Women Dominate Grammy Nominations

11 February, 2019, 03:29 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Rihanna during the arrivals at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Award

Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: Gaga, Carlile, rapper Cardi B and pop futurist Janelle Monae are among the frontrunners.

The 29-year-old was performing her hit song "Meant To Be" at a Spotify's Best New Artist Party at the Hammer Museum in LA when she noticed no one was singing along, so the pissed-off pop star snapped.

The music world hit the red carpet Sunday for the Grammys, with hip-hop royalty and a bevy of talented women leading the pack - and early awards going to top nominees Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile.

The main performers for this year includes Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Chloe x Halle and Travis Scott.

"As you go on that red carpet, as you take the stage, as you are with your teams and you're dealing with that anxiety and that pressure and you're feeling like you're falling into competition with your fellow women and sisters, know that that's not what this is about". The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday.

There'll be more news to come tonight.

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.

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An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the Grammys show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy best pop vocal album for "Sweetener".

On Thursday, Grande broke her silence and shot back at Ehrlich in a series of tweets. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more", she continued.

"And I feel like it's a time in this country when women need to support each other and their decisions".

Kacey Musgraves has won two golden gramophones so far: "Space Cowboy" was voted best country song by the Recording Academy, while "Butterflies" won best country solo performance. The nominations are dominated by Drake and Kendrick Lamar, with eight and seven nods, respectively.

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 Jackson 5, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more.

Songstress Alicia Keys, a 15-time Grammy victor, is set to host Sunday's televised ceremony - the first woman to do so in 14 years. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will honor the late Aretha Franklin with a performance. "And I am not hung up on what happens or doesn't happen", she said. I worked too hard for this moment.

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