Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ

  • Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ

Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ

Women are also hoping to get their due after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them past year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.

This year, Academy voters did pass on nominating perennial favourites like Taylor Swift for the top three prizes of Album, Record and Song of the Year, relegating pop stars who reigned in years prior to lesser categories.

"This is going to be a special Grammys". "It was when my creativity [and] self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend".

The Times' latest story, which was published on February 7, suggests the artists' rejection may have stemmed from a longstanding tension between the Recording Academy and the hip-hop community. Gambino also received a number of nominations, including Song of the Year for his work on "This Is America".

Six of the best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. It's great that the Academy nominated Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Brandi Carlile-who is openly gay-for album of the year. "I see you", Monae said.

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.

The Recording Academy has made an effort to diversify its membership amid complaints that the Grammys are not an even playing field for minority and women artists.

Lamar leads this year with eight nominations, followed by Drake who has seven.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

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. 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. In what is sure to be a Grammy moment to remember, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and Andra Day will honor the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Musgraves, also nominated for best country album, song and performance, said she's been trying to relax this week ahead of the show.

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