Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino Denied Grammy Performances

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On Sunday, 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will emcee music's biggest night, while Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Shawn Mendes take the stage. These categories include Album of the Year and Song of the Year. ("Tell the Grammys fuck that 0-for-8 shit/ Have you ever seen the crowd goin' apeshit?") Kanye West has won a staggering 21 Grammys, yet not a single one of them for album of the year. Despite being nominated for multiple awards, all three acts declined the opportunity to perform. As much as it is about me, it's not just about me.

The 2019 Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10th, and exclusive broadcasting rights for the music awards show in Canada goes to Rogers Media, which will be airing the Grammys on Citytv.

This year, five of the eight Album of the Year nominations went to female artists: Cardi B, Carlile, Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and country star Kacey Musgraves.

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.

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.

Grande responded to the statements on Twitter saying, "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

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For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site.

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

"It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more", she continued. Additionally, Jennifer Lopez will take the stage for a Motown tribute, although some have criticized the decision to pick a non-black singer for the performance - especially during Black History Month - when artists like Ross, Stevie Wonder or Gladys Knight could have been chosen.

The nominees: Vying for Record of the Year this year are Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin for "I Like It", Brandi Carlile for "The Joke", Childish Gambino for "This is America", Drake for "God's Plan", Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper for "Shallow", Kendrick Lamar & SZA for "All the Stars", Post Malone for "Rock Star" and Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey for "The Middle".

Grammy winners Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and past Grammy nominee Andra Day will honor the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Ariana Grande also pulled out after clashing with producers over which song to perform.

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