Kacey Musgraves Takes Home Grammy for Album of the Year for ‘Golden Hour’

kacey musgraves accepting grammy

It takes a lot to produce a chart-topper, but what about an entire album?

During tonight’s 61st annual Grammy Awards, Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves won the highly coveted award for Album of the Year.

The artist was up against Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B, By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile, Scorpion by Drake, H.E.R. by H.E.R., Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone, Dirty Computers by Janelle Monáe and Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar.

Album of the Year is one of the most sought-after Grammy categories for aspiring musicians, in addition to Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Not only does it solidify the winner as a well-rounded artist, but it also comes with bragging rights.

Previous recipients include 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, 25 and 21 by Adele, 1989 and Fearless by Taylor Swift, Morning Phase by Beck, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Babel by Mumford & Sons and The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

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