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The superstar sang the whole song, typically a duet, by herself, while head banging and dancing around the stage with a jewel-encrusted microphone stand. Channeling her A Star Is Born persona Ally, Gaga sang directly into the camera while Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the song, played guitar. Writers Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt were also part of her band onstage.
Bradley Cooper, who sings with Gaga on the smash hit, was not present at the Grammys as he was representing A Star Is Born at the BAFTA Awards in London, where the film was up for seven awards and won for best original song.
Gaga was up for five Grammys, with four nominations for “Shallow” (record of the year, song of the year, best pop duo/group performance and best song written for visual media) and one for the song “Joanne” (best pop solo performance). She racked up two wins before the kudocast even aired, with best song for visual media and best pop solo performance. Gaga also took home the first award of the live show, sharing best pop duo honors (“Shallow”) with Cooper.
Ronson, a five-time Grammy winner, was nominated three times this year: song of the year (“Shallow”), best song written for visual media (“Shallow”) and best dance recording (“Silk City” by Dua Lipa feat. Diplo and Ronson).
Although Cooper was not a part of the Grammy performance, he is set to join Gaga at the upcoming Oscars for a live rendition of the song. The two recently performed “Shallow” together at one of Gaga’s Las Vegas residency shows, when the actor and director made a surprise appearance.
The 2019 Grammys, which aired live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles, were hosted by Alicia Keys.
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