Childish Gambino on Sunday grabbed his fourth Grammy of the night, the coveted Record of the Year prize for best overall song, for his politically charged hit “This Is America.”
The trap gospel song packed with social commentary from Childish Gambino — the alter ego of actor and recording artist Donald Glover — beat fellow category heavyweights Drake, Cardi B and Lady Gaga to nab the award.
Childish Gambino did not attend Sunday’s ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Earlier, he won Grammys for Song of the Year (best songwriting), Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Performance
Also, English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa bested a crowded field of female talent to take home the Grammy for Best New Artist.
The synth-pop star beat out fellow Londoner Jorja Smith along with rising pop singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and the enigmatic R&B performer H.E.R.
Lipa’s breakthrough came in 2016 with her first global hit “Hotter than Hell,” which she followed with “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” which busted into the US Billboard Hot 100.