Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Kendrick Lamar Drake Childish turn down 2019 grammy performances

So now the biggest pop star in the world won't be performing or attending Music's Biggest Night, and if we are to believe Grande, the Grammys only have themselves to blame for her absence.

"This is going to be a special Grammys".

The two artists who have the most Grammy nominations this year declined to perform at the show.

The Times' latest story, which was published on February 7, suggests the artists' rejection may have stemmed from a longstanding tension between the Recording Academy and the hip-hop community.

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke". Also teaming up for performances throughout the night are St. Vincent and Dua Lipa as well as Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga. "I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!" "I see you", Monae said. "This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future".

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Grammy organizers this year expanded the top four categories - album, record, song of the year, and best new artist - to eight nominees from five in a bid to diversify the contest. "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", Grande tweeted following an Associated Press interview where Erhlich said that she "felt it was too late for her to pull something together".

The lead up to this year's Grammys hasn't been completely smooth though.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN. but has yet to snare a Grammy for Album of the Year - earned eight nods while Canadian rapper Drake snagged seven.

The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more". Additionally, Jennifer Lopez will take the stage for a Motown tribute, although some have criticized the decision to pick a non-black singer for the performance - especially during Black History Month - when artists like Ross, Stevie Wonder or Gladys Knight could have been chosen. Other artists announced to perform on the broadcast include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and Ricky Martin. In what is sure to be a Grammy moment to remember, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and Andra Day will honor the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Twitter has been abuzz with news of the public disagreement between Ariana Grande and Grammy producers.

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