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From Lady Gaga to Rachel Maddow: LGBTQ artists picked up 8 Grammy Awards last night

Kaytranada/Brittany Howard/Brandi Carlile
Kaytranada/Brittany Howard/Brandi CarlilePhoto: Shutterstock/Drew de Fawkes via Wikipedia

LGBTQ artists won big at the Grammys last night.

Lesbian rock singer Brittany Howard – who people might also know from her work with the band Alabama Shakes – won Best Rock Song for “Stay High.” The award is for song-writing.

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In country music, the Highwomen won Best Country Song for “Crowded Table.” The Highwomen is a group that includes out lesbian musician Brandi Carlile, who has already won Grammys in the past in Americana music categories.

Gay Haitian-Canadian DJ and electronic musician Kaytranada won two awards: Best Dance/Electronic Album for Bubba and Best Dance Recording for “10%,” which featured vocalist Kali Uchis.

Bi pop sensation Lady Gaga won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her and Ariana Grande’s single “Rain On Me.”

The R&B Song of the Year was “Better Than I Imagined” by Robert Glasper, which featured artists H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello. Ndegeocello is bi.

Documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman won Best Music Film for their documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Song of My Voice. Epstein previously won Academy Awards for the films The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt. Friedman worked on the latter as well.

Lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow won Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook version of Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth about oil and gas industry corruption and the Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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