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The biggest snubs and surprises of the 2019 Grammy Awards – AOL

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With the “Big Four” categories — Album, Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — expanded from the usual five nominees to a more unwieldy eight this year, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards were more difficult to predict than ever. And there were certainly a few shockers at Sunday’s ceremony. But surely most viewers did not expect that Kendrick Lamar, 2019’s most-nominated artist, would be almost completely shut out.

SNUB: Kendrick Lamar

Lamar went into Sunday’s ceremony with eight nods, but he only picked up one award, for Best Rap Performance award — and in a rare tie, he actually had to share that honor with co-winner Anderson. Paak. Lamar was the frontrunner to win Album of the Year for his curated Black Panther soundtrack, but he lost that award for a fourth time — after being nominated in 2014 for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, in 2016 for To Pimp a Butterfly, and just last year for DAMN., which actually won a Pulitzer. Instead, Kacey Musgraves’s Golden Hour clinched the top award. Lamar probably doesn’t regret sitting out this year’s Grammy ceremony.

SURPRISE: Drake

It wasn’t so much a shock that Drake won Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” even if he said, “I definitely did not think I was winning anything.” It was more surprising that he actually turned up to accept his award, since he has accused the Grammys of being racist in the past, and in 2017, he even refused to submit his music for consideration at all. This year he, like Lamar, reportedly turned down an invitation to perform on the show. Drake seemed somewhat nonplussed by his win Sunday, putting things into perspective for other artists out there by saying, “You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word. If you are a hero in your hometown, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this [Grammy trophy] right here, I promise you, you already won.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton (L) and Miley Cyrus perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Travis Scott (L) and Kylie Jenner backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Michelle Obama (L) and Lady Gaga during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga (L) and Cardi B during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Wilmer Valderrama (L) and Bebe Rexha (C) pose for a photo during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Katy Perry (L) and Shawn Mendes backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Post Malone during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith,, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Mark Ronson (L) and Diplo with the GRAMMY Charities Signings during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Drake backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Noah Cyrus (L) and Lady Gaga during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Kelsea Ballerini (L) and Anna Kendrick during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dan Smyers (L) and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Kacey Musgraves, Grammy winner for Best Country Album, speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Karen Mendes backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly celebrate backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus (L) and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Tracee Ellis Ross during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Maren Morris, Katy Perry, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Dolly Parton, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Miley Cyrus, and Kacey Musgraves perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Kane Brown, Meghan Trainor, and Luke Combs speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Maren Morris, Katy Perry and Jimi Westbrook perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Ricky Martin and Camila Cabello perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga accepts award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: H.E.R. performs onstge during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B (L), winner of Best Rap Album for ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ and Offset pose backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: John Mayer (L) and Alicia Keys speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and Kylie Jenner backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Post Malone performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Noah Cyrus (L) and Lady Gaga during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dua Lipa backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Daryl Sabara (L) and Meghan Trainor backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: BTS backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton (L) and Miley Cyrus perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus (L) and Noah Cyrus pose during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Janelle Monáe performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Host Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus (L) and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: H.E.R. accepts the Best R&B Album award for ‘H.E.R.’ onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Brandi Carlile performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: St. Vincent (R) and Dua Lipa perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: St. Vincent (R) and Dua Lipa perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Travis Scott performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez (L) and Smokey Robinson perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: John Mayer (L) and Alicia Keys speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dua Lipa (C) accepts the Best New Artist award onstage from Alessia Cara and Alessia Cara during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus (L) and Jaden Smith during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alessia Cara (L) and Bob Newhart speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Diana Ross (c), her family, Eve and Swizz Beatz backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dua Lipa backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez (C) performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Kelsea Ballerini backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and Andra Day perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Cardi B (L) and Offset accept the Best Rap Album for ‘Invasion of Privacy’ onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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SNUB: Lady Gaga

The A Star Is Born theme “Shallow” seemed like the frontrunner to win Record and Song of the Year, but it lost in both categories to “This Is America” by Childish Gambino — who wasn’t even there to accept his awards in person.

SNUB: Linda Perry

Only seven women have ever been nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical — and no female producer has ever won. Perry, the first female nominee since 2004, seemed set to change all that, especially on a night that very overtly celebrated women. She even directed the Grammys’ Dolly Parton tribute. But Perry ultimately lost to Pharrell Williams.

SNUB: H.E.R.

The mysterious soul stylist and five-time nominee was the only Best New Artist contender to be nominated in any of the “Big Four” categories, with her self-titled debut up for Album of the Year. But she lost in the Best New Artist category to British pop singer Dua Lipa. Still, H.E.R. didn’t go home empty-handed: She won for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song.

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Michelle Obama at the 2019 Grammys

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(L-R) US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, former First Lady Michelle Obama and US singer Jennifer Lopez walk on stage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys (L) and Michelle Obama speak during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

(L-R) US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, former First Lady Michelle Obama and US singer Jennifer Lopez walk on stage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys (L) and Michelle Obama speak during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez walk onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Alicia Keys (L) and Michelle Obama speak during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez walk onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

(L-R) US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Host US singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, former US First Lady Michelle Obama and US singer Jennifer Lopez walk on stage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, former First Lady Michelle Obama and US singer Jennifer Lopez walk on stage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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SURPRISE: Greta Van Fleet

The derivative retro rock band has become America’s most hated — basically the new Nickelback — since their disastrous Saturday Night Live performance and a scathing, viral Pitchfork album review. But their EP From the Fires still controversially won Best Rock Album over old-school favorites Alice in Chains, Weezer and Fall Out Boy and the critically acclaimed previous Grammy winners Ghost.

SNUB: Maren Morris

The country-pop crossover darling and 2017 Best New Artist nominee was up for five awards this year — both alone and with Zedd and Grey for “The Middle” — but she was shut out completely, making her the most-nominated artist to win nothing.

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Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga makes her arrival

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US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, Lady Gaga, and Mark Ronson attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

US singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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SURPRISE: Lady Gaga

Everyone expected Gaga to have a great night, of course. But the fact that she won Best Pop Solo Performance not for “Shallow” but for the title track from her underwhelming 2016 studio album, Joanne — over smashes like Camila Cabello’s “Havana” (which actually opened Sunday’s telecast), Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman” and Post Malone’s “Better Now” — was definitely unexpected.

SNUB: Post Malone

The rap-rocker was nominated for four awards, including Album and Record of the Year, but he also went home empty-handed.

SNUB: Pete Shelley, Bob Dorough, Vinnie Paul, XXXTentacion

The Buzzcocks’ first-wave punk forefather, the Schoolhouse Rock composer, the founder of Pantera and the controversial rapper were most noticeably left out of the broadcast’s In Memoriam segment. While XXXTentacion was reportedly a deliberate choice, due to his history of domestic violence, the other omissions seemed to be unfortunate oversights.

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