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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances”

At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show. "It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more". Ariana Grande reportedly pulled out of her performance due to a disagreement with production, and according to a new report from The New York Times, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino declined the Recording Academy's invitation to perform at the awards show altogether.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, February 10 on CBS.

YouTubeTV will offer a live stream of the Grammys across platforms.

The performances: The Grammys will feature a bevy of musical performances, including an opening number featuring Camila Cabello alongside Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug and J Balvin.

Do the Grammys also have a race problem? Also teaming up for performances throughout the night are St. Vincent and Dua Lipa as well as Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga.

South Africans will be happy to know that The Soweto Gospel Choir has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.

The GRAMMYs have a stacked line up of performers including Cardi B, Travis Scott, and Post Malone, but could it have been even crazier?

Tributes to Aretha Franklin and Dolly Parton are also planned, alongside a Diana Ross performance in honour of her 75th birthday and her musical achievements.

Among those participating in the ceremony are prior GRAMMY winners John Mayer, Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz, and Meghan Trainor. Women, from Lady Gaga to SZA to Maren Morris, make up many the nominations in song and record of the year.

The list of presenters also includes the immensely popular Korean boy band BTS, singer Kane Brown, Cedric the Entertainer - who was nominated for a Grammy in 2000 for best spoken comedy album - as well as actors Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wilmer Valderrama.



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