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Aussies, Musgraves, Gambino win Grammys

By AAP Newswire

Keith Urban and Gold Coast pro-surfer turned DJ Paul "Fish" Fisher have missed out on Grammy Awards, but a couple of fellow Australians joined Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Drake and other titans of the music industry as winners.

American country music star Kacey Musgraves, winner of Best Album for Golden Hour, and rapper Childish Gambino, the Best Record and Best Song victor for This Is America, dominated music's night of nights on Sunday.

Sarah Aarons, a prolific 24-year-old Melbourne songwriter, was in the running for Song of the Year, for Zedd's hit The Middle, but was trumped by Childish Gambino.

"I don't even know what to say," a stunned Musgrave who upset Drake, Post Malone, Cardi B and Brandi Carlile for Best Album told the audience inside downtown Los Angeles' Staples Center.

"It was so unbelievable to be in a category with such gigantic albums."

An eclectic bunch of Australians rolled up to the ceremony.

In a battle of the Aussies, Perth drummer Paul Mabury won a Grammy ahead of Australian Christian band For King & Country.

Mabury, Lauren Daigle and Jason Ingram were victors for best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song for You Say.

For King & Country, led by Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, were nominated in the category for their hit Joy.

Australian director Alan Hicks won the Best Music Film award for the movie, Quincy, about music giant Quincy Jones.

Hugh Jackman's soundtrack for the musical movie The Greatest Showman won the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.

Urban, a past winner of four Grammys, was nominated for Best Solo Country Performance for Parallel Line.

Musgraves was the winner for Butterflies.

Musgraves cleaned up the country categories, also picking up wins for Best Country Album for Golden Hour and Best Country Song for Space Cowboy.

Fisher was nominated for Best Dance Recording for his hit Losing It and lost out to Silk City duo Mark Ronson and Diplo for Electricity.

Melbourne-born New Age musician Lisa Gerrard was nominated for Best New Age Album for Hiraeth and the gong was won by Opium Moon for their self-titled album.

Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist, Grande collected her Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy for Sweetener and Drake won Best Rap Song for God's Plan.

Lady Gaga took Best Pop Solo Performance for Where Do You Think You're Goin? and for Shallow, her hit with A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper, she claimed Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Pop/Duo Performance.