Even Grammy darling Taylor Swift, whose Reputation is only nominated for best pop vocal album, likely will miss the ceremony because she's in London filming Cats, the flawless icing on this big, dumb cake.
Then it's time for music's biggest night: ET's own Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, with The Talk's Eve, will be hosting the official GRAMMYs red carpet at 4:00 p.m. PT, followed by the show itself, airing on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access at 5:00 p.m. The nominations are dominated by Drake and Kendrick Lamar, with eight and seven nods, respectively. Gambino also received a number of nominations, including Song of the Year for his work on "This Is America".
The City of Angels welcomes the 61st Annual Grammy Awards back this year to Staples Center, after 2018's ceremony took place in New York City.
It looks like the Grammy Awards will be embroiled in drama, yet again. The organization awards approximately 70 winners during the show's Premiere Ceremony at 1 p.m., which features categories such as producer of the year, best metal performance, best rap performance and best country song. After last year's testosterone-filled broadcast (and Recording Academy Chief Executive Niel Portnow's asinine suggestion that women need to "step up" in order to win more awards), the Academy recruited 900 new voters, expanded its major categories from five nominees to eight, and created a task force to identify unconscious biases that may affect the Grammys' voting process.
Grande responded to the statements on Twitter saying, "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".
The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences.
"It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more", she continued.
Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the Grammys this year.
Despite seemingly never caring if the right nominees go home with trophies, the Grammys care deeply about winning their own race to the bottom of the awards show barrel. Legendary singer Diana Ross will also perform to celebrate her 75th birthday and musical achievements. Other performers include Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dan + Shay. "And I am not hung up on what happens or doesn't happen", she said.
Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will perform a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who won 18 Grammy Awards throughout her career.