Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album Grammy For ‘Colors’
Feb 11 2019
Grande, who pulled out of a planned performance at the ceremony, received best pop album for Sweetener - her first ever Grammy Award. In 1989, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff boycotted the show after they learned that the presentation of the best rap performance award wouldn't be televised, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke".
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's hit "Shallow" from A Star Is Born picked up the 2019 Grammy Award for best song written for visual media at this year's ceremony.
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.
The Grammys' tense relationship with the hip-hop community goes back decades.
"This is live television and things happen up until the minute the shows starts", said Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards.
Fast forward 30 years, and the Grammys are still accused of mistreating hip-hop and R&B artists, who rarely take home awards in top categories.
Monae's groundbreaking album, "Dirty Computer", is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Sunday's show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You" and H.E.R.'s self-titled album are also in contention.
The three-and-a-half hour extravaganza will feature performances from nominees Chloe X Halle, Grammy-winner Lady Gaga (choosing this over the Bafta film awards), fellow victor Mark Ronson and Grammy nominee Travis Scott fresh off his performance at Super Bowl LIII. "As much as I'm nominated, I would not be anything without the village of women who are walking into their truth", she said.
Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys.
"This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future", Monae said. Head up to the gallery above to see all the glamorous celebrity arrivals at this year's Grammys! He later acknowledged that it was a "poor choice of words", and his much-criticized remarks forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity.
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.