Michelle Obama Is a True Rock Star During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Michelle Obama Is a True Rock Star During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Michelle Obama Is a True Rock Star During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Rapper Kendrick Lamar - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN. but has yet to snare a Grammy for Album of the Year - earned eight nods while Canadian rapper Drake snagged seven.

Ehrlich told the AP that Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". When you really want to say something, you say it with a song. The 2019 Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

There was a tie for best rap performance, and Drake was surprisingly not one of the winners.

Gaga, now an eight-time Grammy victor, won best pop solo performance for "Joanne", while her hit "Shallow" was named best song written for visual media.

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke".

Beck was a double victor during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for "Colors". A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute. That's in contrast to last year's ceremony, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage.

Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: rapper Cardi B, pop diva Lady Gaga, pop futurist Janelle Monae and folk rocker Brandi Carlile are among the frontrunners.

"This is going to be a special Grammys".

"They said I was weird. Today more than ever I wanted to share the energy I prayed for and called for all of us to feel". Alicia Keys is hosting this year's event - and she's the first woman to do so in over a decade. Everyone from Lady Gaga to Dolly Parton showed up at the Staples Center in Los Angeles dressed to impress. H.E.R.is also one of six women nominated for best new artist (out of eight total), along with Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. "I see you", Monae said. Speaking about the different genres of music, the women said that all styles need to be represented and respected.

There'll be more news to come tonight.

The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though.

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