The 61st annual Grammy Awards are happening today and we're ready to bring you all of the action live as it happens.
Cardi B performs during Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S., December 7, 2018.
Carlile was emotional as she accepted the GRAMMY after her first win, and talked about her hard high school experience growing up after she came out as a teen.
Because yes, the red carpet is just as big of a deal as the show itself. The Soweto Gospel Choir has received five Grammy nominations and won two over the last couple of years. He is posthumously nominated for Best Record Performance for his song, 'When Bad Does Good'. Black Panther won an early Grammy Award for best score soundtrack for visual media in advance of Sunday night's awards ceremony.
But the larger field makes predicting a victor harder than usual. "I feel like we are truly part of a celebration, bringing the light, bringing the energy and continuing to make the statement that music is such an important part of all of our lives", she said in a press preview on February 7, according to Rolling Stone. Producer Boi-1da and Americana singer Brandi Carlile are behind them with six apiece.
Carlile told the AP she stands "behind Ariana Grande's decision to stand up for herself and her art".
Alicia Keys will be hosting the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this year. And, well, let's just say there aren't a lot of "who is Drake" and "who is Kendrick Lamar" articles being written for tonight. This week Ariana Grande blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and accused him of lying about why she was no longer performing at the show. Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and one scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.
She vowed this year's performances would be the "sickest" yet and feature of-the-moment stars like Lady Gaga and Cardi B as well as icons like country legend Dolly Parton and disco icon Diana Ross, who will take the stage for a Motown tribute.
Rapper 21 Savage, who is featured on Post Malone's record of the year contender "Rockstar", will also be absent after he was arrested in Atlanta last week on immigration violation charges.
A performance honouring the legacy of the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is also expected.