Childish Gambino made history at the Grammys as "This Is America" became the first ever rap song to take home Song of the Year and Record of the Year Grammys.
The song beat out competition from "This Is America" Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars," ft SZA, 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.”
Gambino did not attend the ceremony to accept his award.
Just last week, longtime producer of the GRAMMYs, Ken Ehrlich complained about Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Childish Gambino all turning down offers to perform at this year's event.
Speaking in an interview with the New York Times, he said:
“The fact of the matter is, we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world,” said Ehrlich.
“When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad.”