Queer Artists WIN Big At The Grammys

(Photo: Brandi Carlile)

LGBTQ artists dominated Sunday night’s 61st Grammy awards with history-making wins and a number of memorable performances, reports NBC News.

Pop icon Lady Gaga and country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile both broke records after becoming the first out winners in their categories.

Gaga, who identifies as bisexual, took home three awards on Sunday. 

Carlile, who identifies as a lesbian, also took home three awards. Last night, she became the first openly LGBTQ person to win in the Best Americana Album and Best American Roots performance categories for her album “By the Way, I Forgive You” and song “The Joke.” She also won a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance.

Other award winners included queer artist St. Vincent, who won in the Best Rock Song and Best Recording Package categories for her track and album — both titled “Masseduction” — and gay songwriters Benj Pasek and Shane McAnally, who were honored for their collaborations on “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and Kacey Musgrave’s “Golden Hour,” respectively.

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