Drake Ends Beef With Awards Shows, Picks Up Rap Song Grammy

Drake Ends Beef With Awards Shows, Picks Up Rap Song Grammy

"He's over in the United Kingdom, I know he wants to be here, Bradley, I love singing this song with you". She ended the tweet with her trademark black heart emoji.

Said Michelle Obama, interrupted frequently by applause, "From the Motown Records I wore out on the South Side to the "who run the world" songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story ..."

Be sure to check out PEOPLE's full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music's biggest night. Maybe next year [we'll also perform]'.

And then, mid-sentence, the show cut to commercial - presumably by accident - leading to a groan in the media room that could probably be heard all the way into the arena, where Drake was presumably still finishing his eloquent speech.

This win came on the heels of the pair (along with Lukas Nelson) winning the Best Original Music BAFTA for "A Star Is Born".

In the pre-gala ceremony in Los Angeles, at which most of the more than 80 prizes are handed out, folk rocker Carlile - this year's most nominated woman - won her first 3 Grammys ever, in the Americana and American Roots categories. Some prominent figures whom the Grammys have "alienated", per The Times, include Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Jay-Z, who called out the 2018 Grammys specifically on a track from Everything Is Love, his joint album with wife Beyonce.

Heading into music's biggest night, rap artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake topped the nominations, with eight and seven, respectively. The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

The Grammys have also struggled with gender inequality, an issue that came to its head previous year. But it was female artists who dominated nominations in the top categories. Portnow announced later in the year that he would not seek to extend his contract, which ends this year.

Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: Gaga, Carlile, rapper Cardi B and pop futurist Janelle Monae are among the frontrunners.

The show will be hosted this year by 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys.

Childish Gambino on Sunday took home the Grammy for Song of the Year - honoring best songwriting for his politically charged This Is America, whose graphic music video carried a strong message on gun violence and racism.

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