Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Lawrence Kim
February 9, 2019

Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so. In a chat with Entertainment Tonight before the show, the 21-year-old spoke of her exciting Grammys set which she promises will be one to watch.

But despite Keys' optimism, the show has been besieged by controversy in recent days.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", she added. He won't be performing on the telecast (alongside acts such as Ariana Grande, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar), but he is hitting the pre-ceremony party circuit.

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Additionally, current nominee Dua Lipa will perform with St. Vincent. Camila Cabello, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Diana Ross, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monáe, Lady Gaga and Post Malone are just a few artists that are taking their talents to the big stage.

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. In fact, she's nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for Reputation.

Lamar leads this year with eight nominations, followed by Drake who has seven. The article points out the hip-hop community's lack of representation and acknowledgement in the major song and album categories throughout the years.

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