Ariana Grande reportedly pulled out of her performance due to a disagreement with production, and according to a new report from The New York Times, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino declined the Recording Academy's invitation to perform at the awards show altogether. Other performers scheduled for the evening are Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chloe x Halle, Travis Scott and Miley Cyrus. Critics may carp about the Grammy Awards themselves going to bland, middle-of-the-road acts instead of trailblazers, but Grammy red carpet fashion is usually wilder and more fun to gawk at then the self-consciously chic finery stars sport to the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and more.
Songstress Alicia Keys is set to host Sunday's ceremony - the first woman to do so in 14 years. She responded on Twitter and said she "can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken".
The 61st annual Grammys Awards will be held on 10 February at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said many hip-hop artists feel "alienated" at the awards show, thanks in major part because hip-hop projects often lose in major categories.
Those who want to live stream the awards show can catch it on CBS's website, available with an all-access membership.
Monae was also joined by songwriter Linda Perry, the first women nominated for non-classical producer of the year in 15 years and rapper-singer Tierra Whack, who scored a nomination for best music video for her "Mumbo Jumbo".
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But Renald Beaudry, a criminal lawyer who was at Bissonnette's sentencing, doesn't think the sentence would be easy to overturn. More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in January 2017 when he began shooting during evening prayers.
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Snow, rain and wind are set to continue to batter the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Erik rages on through Saturday. There will also be further wintry showers across the Northern Isles and into the far north of Scotland.
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However, the collection of user data on Facebook's part has been a source of concern for many users. It outlined the FCO's views on the value of the data Facebook has access to.
Stuff will be live blogging Monday's Grammys Ceremony starting with red carpet coverage from midday.
Lamar is known for his attention-grabbing, often political Grammy performances, like his fiery 2016 rendition of his "To Pimp a Butterfly" tracks, so his absence is sure to be missed by many.
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.
Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bridges, Alessia Cara, Smokey Robinson, BTS, Cedric the Entertainer, Bob Newhart, John Mayer, and more. Women artistes are leading the nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.
Kendrick Lamar though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to "Uptown Funk" crooner, Bruno Mars.
The lead up to this year's Grammys hasn't been completely smooth though.