Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

Lady Gaga, right, and Mark Ronson perform "Shallow" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year.

The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been the Grammys' smallest audience in a decade.

Alicia Keys hosted the awards show, which last nearly four hours.

Generally the Grammys has reached between 20 and 30 million the past decade, with a high of 39.9 million in 2012 when it was held shortly after Whitney Houston's death.

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