Among these profitable huge on the 61st annual GRAMMY awards celebrations was Childish Gambino who, depsite his absence, earned a number of of the evening’s highest honrs, together with Song oF The Year for his “This Is America” observe, marking the primary time a rap track has ever gained within the class.

“This Is America” was one of many three whole rap songs that have been nominated for the award this 12 months, beating out Kendrick Lamar and SZA‘s “All the Stars,” Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood,” Maren Morris, Zedd, and Grey’s “The Middle,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke,” and Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up.” 

In addition to Song of The Year, “This Is America” additionally gained the distinctions  of Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Music Video and Record of The Year. Elsewhere, Cardi B additionally made historical past Sunday evening as the primary solo girl to win the class of Best Rap Album.

Drake beforehand acknowledged, like Gambino, that he wouldn’t be current on the ceremonies, however arrived simply in time to gather an award for Best Rap Song together with his “God’s Plan” observe. During his speeach, Drizzy seemingly crtiicized the Recording Academy by addressing his fellow nominees and stating that the award means nothing earlier than being minimize off by a industrial with out warning.