Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Brandi Carlile, the folk singer nominated for six Grammys including album, song and record of the year, looked to Monae and said: "Girl, I would vote you into presidency".

Untouchable pop star Ariana Grande - who dropped her highly anticipated album Thank U, Next just before the Grammys - slammed producer Ken Ehrlich over her decision not to perform, suggested he was "lying" about her readiness. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so. Pop singer Ariana Grande recently tweeted that she pulled out of performing this year due to a creative disagreement with its producers, while rappers Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), Drake and Kendrick Lamar all reportedly turned down offers from the show, which has a fraught history with hip-hop artists. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

The winners of the 61st Grammy Awards will be announced on 10 February 2019, and fans in South Africa will be able to watch the fancy ceremony on DStv. The site will also host a live stream of red carpet arrivals starting at 5/4c. Parton is also being honored with performances of her classic hits, with help from Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. Gaga is set to perform her hit single "Shallow" alongside Mark Ronson, with whom she collaborated on the song for her film A Star Is Born.

The GRAMMYs have a stacked line up of performers including Cardi B, Travis Scott, and Post Malone, but could it have been even crazier?

Meanwhile, Andra Day, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia will join forces for an Aretha Franklin tribute performance, and Diana Ross will celebrate herself with a special 75th birthday performance.

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Walking onto a stage in Lawrence to the tunes of Dolly Parton's "Nine to Five", the MA senator made her announcement Saturday morning.

South Africans will be happy to know that The Soweto Gospel Choir has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.

Among those participating in the ceremony are prior GRAMMY winners John Mayer, Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz, and Meghan Trainor. In addition to other general field categories, Glover, Drake and Lamar all earned record of the year nominations for This Is America, God's Plan and All the Stars, respectively.

Kendrick Lamar though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to "Uptown Funk" crooner, Bruno Mars.

It's unclear if they will attend the show. H.E.R.is also up for Best New Artist against Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

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