Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino Turn Down Grammys Performances

Brenda Watkins
February 10, 2019

Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so.

Other performers on the broadcast will include Gaga, Morris, Musgraves, Mendes, Carlile, Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chloe x Halle, Travis Scott and Diana Ross.

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St. Vincent is nominated for Best Rock Song for "Masseduction" and Best Alternative Music Album Masseduction.

Kendrick Lamar though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to "Uptown Funk" crooner, Bruno Mars.

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This will be Alicia Keys' first time hosting the ceremony - which is returning to the West Coast this year - but it won't be her first time on the Grammy stage. Long enough for her to be considered "new" for the Grammys. Vladimir Duthiers spoke with Keys ahead of the award show.

With the Grammy Awards just one day away, the ceremony seems to be spiraling out of control. The video shows her breaking the news to her family, including her husband Swizz Beatz, a Grammy victor in his own right, whom she appears to have awakened.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino - nominees in all or most of the big three categories - also opted out of performing; however, representatives for the artists have not confirmed if they will attend the show.

For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site. In addition, current GRAMMY nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs and Charlie Wilson will be presenting.

What to expect: One person who won't be in attendance of the show is Ariana Grande, who reportedly had a dispute with show producers over what she should perform.

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