Gaga wins Grammy for 'Shallow'; Hugh Jackman wins 1st Grammy

11 February, 2019, 03:28 | Author: Eloise Houston
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From Lady Gaga dressed as a literal star to a Versace-cloaked Nicki Minaj with a priest on her arm, the Grammy Awards red carpet has played host to some of the most freaky ensembles ever seen outside of a Heidi Klum Halloween party.

The telecast of the awards show is scheduled to run from 8:00 until 11:30 p.m. ET. Regardless, the performers are Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Chloe x Halle, Mark Ronson and Dan + Shay.

In the Best New Artist category, six of the eight nominees are women.

At the age of 85, country star Willie Nelson won best traditional pop vocal album for My Way.

Before this year's Grammys, Beck won five previous times, including his 2015 awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for Morning Phase. The 8-time Grammy victor will herself take to the stage for a special performance.

Gaga's hit song "Shallow" from the movie "A Star is Born" took the Grammy for best song written for visual media, while her "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Going)" won for pop solo performance.

"This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future", Monae said.

More news: Thank U, Next. Ariana Grande pulls out of Grammys after disagreement

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

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up". He later acknowledged that it was a "poor choice of words", and it forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity.

The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though. "I came out of the closet at 15 years old when I was in high school, and I can assure you that I was never invited to any parties and never got to attend a dance". The singer-songwriter is nominated for six awards at the 2019 Grammys, making her the most nominated female artist and the third most nominated artist behind Kendrick Lamar and Drake.

Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations with eight, while Drake follows closely with seven.

Taylor Swift, who has just one nod for her best-selling 2017 album "Reputation", is filming in London.

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

The live ceremony in Los Angeles could see Cardi B take home her first ever Grammy and potentially become the first rapper since 2004 to win the coveted album of the year award for her "Invasion of Privacy". There will be awkward moments, but a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, which will be performed by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, had better be one to remember.

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