The 2019 Grammy Awards

The 2019 Grammy Awards

From Lady Gaga dressed as a literal star to a Versace-cloaked Nicki Minaj with a priest on her arm, the Grammy Awards red carpet has played host to some of the most freakish ensembles ever seen outside of a Heidi Klum Halloween party.

The Grammy Awards air live on CBS on February 10, at 5:00 p.m.

The 29-year-old was performing her hit song "Meant To Be" at a Spotify's Best New Artist Party at the Hammer Museum in LA when she noticed no one was singing along, so the pissed-off pop star snapped. The "My Church" singer is nominated for five awards tonight including Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.

Hugh Jackman, an Emmy and Tony victor, won his first Grammy, picking up best compilation soundtrack for visual media for "The Greatest Showman".

Gaga's initial 2 wins were out of 5 nominations, including for both Record and Song of the Year for "Shallow", which she performed with co-star Bradley Cooper.

H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith are also up for best new artist.

"This is just the beginning of moving to a more inclusive future", Monae said.

Some A-list artists (Ariana Grande, Drake, Kendrick Lamar) have already made headlines for confirming they won't take the stage.

This year's nominees mark a departure from the 2018 Grammys, where Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticized when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories.

The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though. She responded on Twitter and said she "can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken".

"Shallow" was up against fellow Oscar hopeful "All the Stars" from Black Panther, "Mystery of Love" from Call Me By Your Name, "Remember Me" from Coco and last year's Oscar victor "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

Top nominees Gaga, Monae, Cardi B, Carlile and country star Kacey Musgraves are all due to take the stage at the Staples Center.

Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations with eight, while Drake follows closely with seven. Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.

Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys.

Unlike the troubled Oscars, music's night of nights has a host in Alicia Keys, and will feature performances from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin.

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