Alicia Keys says Grammys 2019 will be "sickest" yet

Alicia Keys and James Corden

Grande's decision to pull out was prompted by a disagreement with the show's producers over what songs she would perform, the magazine reported, as the singer wanted full control over her set list, which she wanted to include recent hit "7 Rings".

This year, the Recording Academy expanded the four major categories from five nominees to eight, allowing for a wider range of artists and genres to be represented. She was a former stripper who became a social media darling and reality star before she turned into a pop culture sensation and earned two Grammy nominations. That's how I felt, I mean, you know I still feel that way.

Women have a larger presence at this year's Grammys after being almost muted at the 2018 show.

No one, really, besides Alicia Keys should have been in the running to host the Grammys this year.

Kacey Musgraves collected a country album of the year award for "Golden Hour", a decidedly personal and nontraditional take on the music she loved since she was a kid.

Janelle Monae channeled some Prince and melded it with alien flair on "Make Me Feel", which only underlined the power of her latest album, "Dirty Computer".

Alicia Keys' Sons Couldn't Care Less That She's Hosting the GRAMMYs: Watch Their Hilarious Reaction! . According to Pitchfork, the other artists who have pulled out are Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Drake, all of whom are up for multiple awards this year.

This year the award-winning female rapper received five Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year for I Like It, Album of the Year for Invasion Of Privacy, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Girls Like You, Best Rap Performance for Be Careful and Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy.

The music industry's biggest night is on Sunday, when the Grammys honors music's brightest stars at the Staples Center.

Get ready for a living room concert because some of the biggest names in music will take the stage, including Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Miley Cyrus.

Even with all the competition and the odds playing against Cardi B (the number of possible Grammy nominees in a category has changed from 5 to 8), it's exciting to see that Cardi has not only been nominated for the best rap album, but also the album of the year.

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