Women top Grammys noms

Angelo Anderson
February 11, 2019

Singer Lady Gaga poses at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, January 27, 2019.

Hugh Jackman, an Emmy and Tony victor, won his first Grammy, picking up best compilation soundtrack for visual media for "The Greatest Showman".

Of course, there's one celeb who we're anxious to see.

Actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is among those to have apparently turned down the opportunity to perform at this year's Grammy Awards.

"If there´s a little girl waiting up late to see me sing on the Grammys, then I´m happy I´m here".

Dave Chappelle and "Weird Al" Yankovic picked up early awards ahead of the live show, which was scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m.

Keys told CBS news this year´s greater representation from women was "far overdue". That's in contrast to last year's ceremony, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage.

Citytv will go live at the 61st Grammys starting at 4PM PT / 7PM ET, available through an online live stream at Citytv.com/GRAMMYs and also on TV (check your local listings). "I am truly excited to be here hosting the Grammy Awards this year".

"Yes, we have so much more work to do, but this is a moment to be celebrated". Alicia Keys had the support of her love Swizz Beatz from the moment she stepped out on the starry night.

They are both up for album of the year, alongside Cardi B, H.E.R., Post Malone and Janelle Monae.

Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead this year's nominations, with eight and seven respectively.


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.

H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith are also up for best new artist.

Hopes that women would get their due comes 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. He later acknowledged that it was a "poor choice of words", and it forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity. This marks yet another rough year for the Grammys.

Brandi Carlile, who's already taken home three trophies, for best American roots performance and best American roots song for "The Joke", as well as best Americana album for By The Way, I Forgive You.

"It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you that i decided not to attend".

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

Carlile told the AP she stands "behind Ariana Grande's decision to stand up for herself and her art".

"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. "I am such a misfit", Carlile said, speaking about the difficulties of coming out as a lesbian in her teen years and never attending school dances. Other cinema winners included Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake for their Black Panther song "King's Dead" (shared with Anderson.Paak and his song "Bubblin"); Hugh Jackman (and various other artists) for The Greatest Showman's compilation soundtrack; and Ludwig Göransson, who composed the score soundtrack for the visual media of Black Panther; and Terence Blanchard won best instrumental composition for "Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)", which you may recognize as the main theme to Spike Lee's film BlacKkKKlansman. Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and one scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.

Drama has also surrounded the Grammys around its Motown Records tribute: Some people complained when a promo aired on CBS showing Jennifer Lopez as the act set to honor the legendary record label, which launched the careers of the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more.

"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".

A performance honoring the legacy of the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is also expected.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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