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.

Dua Lipa and St Vincent performed a medley of their hits One Kiss and Masseduction at the Grammys

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.

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Cardi B at the Grammys on Sunday night 

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."

Kacey Musgraves

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".

Triple winner Childish Gambino 

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. 

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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