2019 Grammy Awards sees Invasion of Privacy in the year of Childish Gambino, Dua Lipa and Cardi B

The Grammy Awards show is a massive concert that is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. The 2019 Awards show was hosted by Alicia Keys, who has won more than a dozen Grammys herself.

2019 Grammy Awards sees Invasion of Privacy in the year of Childish Gambino, Dua Lipa and Cardi B

The world’s best musicians art and talent is on show, but this 61st Grammy was also a record-setting night for other artists. Even the Former President of the United States of America’s Wife and First Lady Michelle Obama was on hand to celebrate the best music the world has to offer at the start of the festivities.

So who were the notable winners?

2019 Grammy Awards – The year of Childish Gambino, Dua Lipa and Cardi B’s

Dua Lipa, one of my favourite breakout British Artist, won Best New Artist for 2019…..love her gown and acceptance speech.

Childish Gambino’s poignant song “This is America” collected Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” won best rap album, the biggest shocker of the night, making her the first solo female artist…like ever…to achieve this milestone.

Here is Cardi B’s song “Money” from that same album.

Clearly this was a breakout year for women (Geoghegan, K, Savage, M., 2019 February), with Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour” collecting the Grammy for Album Of The Year and even Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper duo copping the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

The Grammy’s – The List of Awards and Winners

Now for the complete list (Brown, 2019, February 11) of winners:


Album Of The Year: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Record Of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Song Of The Year:  “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:  “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Country Album: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album: “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “My Way,” Willie Nelson

Best Rap Performance: “King’s Dead,” Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake / “Bubblin,” Anderson .Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance:  “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Rap Song: “God’s Plan,” Drake

Best Rap Album: “Invasion Of Privacy,” Cardi B

Best Rock Performance: “When Bad Does Good,” Chris Cornell

Best Metal Performance: “Electric Messiah,” High On Fire

Best Rock Song: “Masseduction,” St. Vincent

Best Alternative Music Album: “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” Arctic Monkeys

Best Rock Album: “From The Fires,” Greta Van Fleet

Best R&B Performance: “Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand,” Leon Bridges

Best R&B Song: “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

Best Country Song: “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Best Country Solo Performance: “Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Everything Is Love,” The Carters

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Steve Gadd Band,” Steve Gadd Band

Best R&B Album Winner: H.E.R.

Best Dance Recording: “Electricity,” Silk City & Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson

Best Dance/Electronic Album: “Woman Worldwide,” Justice

Best New Age Album: “Opium Moon,” Opium Moon

Best Comedy Album: “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation,” Dave Chappelle

Best Remixed Recording: “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix),” Haim

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: “The Greatest Showman,” Hugh Jackman and various artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: “Black Panther,” Ludwig Göransson

Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Recording Package: “Masseduction,” St. Vincent

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic,” Weird Al Yankovic

Best Album Notes: “Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:  Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Music Film: “Quincy,” Quincy Jones

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Don’t Fence Me In,” John Daversa

Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Window, Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: “Emanon,” The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca Artists

Best Latin Jazz Album: “Back To The Sunset,” Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Never Alone,” Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “You Say,” Lauren Daigle

Best Gospel Album: “Hiding Place,” Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Look Up Child,” Lauren Daigle

Best Roots Gospel Album: “Unexpected,” Jason Crabb

Best Latin Pop Album: “Sincera,” Claudia Brant

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: “Aztlán,” Zoé

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): “¡México Por Siempre!,” Luis Miguel

Best Tropical Latin Album: “Anniversary,” Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best American Roots Performance: “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song: “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

Best Americana Album: “By The Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile

Best Bluegrass Album: “The Travelin’ Mccourys,” The Travelin’ Mccourys

Best Traditional Blues Album: “The Blues Is Alive And Well,” Buddy Guy

Best Contemporary Blues Album: “Please Don’t Be Dead,” Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album: “All Ashore,” Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album: “No ‘Ane’I,” Kalani Pe’a

Best Reggae Album: “44/876,” Sting and Shaggy

Best World Music Album: “Freedom,” Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Children’s Album:  “All The Sounds,” Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): “Faith – A Journey For All,” Jimmy Carter

Best Musical Theater Album: “The Band’s Visit,” Original Broadway Cast

Best Instrumental Composition: “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil),” Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella: “Stars And Stripes Forever,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca Artists

