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Sheila Mcguire
February 11, 2019

The stars glammed up in the name of the 2019 Grammy Awards, and we were more than happy to bear witness to their show-stopping looks.

Their absence was seen as a snub of an awards show that has often shut hip-hop artists out of its top prizes, despite rap's dominance as the biggest music genre in the United States.

But the Grammys are just the latest accomplishment for the Korean boy band this year.

The track will compete for more Grammys, including song of the year, record of the year and best pop duo/group performance, where Bradley Cooper is a nominee.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she tweeted.

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Songstress Alicia Keys, a 15-time Grammy victor, is set to host Sunday´s ceremony - the first woman to do so in 14 years.

As has become the case in recent years, the Grammys started handing out awards before the awards ceremony on Sunday night, leaving Gaga awash in emotions and tears even as she was still getting ready for the big event.

This year, 5 of the 8 Album of the Year nominations went to female artists: Cardi B, Carlile, Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and country star Kacey Musgraves. "I am such a misfit", Carlile said, speaking about the difficulties of coming out as a lesbian in her teen years and never attending school dances.

Lady Gaga, 32, took the 2019 Grammys to a whole new level with her performance of "Shallow" from A Star Is Born. Pop singer Ariana Grande recently tweeted that she pulled out of performing this year due to a creative disagreement with its producers, while rappers Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), Drake and Kendrick Lamar all reportedly turned down offers from the show, which has a fraught history with hip-hop artists.

Folk singer Brandi Carlile, 37, was also among the early winners, taking two Grammys for her Americana music single "The Joke" and another for her album "By the Way, I Forgive You".

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"I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!" Weeks later, the academy announced that it had hired Tina Tchen, a lawyer and Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, to head a new task force on inclusion and diversity.

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up".

As for other ways to watch the Grammys, you can also tune into American network CBS.

A performance honoring the legacy of the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is also expected.

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The Best Recording Package is awarded for "the visual look of an album" including the album cover, graphic arts and photography. Vincent's Masseduction , Mitski's Be the Cowboy , The Chairman's The Offering , and Foxhole's Well Kept Thing .

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