How to Watch the 2019 Grammys Online

Report: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

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. Even Grammy darling Taylor Swift, whose Reputation is only nominated for best pop vocal album, likely will miss the ceremony because she's in London filming Cats, the ideal icing on this big, dumb cake. ("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. 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. "The difficulties that our voters have every year is that there are so many excellent recordings, and I think this year that number increased even more".

The music world will hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Grammys, with a wider selection of nominees - led by hip-hop royalty and a bevy of talented women - up for the top prizes. Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You" and H.E.R.'s self-titled album are also in contention.

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke". The 8-time Grammy victor will herself take to the stage for a special performance.

Ariana Grande, with two nominations in the pop field, pulled out of the show late last week after a dispute with producers over which songs she would perform. "This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future".

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. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site. 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. Legendary singer Diana Ross will also perform to celebrate her 75th birthday and musical achievements.

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