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BMG And Penguin Random House Celebrate Twelve Grammy Awards

At the Grammy Awards gala on Sunday evening, BMG artists and songwriters were thrilled to take home a total of eleven awards. Lainey Wilson won the Grammy for Best Country Album, and pop star Kylie Minogue scored kudos for “Padam Padam.” Another Grammy award went to Michelle Obama for her audiobook “The Light We Carry,” published by Penguin Random House.

It was the biggest night of the year for the international music industry: On Sunday evening, this year's Grammy Awards, some of the world’s most important music prizes, were presented in Los Angeles. Nine artists and songwriters signed to BMG came away with a total of eleven awards. And their colleagues at Penguin Random House Audio also had reason to celebrate: former First Lady Michelle Obama was honored in the “Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording” category for the audiobook edition of “The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times,” which she also narrated. This is Mrs. Obama's second Grammy.

Highlights for BMG included the awards for BBR Music Group singer Lainey Wilson, who won Best Country Album for “Bell Bottom Country”, and for BMG songwriter Victoria Monét, who was named Best New Artist. BMG star Kylie Minogue was also honored: 20 years after her first Grammy, she received another award for Best Pop Dance Recording with “Padam Padam.” Director Brett Morgen received a “Best Music Film” award for “Moonage Daydream,” the BMG music film about David Bowie.

BMG and Penguin Random House had entered the race for the 66th Grammy Awards with 34 and three nominations, respectively.

Overview of BMG and Penguin Random House Grammy Winners 

Best Pop Dance Recording
„Padam Padam“ - Kylie Minogue (R)

Best Country Album
„Bell Bottom Country“ – Lainey Wilson (R)

Best Music Film
„Moonage Daydream“ (David Bowie)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
„Jaguar II“ – Victoria Monét (P)

Best Country Song  
„White Horse“ – co-written by Dan Wilson (P)

Best Contemporary Blues Album
„Blood Harmony“ - Larkin Poe (P)

Best Roots Gospel Album
„Echoes of the South“ – Blind Boys of Alabama (P)

Best R&B Album
„Jaguar II“ – Victoria Monét (P)

Best Rap Song
„Scientists & Engineers“ – co-written by DJ Paul and Dion "No I.D." Wilson (P)

Best Alternative Jazz Album
„The Omnichord Real Book“ – Meshell Ndegeocello (P)

Best New Artist
Victoria Monét (P)

Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording
„The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times“ – Michelle Obama