Alicia Keys says Grammys 2019 will be "sickest" yet

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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".

The awards bash struck a sour note past year when only one woman, Best New Artist Alessia Cara, won in a major category. This comes after the controversial ceremony last year where only one woman was nominated for the Album of the Year category and few women walked away with awards. Now in its 61st year, the Grammy Awards is shaping up to be one to remember with eclectic performances, top-tier artists going head-to-head in the nominations and more. "Maybe you could give me some advice".

According to, at a Grammys preview event on Thursday the star promised her compere stint would be about the "power of music" and added: "We're all very excited, and the energy you're going to feel is far different than anything you've ever felt".

A star was born for Alicia Keys when she teamed up with James Corden for a musical parody on the Late Late Show!

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Robinson passed away in his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle and other family members. He became the first manager of the Washington Nationals after the franchise moved from Montreal for the 2005 season.

The 15-time Grammy victor revealed she's looking forward to the prospect of more female acts following in her footsteps this year, adding: "Celebrating so many unbelievable nominees, particularly women so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends".

Alicia Keys' Sons Couldn't Care Less That She's Hosting the GRAMMYs: Watch Their Hilarious Reaction! . And particularly for women to have our seat at the table to represent the fact that we are so here and we are so incredible and we are the creators of our music. will host a premiere ceremony ahead of the show, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, featuring host Shaggy along with presenters Lzzy Hale and Questlove handing out the first prizes of the day. Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Maren Morris and H.E.R. each have five nominations.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations, followed closely by Drake with seven. In addition, current GRAMMY nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs and Charlie Wilson will be presenting.

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