News 11 february — 11:58

Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves dominate Grammys

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Dua Lipa won best new artist, and Kacey Musgraves took home album of the year at a female-first Grammy Awards, BBC reports.

Musgraves won four prizes in total for Golden Hour, her critically-acclaimed third album, which blends country with elements of psychedelia.

She dedicated the award to "my sweet husband" with whom she fell in love as she recorded the album.

Dua said she was "nervous and grateful" as she accepted her award, one of the night's four biggest prizes.

The 23-year-old said she was "honoured" to be "included with so many female artists" in the category, adding: "I guess this year we've really stepped up."

The comment was a dig at Grammys president Neil Portnow, who last year tried to deflect criticism of the lack of female winners by saying women needed to "step up" in order to be considered.

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