Alicia Keys at the Grammys: Brings Out Michelle Obama in Surprise Appearance

Alicia Keys at the Grammys: Brings Out Michelle Obama in Surprise Appearance

Audra Mae, a Putnam City High School graduate, co-wrote songs tied into three Grammy nods: "Fall in Line", by Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, nominated for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance; "Didn't I", a track from Kelly Clarkson's "Meaning of Life", nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album; and "Church", a track from Fall Out Boy's "M A N I A", nominated for Best Rock Album.

"Grammy voters are less concerned with commercial success and more concerned with the work as a whole", she said.

Soon after, Lady Gaga would return to the stage to accept the night's first broadcasted prize for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow".

Monae hosted the Friday brunch alongside Instagram to celebrate her Grammy nominations, including album of the year for her groundbreaking release, "Dirty Computer". She also performed at last year's show with Bruno Mars. "Know that I support you - win or lose", Monae said.

"I would love to just ensure the peace and the good energy in the room, so that we can all feel the true blessing: to be able to have the gift of music as our universal language".

Kacey Musgraves: The country singer already has two Grammy awards under her belt.

Six of the best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

Afghan politicians & Taliban hold talks in Moscow to end war
US -led forces in 2001 toppled the hardline Taliban for harboring the al Qaeda militants responsible for the September 11 attacks. He said that "when the American forces announce the withdrawal of their troops" there could be further "intra-Afghan dialogue".

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.

The Grammy Awards air live on CBS on February 10, at 5:00 p.m.

There'll be more news to come tonight.

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

For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins. Several big stars are not attending the Grammys, including Grande, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, the top nominee with eight, and Drake, nominated for seven awards.

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.

Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin.

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