It all began when Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told The Associated Press in an article published Thursday that by the time Grande and those running the show reached the point where a performance felt possible, she decided against it because she felt it was "too late for her to pull something together". Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so.
Other areas show hip-hop royal Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer SZA, both nominated for several honors for their collab "All the Stars", sitting side-by-side. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".
"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 Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, airs Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
YouTubeTV will offer a live stream of the Grammys across platforms.
Current nominees Chloe x Halle, Grammy victor Lady Gaga, Grammy victor Mark Ronson and Grammy nominee Travis Scott are set to perform Sunday. Regardless, the performers are Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Chloe x Halle, Mark Ronson and Dan + Shay.
The presenters: The list of presenters for the 2019 Grammy Awards includes everyone from musicians to legendary movie stars to Super Bowl-winning football pros.
As for the awards, Lamar leads this year's nominations with a total of eight nods, including album of the year for the "Black Panther" soundtrack followed closely by Drake who scored seven nominations.
The singer, who sent the tweets just hours before the highly anticipated release of her album Thank U, Next, is up for two awards this year: best pop solo performance for God Is A Woman, and best pop vocal album for Sweetener.
The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences.
See who else is nominated over here.
For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site.