Cardi B goes for first Grammy win; Ariana Grande, Drake among no-shows

2019 Grammys marked by drama and drop-outs

Their critically acclaimed "By the Way, I Forgive You" earned the best Americana album award, while its standout single "The Joke" won best American roots song and best American roots performance. In 1989, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff boycotted the show after they learned that the presentation of the best rap performance award wouldn't be televised, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Carlile won three honors in the Americana category and will compete for the three biggest awards during the live show: album, song and record of the year.

But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.

Carlile is also in the running for three of the top four awards - album of the year, plus record and song of the year - which will be unveiled during tonight's award show (5 p.m., KIRO) where the Seattle-area folk star is also slated to perform. Red carpet arrivals and interviews will be broadcast live starting at 2 p.m. PT.

The Grammys' tense relationship with the hip-hop community goes back decades. "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.

"I can't believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA 's".

ENW restores power to 17000 customers as Storm Erik hits
Gale force winds have left 1,700 homes and businesses without power, mainly in the west of the country. Meteorologist Simon Partridge from the Met Office, said: 'A bit of a mixed bag this Sunday morning.

No more Modi posters across State; #GoBackModi trends
Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met a number of times past year to give impetus to trade discussions. She was responding to a query of a journalist on PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.

'Hazard Is The Best In Europe'
Higuain joined Chelsea from Juventus last month on loan but Hazard admitted that the striker has already impressed him. "Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward, but it is part of the football".

Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys. "This is a moment for women to love on each other and let each other know", she added.

The music world will hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Grammys, with a wider selection of nominees - led by hip-hop royalty and a bevy of talented women - up for the top prizes.

This year, five of the eight Album of the Year nominations went to female artists: Cardi B, Carlile, Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and country star Kacey Musgraves.

Among other big names are Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Camilla Cabello, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Chloe x Halle and Travis Scott. "This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future". He later acknowledged that it was a "poor choice of words", and it forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity. Head up to the gallery above to see all the glamorous celebrity arrivals at this year's Grammys! Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.

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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spotify Is Planning to Ban Users Who Use Ad Blockers
Feb 10, 2019 - 22:45
In March, The Verge reported that 2 million users were dodging ads with certain blocking apps and accounts. Spotify began to control by disabling such accounts when it detects any abnormal activity.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple to Ban iPhone Apps Secretly Recording Screen Activity
Feb 10, 2019 - 21:52
On the other hand, the report also stated that most of the apps evaluated in this manner did not exhibit unmasked data. This technology essentially allows developers to record displays and review how users interacted with their app.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation, Whitaker says
Feb 10, 2019 - 20:01
The hearing came after a dispute over whether he could be forced to disclose his conversations with the president. He said he had "consulted with a lot of people" about the options, but it was ultimately his choice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ubisoft sign League Two footballers to promote The Division 2
Feb 10, 2019 - 19:57
If you want to join your friends, just make sure you are already in the game and use the game in-built tools to team up. The beta will be live until 9am GMT on Monday 11th February, so your weekend plans should now be well and truly sorted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kevin Durant slams media about free agency questions
Feb 10, 2019 - 17:59
He even went as far to make eye contact with Ethan Strauss and tell him, and the rest of the reporters, to "grow up". Most people within the Warriors either think Durant is leaving or profess not to know one way or the other.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top JLR faces operating loss this fiscal year on muted demand in China
Feb 10, 2019 - 15:46
JLR's sales, which has been contracting every month since July, fell 6.4% y-o-y in the December quarter to 144,600 vehicles. Of the £3.4 billion, £3.1 billion (RM16.30 billion) accounted for the write-down on the value of its investments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court Nixes Louisiana Pro-Life Reform
Feb 10, 2019 - 14:46
In a press release, Demand Justice said it is also running "static Facebook ads reminding Mainers of Collins' vote for Kavanaugh". In his dissent, Kavanaugh cited the law's 45-day window for doctors to obtain the admitting privileges to stay within the law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SDF launch last push against ISIS in Syria
Feb 10, 2019 - 13:26
Families who lived under the grip of ISIS until the bitter end. "We are not discussing the timeline of the U.S". Near the battlefield, an SDF spokesman at the Omar oil field turned military base, said: "Progress is slow".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Northam Says Blackface Photo Scandal Has Been An 'Awakening For Virginia'
Feb 10, 2019 - 11:45
Fairfax issued a statement Saturday again denying the allegations and saying his encounters with the women were consensual. Comstock suggested probing who knew about the accusations against the lieutenant governor and when they knew about them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Philip gives up driving, licence in wake of crash
Feb 10, 2019 - 11:15
Philip wrote Fairweather an apology on Sandringham House's stationary last month, per The Daily Mirror . Just two days later, he was caught on camera driving a new Land Rover - this time without a seat belt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paul Pogba Gave His Shirt To A Fan Following Win Over Fulham
Feb 10, 2019 - 11:11
Those three points pushed United up into the top four for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment. It was a no contest and aside from a bright opening four minutes from the home side, United were seldom troubled.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA nuns urge changes to church structure to address abuse
Feb 10, 2019 - 02:20
Francis of Assisi's visit to Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil, providence wanted "a pope named Francis" to fulfill this visit. He also noted that 800 years after St.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump’s attorney general nominee
Feb 09, 2019 - 23:45
Bush administration - and was viewed as one of the more mainstream options among those Trump was said to be considering. The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Enes Kanter to be released; Celtics interested
Feb 09, 2019 - 22:46
That period of time has come and gone, and it's safe to say there were a number of deals that got NBA Twitter fired up. At this stage in his career, the 26-year-old Kanter would represent an upgrade on that production.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elizabeth Warren Formally Declares Candidacy, Enters the 2020 Race
Feb 09, 2019 - 22:26
She framed the 1912 walkout by women textile workers as a blueprint for her campaign, one focused on economic inequality. Kennedy will be one of the first sitting members of Congress to formally back any of the declared 2020 candidates.