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals: “Spiderman Theme,” Randy Waldman featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter

Best Historical Album: Voices Of Mississippi: “Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: “Colors,” Beck

Best Immersive Audio Album: “Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition,” The Alan Parsons Project

Best Engineered Album, Classical: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony Orchestra

Producer Of The Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris Nelsons

Best Opera Recording: “Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs,” Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edward Parks and Jessica E. Jones

Best Choral Performance: “Mcloskey: Zealot Canticles,” Donald Nally

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Anderson, Laurie: Landfall,” Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Kernis: Violin Concerto,” James Ehnes

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: “Songs Of Orpheus” – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi, Karim Sulayman

Best Classical Compendium: “Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush,” Joann Falletta

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Kernis: Violin Concerto,” James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony

See you next year at the Grammy’s in 2020!!!



  1. Geoghegan, K, Savage, M. (2019, 11 February ). Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Kacey Musgraves dominate. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47193769
  2. Brown, S. (2019, February 11) Winners of Grammy Awards 2019: The full list. Retrieved from https://www.cnet.com/news/winners-of-grammy-awards-2019-the-full-list

How Jamaicans can get free copies of New Scientist Magazine

Are you an avid reader of the New Scientist Magazine?

It’s a great set of magazines to read and I love reading them as well. I also collect the *.pdf versions and I have them on offer here for free.

As new editions come out I will update this page so that you can continue to download them for free. Just click on the image link below to download.

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How Samsung Health 6.0 helps you to achieve and exceed health goals

“At Samsung, we are committed to empowering users with the tools to manage their own health and well-being. We’re proud to deliver a service that continues to redefine the health and fitness experience, with new features to help our users to achieve and exceed their health goals.”

SVP and Head of the Health Service Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, Peter Koo, commenting on Samsung Health 6.0

Samsung is seeking to make us take more interest in our health. Now with over 65 million monthly active users worldwide, Samsung Health’s next iteration delivers a more personalized digital health platform.

Samsung Electronics announced a new version of the Samsung Health app, Samsung Health 6.0, in October 2018. Since its launch in 2012, “S Health”, a basic nutrition and fitness tracker available on select Galaxy smartphones, has grown to “Samsung Health,” a comprehensive digital health platform.

It now includes interactive health features – such as telemedicine, competitions and personalized tips – across a broad range of Samsung and non-Samsung devices.

Now incarnated as Samsung Health 6.0, this latest iteration included the following changes:

1. Updated health and fitness tools
2. A new UI
3. Increased personalization to empower users to take greater control of their health and wellness.

So is Samsung Health 6.0 app worth a download on your Samsung smartphone?

Samsung Health 6.0 – More Interactive and Personalized Content Built Around You

With an updated user experience, more user-friendly visual design and new features, Samsung Health 6.0 is more intuitive, interactive, personalized and easier to navigate.

Taking user feedback and the latest design trends into consideration, the Samsung Health home screen is now simplified, categorized and prioritized according to the user’s personal needs and habits, so that users can quickly view and access preferred features.

The improved ‘Together’ tab now allows users to share photos and celebrate fitness milestones and achievements with friends all within the app.

Users can also connect with Samsung’s community of users around the world to exchange texts and photos. They can compare achievements and encourage each other to do more to reach wellness goals together by participating in the monthly ‘Global Challenge’.

The updated ‘Discover2’ tab provides a more tailored user experience, allowing users to easily find health-related content – including articles, programs and partner apps – based on their interests and level of fitness.

Additionally, users can now purchase wearables, accessories, and health-related goods and services all within the platform.

Samsung Health ecosystem – SDKs for app and web service integration

Samsung Health is also committed to strengthening its collaboration with partners to expand its digital health ecosystem and provide the best experience to users.

Samsung Health now supports a complete set of SDKs for app and web service integration. This enables strategic partners to expand their services and enhance user experience.

With the latest user interface and updated ‘Discover’ feature, users can find services quickly and easily, giving partners enhanced visibility of their apps, products, and content.

Samsung Health on Samsung Smartwatches – the Ultimate Fitness Companion

The newly enhanced Samsung Health interface on Samsung wearables and smartwatches features more at-a-glance information, a workout countdown, GPS and heart rate tracking information, all available with the tap of a button.

