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Grammys 2019: Why Musicians Are Saying 'Thank U, Next' To the Show

Grammys 2019: Why Musicians Are Saying 'Thank U, Next' To the Show

In addition to Grande, Ehrlich reported Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino turned down invitations to appear during the Grammys on account of the show's history of ignoring hip-hop artists.

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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Women are also hoping to get their due after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them past year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.

Grande responded to the statements on Twitter saying, "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me". She said: "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy". "It was when my creativity [and] self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend".

"This is live television and things happen up until the minute the shows starts", said Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards.

If you subscribe to CBS All Access, you can live-stream the show here on your phone, laptop, tablet, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.

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How to watch: The 61st Annual Grammys will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, starting at 8/7c from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Singers J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, and Young Thug and Camila Cabello are expected to open the awards night with a special performance.

Monae hosted the Friday brunch alongside Instagram to celebrate her Grammy nominations, including album of the year for her groundbreaking release, "Dirty Computer".

The 2019 Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10th, and exclusive broadcasting rights for the music awards show in Canada goes to Rogers Media, which will be airing the Grammys on Citytv. Parton is also being honored with performances of her classic hits, with help from Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. Additionally, current nominee Dua Lipa will perform with Grammy victor St. Vincent.

Ariana Grande, with two nominations in the pop field, pulled out of the show late last week after a dispute with producers over which songs she would perform.

For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins.

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