Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Grammys 2019: See all the red carpet arrivals

Grammys 2019: See all the red carpet arrivals

But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.

"The performance is based off of my grandma's childhood, and I have my family in the performance", she said on the red carpet.

"Americana music is the island of misfit toys. I see you", Monae said.

"To be embraced by this enduring and loving community has been the dance of a lifetime".

Twitter has been abuzz with news of the public disagreement between Ariana Grande and Grammy producers. We just won our first of Grammy nominations for the night.

But industry drama was threatening the evening gals, with a number of superstars declining to take part in the glitzy concert portion at the Staples Center.

Miley Cyrus: Cyrus recently married actor Liam Hemsworth and was nominated for best pop vocal album in 2014 for "Bangerz".

Other early awards included The Greatest Showman, which won best soundtrack; and best music video, which went to Childish Gambino's incendiary This Is America. Additionally, Jennifer Lopez will take the stage for a Motown tribute, although some have criticized the decision to pick a non-black singer for the performance - especially during Black History Month - when artists like Ross, Stevie Wonder or Gladys Knight could have been chosen. "I came out of the closet at 15 years old when I was in high school, and I can assure you that I was never invited to any parties and never got to attend a dance".

The brazen comment drew outrage and prompted the executive, Neil Portnow, to say he would resign when his contract expires this summer.

Hosted by 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys, this year's broadcast features performances by Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes and rapper Cardi B.

Gaga's hit song "Shallow" from the movie "A Star is Born" took the Grammy for best song written for visual media, while her "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Going)" won for pop solo performance.

Legendary singer Diana Ross will also perform to celebrate her 75th birthday and musical achievements.

Keys told CBS news this year´s greater representation from women was "far overdue".

Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin.

She hailed the importance "particularly for women to have our seat at the table, to represent the fact that we are so here and so incredible and we are the creators of our music".

Will you be watching the ceremony live or on CBS on via a streaming network?

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