Grammys the latest casualty of this tumultuous award season

Grammys the latest casualty of this tumultuous award season

Fifteen-time Grammy Award victor Alicia Keys will host the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as nominees wait to find out who will take home the win for popular awards like record of the year and album of the year. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude..." she tweeted after her win for A Star Is Born was announced.

The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday. "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. So it was somewhat of a surprise when the Toronto rapper took the stage at tonight's Grammys to accept the award for Best Rap Song.

Along with Best Alternative Album, Colors was also awarded with a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. We just won our first of Grammy nominations for the night.

To help combat the Grammys' much-discussed diversity problem, the Recording Academy expanded the major categories to eight nominees each - so now that the field is wider than ever, expect some upsets.

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated last year, but this year she is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist. "So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you'll find it right there".

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The Rich Energy CEO would be hoping that things don't pan out to be in the same way for the team on the track. The American outfit brings back the black and gold colour scheme that reflects its new title sponsor.

"Shallow" is still up in three other categories, including Record of the Year.

"What I plan to do is let every woman who is nominated, who is here this weekend, know that from the red carpet to the stage, win or lose, I have your back". She responded on Twitter and said she "can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken". I sang that version in one take, & poured my entire life & soul into it. Thank you so much for this gift I am completely shocked. Despite receiving eight nominations that year - the most of anyone - he went home empty-handed.

The artiste's win is his first in a major Grammy category and fourth overall, after his hit Redbone won the prize for Best Traditional R&B Performance previous year.

Diana Ross, who used her performance to mark her 75th birthday, also got the crowd up with hands in the air.

There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.

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