Alicia Keys Drops New Song After Hosting the 2019 Grammys

So a collective sigh of relief is surely emanating from the award-show industrial complex, after the show's ratings were basically flat compared to previous year.

Cardi, 26, also took home best rap album for Invasion Of Privacy, beating Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Mac and Travis, 27. Meanwhile, Emily Lazar became the first woman to win Best Engineered Album for her work on Beck's Colors. Said no one. Even though Smokey Robinson defended her, calling her critics stupid, having a non-Black person perform a tribute to a label that was founded on giving Black people a space in the music industry shouldn't be a thing. Show me your hands.

As Drake secured a Grammy for "Best Rap Song", one has to wonder what Pusha T made of the moment. Janelle Monae delivered a smoking version of her hit "Make Me Feel"; St. Vincent and Dua Lipa's duet on "Masseduction" was steamy; H.E.R. turned heads with "Hard Place"; and Carlile sang an inspired version of her hit "The Joke". Grande accused him of lying about discussions about performing at the ceremony after Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grande had said she didn't have adequate time to prepare.

ET's Kevin Frazier spoke with Gaga backstage after her surprising performance, and the singer said she "had a great time" playing for the GRAMMYs audience. But my point is you've already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown. "I promise you, you already won".

Gaga was already a victor before her performance, taking home three awards for Song Written for Visual Media and Best Pop/Duo Performance for "Shallow", and Best Pop Solo Performance with "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)".

Host Alicia Keys kicked off the event with a moment celebrating female empowerment, during which she invited the former first lady onto the stage along with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Also of note was Jennifer Lopez's Motown 60th anniversary tribute because when I think of Motown, I think of J.Lo.

  • Kyle Peterson