The 2019 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES CA- FEBRUARY 08 H.E.R. performs during Basic Magazine and H.E.R. Pre Grammy Party at the Private Residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx

Modal Trigger Best New Artist nominee H.E.R. performs at a Grammy Awards 2019 pre-party in Los Angeles. Getty Images

The 61st annual Grammys Awards will be held on 10 February at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the Grammys show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy best pop vocal album for Sweetener.

This is NPR Music's live blog of the 2019 Grammy Awards. "I see you", Monae said.

Gaga, now a nine-time Grammy victor, won best pop solo performance for "Joanne", while hit "Shallow", from "A Star is Born", was named best song written for visual media.

"Shallow" is still up in three other categories, including Record of the Year.

One fan wrote, "the fact that bts were even nominated shows how big they are please let's not be discouraged and let's aim to get them an award next year I know we can do it today showed us that bts are capable of anything let's keep it up and we will get them an award next year! I am such a misfit", she said.

Childish Gambino won the coveted prize for best music video for his politically provocative "This Is America". "As much as it is about me, it's not just about me", said Monae, who gave a powerful speech past year ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.

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Beck was a double victor during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for "Colours".

Six of the best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

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

When asked soon after the show about the lack of female winners, academy president Neil Portnow said women needed to "step up" - now-infamous words that instantly drew outrage, and which he said were taken out of context.

Get push notifications with news, features and more. Regardless, the performers are Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug, Chloe x Halle, Mark Ronson and Dan + Shay. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.

On Sunday, 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will emcee music's biggest night, while Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Shawn Mendes take the stage. Legendary singer Diana Ross will also perform to celebrate her 75th birthday and musical achievements. There will be awkward moments, but a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, which will be performed by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, had better be one to remember.

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