She's the first woman to host the show in more than a decade. 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.
The 2019 Grammys is only days away, and so far, the moments leading up to music's biggest night have been filled with drama. "It's going UP on February 10!"
This will be Alicia Keys' first time hosting the ceremony - which is returning to the West Coast this year - but it won't be her first time on the Grammy stage. In a chat with Entertainment Tonight before the show, the 21-year-old spoke of her exciting Grammys set which she promises will be one to watch. She has won 15 Grammys in her career. "As an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and a spokesperson for change, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable Grammy Awards".
"Congratulations", he said. "But you could have waited till I got dressed". Just think of Album of the Year as the Grammy's Best Picture award, going to the year's absolute best musical work of art.
Song of the Year: This award goes to the person who wrote the song.
In addition to Grande, Ehrlich reported Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino turned down invitations to appear during the Grammys on account of the show's history of ignoring hip-hop artists. Also teaming up for performances throughout the night are St. Vincent and Dua Lipa as well as Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga.
Cardi B., Brandi Carlile, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone will also compete for Album of the Year, alongside H.E.R., Kacey Musgraves and Janelle Monáe.
Traditionally, artists are allowed to perform the songs they are nominated for, and Grande isn't nominated for "7 Rings", considering it recently came out.