Lady Gaga and Childish Gambino were among the big winners at the Grammy awards in LA on Sunday night in an evening dominated by female performers, rap and hip hop, snubs from big artists, and at least one shock win.
Gaga won three Grammys in total, including Best Pop Solo Performance for her song Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).
Childish Gambino, who stayed away from the ceremony in an apparent snub over the Grammys poor relationship with the hip hop community, also took home a trio of awards - Best Music Video, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year for This is America, his searing indictment of police brutality and racism.
Gaga also won for best song written for visual media and best pop/duo performance for Shallow from hit movie A Star is Born.
Hours earlier, she won a Bafta for best original music for the film, making her the first person to win a Bafta and a Grammy on the same day.
In what is seen as a shock result, country music star Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year ahead of industry heavyweights including Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B. Musgraves also won Best Country album.
Picking up her first ever Grammy, British star Dua Lipa took a dig at Academy president Neil Portnow while accepting her accolade.
Last year, following complaints the nominations were dominated by men, Portnow suggested women should "step up".
This year, the categories contained far more women. Accepting the prize on stage, Lipa said she was "honoured" to be nominated alongside "incredible" female artists, adding: "I guess this year we really stepped up."
An emotional Cardi B, nominated for five awards in total, won best rap album at the Grammys for her debut effort Invasion Of Privacy.
In a typically colourful acceptance speech, she joked her nerves were so bad "maybe I need to start smoking weed".
She became the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album and took the award ahead of Swimming by the late Mac Miller, Daytona by Pusha T, Astroworld by Travis Scott and Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle.
Singer Ariana Grande, who boycotted the event after a row with organisers, published a series of expletive-laden tweets that were soon deleted, including one saying "literal bullshit".
While it is unclear exactly what the tweets were referring to, but there was speculation that she was upset ex-boyfriend Mac Miller - who died in September - had not won.
After one Twitter user accused her of "shading" Cardi B, Grande responded: "nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i'm sorry."
The 61st Grammy Awards were presented by singer and 15-times Grammy winner Alicia Keys at the Staples Centre in LA.
The winners in the key categories:
Album of the Year: Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Record of the Year: This Is America - Childish Gambino
Song of the Year: This Is America - Childish Cambino
Best New Artist: Dua Lipa
Best Pop Solo Performance: Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) - Lady Gaga
Best Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener - Ariana Grande
Best Rap Album: Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
Best Country Album: Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Best Rock Album: From the Fires - Greta Van Fleet
Best Music Video: This is America - Childish Gambino
Best pop duo/group performance - Shallow, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Best traditional pop vocal album - My Way, Willie Nelson
Best dance/electronic album - Woman Worldwide, Justice
Best rock album - From The Fires, Greta Van Fleet
Best alternative music album - Colors, Beck
Best urban contemporary album - Everything Is Love, The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z)
Best R&B album - H.E.R., H.E.R.
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media - The Greatest Showman
Producer of the year, non-classical - Pharrell Williams
Best music video - This Is America, Childish Gambino
You can watch the 61st Grammy Awards on RTÉ on Monday night at 9.30pm