LIVE from the GRAMMYs red carpet in Los Angeles, host Tracy Moore chats with the night's biggest artists and nominees while music correspondent Devo Brown and fashion correspondent Lauren Howe break down the night's hottest tracks and looks.
Monae hosted the Friday brunch alongside Instagram to celebrate her Grammy nominations, including album of the year for her groundbreaking release, "Dirty Computer". ("Tell the Grammys fuck that 0-for-8 shit/ Have you ever seen the crowd goin' apeshit?") Kanye West has won a staggering 21 Grammys, yet not a single one of them for album of the year.
With regard to attendance, pop acts Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift will both be notably absent from this year's awards show. "I relax more ... when I know that I am supported by other women ... and I feel like I can do anything".
Drake, Lamar, and Gambino's refusal to perform on Sunday is understandable given the Grammys' historically tumultuous relationship with hip-hop.
Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke".
Additionally, current nominee Dua Lipa will perform with St. Vincent. "As much as I'm nominated, I would not be anything without the village of women who are walking into their truth", she said. After last year's testosterone-filled broadcast (and Recording Academy Chief Executive Niel Portnow's asinine suggestion that women need to "step up" in order to win more awards), the Academy recruited 900 new voters, expanded its major categories from five nominees to eight, and created a task force to identify unconscious biases that may affect the Grammys' voting process.More news: Reality About Justin Bieber Divorce And Selena Gomez Secret Assembly Rumors
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Ironically, in their quest to preserve some fabled bastion of old, white credibility, the Grammys have alienated numerous artists who are redefining the future of popular music, critically and commercially.
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".
For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site.
Kendrick's eight nominations lead the pack in 2019. "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", Grande wrote on Twitter. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".
We earlier reported that pop sensation, Ariana Grande will not be attending or performing at the 2019 Grammy awards slated to hold on February 10 in Los Angeles. Regardless, the performers are Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Chloe x Halle, Mark Ronson and Dan + Shay. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will honor the late Aretha Franklin with a performance.