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"The performance is based off of my grandma's childhood, and I have my family in the performance", she said on the red carpet.
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Viewers can expect performances from Miley Cyrus, Yolanda Adams, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Cardi B, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, H.E.R. and more. "I'm just so proud to be involved and to go into the studio with such an incredible talent, including the talent that's out there tonight and thank you guys for giving us this platform". The Grammys show itself has become more of an all-star concert event with a few awards handed out between performances.
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LIVE from the GRAMMYs red carpet in Los Angeles, host Tracy Moore chats with the night's biggest artists and nominees while music correspondent Devo Brown and fashion correspondent Lauren Howe break down the night's hottest tracks and looks."I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".
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. In addition to other general field categories, Glover, Drake and Lamar all earned record of the year nominations for This Is America, God's Plan and All the Stars, respectively. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.
This year's nominees mark a departure from the 2018 Grammys, where Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticized when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories. A study released by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative days before the ceremony found that of the 899 individuals who had been nominated for the previous six shows, 90.7 percent were men.
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Already a show with a strong lineup of female performers and nominees, the Grammys sprung a surprise by including Obama in an opening segment that also featured Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and host Alicia Keys talking about the power of music.
There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.