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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande win early Grammy awards

Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ: How to live-stream the show, where to watch on TV Women Dominate Grammy Nominations
Charles Bowen | 11 February, 2019, 05:58

The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

Grammy organizers this year expanded the top four categories - album, record, song of the year, and best new artist - to eight nominees from five in a bid to diversify the contest.

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.

The opening contrasted with last year's Grammys, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage.

"I know i'm not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things. but (expletive). this is wild and handsome. thank you so much", she tweeted after learning about her win.

Grande, who pulled out of a planned performance at the ceremony, received best pop album for Sweetener - her first ever Grammy Award.

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Hopes that women would get their due comes after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them past year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.

After mentioning that he definitely did not think he would win the award for "God's Plan", Drake said he wanted to take a moment to talk directly to the kids who want to become musicians and his peers. 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. The British star is up for best new artist later in the show.

The 2019 Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10th, and exclusive broadcasting rights for the music awards show in Canada goes to Rogers Media, which will be airing the Grammys on Citytv.

Brandi Carlile, who's already taken home three trophies, for best American roots performance and best American roots song for "The Joke", as well as best Americana album for By The Way, I Forgive You.

Sunday's show will include performances by Diana Ross, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Dolly Parton, Janelle Monae, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Ricky Martin and Red Hot Chili Peppers. "Thank you for being my island", she said.

There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.

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