With the latest update, users can now choose from 39 different exercises and track their fitness progress when they pair with a Samsung wearable device or smartwatch.

The latest Samsung smartwatch, Galaxy Watch, also allows the application to detect one of the 39 different exercises, and record data even when users switch between activities – such as from running to cycling – tracking the entire workout from start to finish.

Users can get more out of their Samsung smartwatch, even when the workout is over, with Samsung Health’s new wellness and stress management features. With ‘Sleep Stage Detection,’ users can track their sleep cycles to improve sleep habits.

Users can also manage stress in real-time through heart rate and heart rate variability monitoring, as well as with a guided breathing exercise program.

Samsung Health’s Telehealth Offerings Put You in Control

Samsung Health strives to provide more intuitive and accessible healthcare options for consumers globally. Samsung Health includes ‘Symptom Checker’ and ‘Ask an Expert6,’ within a single application, allow users to:

1. Access medical information
2. Look up symptoms
3. Manage prescriptions
4. Chat live with certified doctors

Additionally, Samsung Health has built a partner ecosystem with well-known health brands, like Babylon (UK) and American Well (US), creating many more ways for users to improve their health and well-being.

The latest Samsung Health 6.0 app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Apps.

Here’s the link:

Samsung Health 6.0 app on the Google Play Store

Samsung Health 6.0 app Information

Samsung Evolutions of AI and IoT Technologies at CES 2019

At CES 2019, Samsung Electronics showcased innovative ways that its latest AI and IoT technologies simplify daily life.

It started on Monday, January 7 at 14:00 (PST) with a press conference at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay South Convention Center.

Those who won’t be able to make it to the event can still catch all the exciting announcements as show below:

So what will Samsung be showcasing?

Samsung CES 2019 – AI and IoT to connect our lives

Held on Level 2, Ballrooms G and H, the press conference is open to all credentialed members of the media who possess a CES badge.

These include brand new applications for AI and IoT as reported in Samsung C-Lab AI Products and CES 2019 Innovation Awards Startups http://geezam.com/samsung-c-lab-ai-products-and-ces-2019-innovation-awards-startups/

There will also be new ways to make AI do more, as well as new devices that place AI and IoT at the center of users’ connected lives.



JustBet Mobile makes Pre-game and live winnings go to NCB Quisk account

We wanted to offer new and existing players the convenience benefit of being able to place bets from the comfort of their home, offices or while on the go.”

JustBet Brand Manager, Danielle Douglas, commenting on the launch of JustBet’s Mobile web-based application system

Back in September 2018, JustBet officially launched their mobile platform. Now with a Quisk account, you can place wagers via the new JustBet Mobile web-based application system.

This is yet another use of mobile money that may see it go more mainsteam, as it makes betting from your smartphone more convenience and flexibility to quote JustBet Brand Manager, Danielle Douglas: “Once you have registered and have a NCB Quisk account, you can carry out the entire betting transaction online. There is absolutely no need to come into one of our stores to top up or claim prizes, everything can be carried out on the new mobile platform”.

JustBet Mobile is powered by Supreme Venture’s global technology partners, Intralot and NCB Quisk. Along with Supreme Venture 100 physical locations islandwide, avid fans and JustBet aficionados can now bet from their comfort of the most convenient device in their hand.

JustBet Mobile Betting Options – Pre-game, live as winnings go to your NCB Quisk account

The mobile option is not a watered down version of the JusBet website. Rather it offer additional functionality that the website doesn’t offer, such as:

  • Real time odds updates
  • Pre-game Betting options
  • Live betting options

Best of all, once you win, your prizemoney is send directly to your NCB Quisk account. They can then withdraw their winnings from any NCB ABM island-wide.

Upgrades are in the offing from Supreme Ventures, who are moving towards to making more of their games mobile, to quote Assistance Vice President, Corporate Communications, Simone Clarke-Cooper: “We are forging ahead with moving our gaming services to mobile and the JustBet mobile platform is part of that push. We recognize the need for user convenience and accessibility and going mobile will provide this to all our gamers here and elsewhere”.

So you can watch the game from your couch and literally bet on the game as it occurs, to quote Ms. Douglas: “Bet, watch the match, and then bet again during the match if you desire”.

Persons can visit http://www.justbetja.com/getstarted for more information on how to sign up for a JustBet Mobile betting account.