Twitter Is Fallin' For Alicia Keys As 2019 Grammys Host

Twitter Is Fallin' For Alicia Keys As 2019 Grammys Host

Twitter Is Fallin' For Alicia Keys As 2019 Grammys Host

Alicia Keys, former Grammy victor and coach on NBC's "The Voice".

Already a show with a strong lineup of female performers and nominees, the Grammys sprung a surprise by including Obama in an opening segment that also featured Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and host Alicia Keys talking about the power of music. Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys ... "It allows us to hear one another".

Keys said the night was about celebrating "the greatness in each other".

Along with Best Alternative Album, Colors was also awarded with a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were on different continents as each collected trophies for their musical collaboration in 2018's A Star Is Born. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude..." she tweeted after her win for A Star Is Born was announced.

After her second, for the song named after the superstar's aunt, Lady Gaga called the award "more than me & my family could ever dream of". "I sang that version in one take, & poured my entire life & soul into it. Thank you so much for this gift I am completely shocked".

"It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you that i decided not to attend".

But this year, Gaga, Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves won multiple Grammys. Although Beck was not present to accept the award, his producer Greg Kurstin accepted the Grammy on his behalf. And, well, let's just say there aren't a lot of "who is Drake" and "who is Kendrick Lamar" articles being written for tonight. A study released by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative days before the ceremony found that of the 899 individuals who had been nominated for the previous six shows, 90.7 percent were men.

The artiste's win is his first in a major Grammy category and fourth overall, after his hit Redbone won the prize for Best Traditional R&B Performance past year.

Among the first to walk the red carpet was Camila Cabello, who will open the ceremony later.

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In addition to performances by of-the-moment stars like Gaga and Cardi B, icons like Parton and disco diva Diana Ross will take the stage. "I support her and I support her decision", she added.

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