The 2019 Grammy Awards

  • The 2019 Grammy Awards

The 2019 Grammy Awards

Canadians to watch at the show include Toronto's finest, Drake, with seven nominations.

Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves won multiple Grammys in the show's pre-telecast Sunday, a year after women were nearly muted at the 2018 awards show.

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.

Among the first to walk the red carpet was Camila Cabello, who will open the ceremony later.

"I gotta thank God, thank you for looking out for me". "This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future".

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up".

The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though.

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told the Associated Press that Grande, who is nominated for best pop vocal performance and best pop vocal album, declined to perform Sunday because she "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". She responded on Twitter and said she "can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken".

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

Grande added that she had offered to perform three different songs, but that the process, which she wrote should be "about art and honesty", wound up feeling like a game: "that's not what music is to me", she concluded.

"I just have to say, as a woman in music, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and a songwriter", Gaga said on stage at the time.

Grande is nominated for two awards and could miss the chance of giving a speech onstage if she wins.

It's nearly time for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! 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. 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.

"When they don't take home the big prize", he said, "the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad". Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will honor the late Aretha Franklin with a performance. The organization awards approximately 70 winners during the show's Premiere Ceremony at 1 p.m., which features categories such as producer of the year, best metal performance, best rap performance and best country song.

"I've been able to find zen moments leading up to all this".