the the UK UK charts charts since since 2015 2015 ’ ’ s s “ “ Hello Hello ” ” by by Adele Adele . .
“ “ For For anyone anyone who who hasn hasn ’ ’ t t realized realized how how special special they they are are to to have have a a different different story story , , a a different different background background , , a a name name , , and and just just want want it it be be normal normal … … just just know know that that no no matter matter your your background background , , what what you you believe believe in in , , never never let let it it get get in in the the way way of of your your dreams dreams , , ” ” she she said said in in accepting accepting her her award award at at the the Staples Staples Center Center . .
The The 23 23 – – year year – – old old was was born born in in London London to to parents parents who who emigrated emigrated from from Kosovo Kosovo ; ; her herfather father moonlighted moonlightedas as a a rocker rocker in in the the Kosovar Kosovar band band Oda Oda , , in in which which he he was was lead lead vocalist vocalist . .
She She has has said said her her second second album album will will likely likely come come out out later later this this year year , , and and cites cites shape shape – – shifting shifting pop pop icon icon Prince Prince and and southern southern hip hip – – hop hop pioneers pioneers Outkast Outkast as as major major influences influences . .