An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy, best pop vocal album for "Sweetener".
"It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you that i decided not to attend".
Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys.
Childish Gambino's searing "This is America" became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Lady Gaga dominated the early awards and former US first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the event.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and one scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.
The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though. "This is a business where sometimes, you know, it's up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from NY or anybody else or a brother from Houston.my brother Travis [Scott]".
Tori Kelly, who debuted on the music scene as a pop singer, won two awards for her first gospel album.
Carlile won three honours in the Americana category and will compete for the three biggest awards during the live show: album, song and record of the year.
After mentioning that he definitely did not think he would win the award for "God's Plan", Drake said he wanted to take a moment to talk directly to the kids who want to become musicians and his peers.
When asked soon after the show about the lack of female winners, academy president Neil Portnow said women needed to "step up" - now-infamous words that instantly drew outrage, and which he said were taken out of context.
As for other ways to watch the Grammys, you can also tune into American network CBS. Drake's "Nice for What" lost to Anderson Paak's "Bubblin"' and Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake's "King's Dead", from the "Black Panther" soundtrack.
Some complained that a black artist should be involved in the tribute, while others said stronger vocalists should perform over Lopez. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. also in contention. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.
Alicia Keys hosts the 2019 Grammy Awards, which will features such performers as Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Janelle Monae, Dolly Parton, Yolanda Adams, Travis Scott, Katy Perry and Diana Ross.
A performance honoring the legacy of the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is also expected.