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 a year ago to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night.
At this year's ceremonies, Drake was up for a total of five awards that include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and twice for Best Rap Performance.
BTS and their creative team being acknowledged by the Recording Academy for their visuals should come as no surprise to their dedicated fans; the group's meticulously plotted artistic narratives and imagery are often intertwined with the deeper meanings in their music.
As Gaga arrived on stage, she became very emotional.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air Sunday evening on CBS, featuring guest performers, celebrity presenters and nominees including Record of the Year contenders such as "I Like It", "The Joke", "This Is America", "God's Plan", "Shallow", "All the Stars", "Rockstar" and "The Middle".More news: Man United march into top 4 after defeating Fulham
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Drake accepted his Grammy Award for Best Rap Song by essentially telling the audience at home that awards do not matter, particularly in an opinion-based industry. Emily Lazar, one of the engineers who worked on the album and won alongside Beck, said onstage that she was the first female mastering engineer to win in the latter category. "Thank you for my family", she said.
Viewers can expect performances from Miley Cyrus, Yolanda Adams, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Cardi B, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, H.E.R. and more.
Only two albums by hip-hop artists have ever won the album of the year Grammy - Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1999, and Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2004 Rappers Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys) and Drake's best-seller Scorpion are also vying for the top prize. We made a film about music.
Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys. You've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown.
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.
There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.