Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino Denied Grammy Performances

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Stick right here as we live blog the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, including all of the winners (starting at noon for the pre-telecast winners, on through to Album of the Year and Best New Artist), the best performances (from Cardi B to Lady Gaga) and all of the memorable moments from host Alicia Keys and so many A-list presenters: BTS!

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said many hip-hop artists feel "alienated" at the awards show, thanks in major part because hip-hop projects often lose in major categories.

Also nominated three times this year, Scott is up for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Sicko Mode" as well as Best Rap Album for Astroworld.

The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences.

"There's great respect that is deserved to women and you will see that live embodied on Sunday". The Soweto Gospel Choir has received five Grammy nominations and won two over the last couple of years.

It looks like the Grammy Awards will be embroiled in drama, yet again.

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This year's nominees mark a departure from the 2018 Grammys, where Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticized when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories.

Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the Grammys this year. "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", Grande wrote on Twitter. "It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

As for the awards, Lamar leads this year's nominations with a total of eight nods, including album of the year for the "Black Panther" soundtrack followed closely by Drake who scored seven nominations.

"It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported".

The event is expected to be one of the biggest musical nights of the year with an impressive lineup of performances.

A live stream of the show is also available to CBS All Access subscribers. Other artists announced to perform on the broadcast include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and Ricky Martin. "And I am not hung up on what happens or doesn't happen", she said.

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