Stick right here as we live blog the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, including all of the winners (starting at noon for the pre-telecast winners, on through to Album of the Year and Best New Artist), the best performances (from Cardi B to Lady Gaga) and all of the memorable moments from host Alicia Keys and so many A-list presenters: BTS!
So now the biggest pop star in the world won't be performing or attending Music's Biggest Night, and if we are to believe Grande, the Grammys only have themselves to blame for her absence.
Brandi Carlile, the folk singer nominated for six Grammys including album, song and record of the year, looked to Monae and said: "Girl, I would vote you into presidency".
USA singer-songwriter and 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year Dolly Parton accepts her award onstage at the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2019.
Lady Gaga arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on 28 January 2018, in NY. The organization awards approximately 70 winners during the show's Premiere Ceremony at 1 p.m., which features categories such as producer of the year, best metal performance, best rap performance and best country song.
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. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".
The lead up to this year's Grammys hasn't been completely smooth though. "I relax more ... when I know that I am supported by other women ... and I feel like I can do anything".
To help combat the Grammys' much-discussed diversity problem, the Recording Academy expanded the major categories to eight nominees each - so now that the field is wider than ever, expect some upsets. Pop superstar Ariana Grande called out show producer Ken Ehrlich after he claimed Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". "And I am not hung up on what happens or doesn't happen", she said.