Grammys 2019: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Wins Record & Song Of The Year, First Rap Song To Do So

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has won the Grammys for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. It’s the first time that a rap song has won Song Of The Year or Record Of The Year at the Grammys. During the pre-broadcast ceremony “This Is America” also won for Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

In the Song Of The Year category, Childish Gambino beat out Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All The Stars,” Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood,” Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke,” Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey’s “The Middle,” and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.”

In the Record Of The Year category, he beat out Cardi B, Bad Bunny, & J Balvin’s “I Like It,” Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars,” Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” and Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey’s “The Middle.”

Childish Gambino did not show up to accept his awards, but he did star in a Google Pixel 3 commercial that aired during the Grammys and featured a new song called “Human Sacrifice.” Watch that below.