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

The 2019 Grammy Awards

The 2019 Grammy Awards

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.

She also won the first award of the night, best pop duo/group performance, for "Shallow", which she performed with Bradley Cooper.

Drake won the Best Rap Song Award for "God's Plan" at the 61st Grammys Awards, and his acceptance speech came with a bit of controversy.

Kacey Musgraves has won two golden gramophones so far: "Space Cowboy" was voted best country song by the Recording Academy, while "Butterflies" won best country solo performance. Check out the full winners list now!

"I'm not gonna be able to wear any makeup tonight", she tweeted.

Already off to a good start, Gaga absolutely needed to jump off of Twitter after sharing these tear-filled (emoji) tweets so she could pull herself together for the ceremony itself.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

Grammy organisers this year expanded the top four categories - album, record, song of the year, and best new artist - to eight nominees from five in a bid to diversify the contest. "So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you'll find it right there".

What will the final speech from Neil Portnow - who caused more than a little consternation previous year when he said women needed to "step up" in order to secure broader inclusion - contain? The song is also nominated for an Oscar - Best Original. "He's over in the United Kingdom, I know he wants to be here, Bradley, I love singing this song with you".

Rapper Kendrick Lamar - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his album "DAMN." but has yet to snare a Grammy for Album of the Year - earned eight nods while Canadian rapper Drake snagged seven. As much as it is about me, it's not just about me. A study released by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative days before the ceremony found that of the 899 individuals who had been nominated for the previous six shows, 90.7 percent were men.

There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.

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