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Fifteen-time Grammy Award victor Alicia Keys will host the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as nominees wait to find out who will take home the win for popular awards like record of the year and album of the year.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS. The song from "A Star Is Born" also won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar.

Obama, who got a rousing applause from the crowd, so much so that she had to pause saying her lines and restart once it calmed, said music "fueled" her through the last decade.

Rapper Childish Gambino's "This is America", about police brutality and racism, won the first big award - song of the year - as well as best music video, and best rap performance.

Pop singer Ariana Grande recently tweeted that she pulled out of performing this year due to a creative disagreement with its producers, while rappers Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), Drake and Kendrick Lamar all reportedly turned down offers from the show, which has a fraught history with hip-hop artists.

Hugh Jackman, an Emmy and Tony victor, won his first Grammy, picking up best compilation soundtrack for visual media for "The Greatest Showman".

The Grammys would really, really like you to know Brandi Carlile.

But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist. "So if you see somebody that's hurting, don't look away", she told attendees. Music took my ears, took my hands, my voice and my soul and it led me to all of you and to my little monsters who I love so much.

Sunday night, Drizzy beat out colleagues Travis Scott ("SICKO MODE"), Jay Rock ("King's Dead" and "WIN"), and Eminem ("Lucky You") to take the trophy home for "God's Plan".

Gaga, who is to perform later on Sunday, said on Twitter she was "in tears with honour and gratitude".

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke".

The Grammys this year expanded the major categories of album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist from five nominees to eight, some say in response to the lack of diversity among nominees in previous years.

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