Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so. Keys has promised to craft a show that champions an "amazing energy" and celebration.

But despite Keys' optimism, the show has been besieged by controversy in recent days.

Twitter has been abuzz with news of the public disagreement between Ariana Grande and Grammy producers.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

"I don't think you can say anyone is a front-runner", said Melinda Newman, West Coast editor of Billboard magazine.

But as with many awards shows, the most entertaining, unpredictable moments are likely to happen before the festivities begin, on the red carpet. It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.

It appears she is not alone in her decision to decline a performance at the prestigious event because the trio of 0f Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino have all declined to perform as well.

"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 Grammy Awards are set to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

As for other ways to watch the Grammys, you can also tune into American network CBS.

Alicia Keys (The Voice), who is a 15-time victor and 29-time nominee, takes over as host for the 2019 Grammys show at STAPLES Center.

The performances: The Grammys will feature a bevy of musical performances, including an opening number featuring Camila Cabello alongside Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug and J Balvin.

The Grammys and hip-hop continue to have a strained relationship. Parton is also being honored with performances of her classic hits, with help from Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry.

Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will perform a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who won 18 Grammy Awards throughout her career. The 8-time Grammy victor will herself take to the stage for a special performance. It would be recalled the 2018 Grammy awards, Jay-Z who had the highest nominations with eight nods failed to go home with a single award.

The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences.

Monae hosted the Friday brunch alongside Instagram to celebrate her Grammy nominations, including album of the year for her groundbreaking release, "Dirty Computer". H.E.R.is also up for Best New Artist against Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

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