The GRAMMYs are on CBS tonight starting at 8:00 PM ET — follow along with Soundazed on Twitter

Music’s Biggest Night returns to Los Angeles this evening and will be hosted by the amazing, Alicia Keys. Keys, of course, is no stranger to the GRAMMY stage, having won 15 competitive awards to date, including Best New Artist in 2002, Song of the Year for “Fallin’,” 3x Best R&B Album, 3x Best R&B Song, and many more. Follow the Grammy Awards 2019 on Twitter with Soundazed.

The “Girl On Fire” singer is currently tied with Adele as the 4th most awarded female in GRAMMY history — behind Alison Krauss (27), Beyoncé (22), and the late Aretha Franklin (18). See Alicia’s best GRAMMY moments, as well as music videos by this year’s nominees, and more, below.

As reported by Billboard, tonight’s performers include Cardi B, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, H.E.R., Dua Lipa and St. Vincent, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson, Chloe x Halle, Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, Janelle Monáe, Travis Scott, Post Malone with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and many more. Presenters include global sensation BTS, with a clip of their brief TV moment likely to draw millions of views and reactions across the internet, Eve, Julian Edelman, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz, Alessia Cara, and more.



Similar to the Super Bowl, however, the GRAMMYs struggled to land a few of music’s biggest names this year, with longtime producer Ken Ehrlich telling the New York Times “he offered performance slots to Drake, [Kendrick] Lamar, and Childish Gambino… but they all declined.” Ehrlich was also called out by Thank U, Next pop star Ariana Grande on Twitter following their GRAMMYs differences, see the tweets below.

 

Aside from the noise and drama, this evening’s ceremony will certainly be worth catching with major nominations going to Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Drake, Lady Gaga, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Ella Mai, Zedd, Virtual Self, Fisher, Sofi Tukker, Jorja Smith, Beck, Camila Cabello, and many more. See the nominees and our predictions the night’s biggest awards below.



Awards, Nominees, and Soundazed Predictions

Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

  • I LIKE IT
    Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
    Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie Brathwaite, Kuk Harrell, Evan LaRay & Simone Torres, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
  • THE JOKE
    Brandi Carlile
    Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
  • THIS IS AMERICA
    Childish Gambino
    Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Riley Mackin & Shaan Singh, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • GOD’S PLAN
    Drake
    Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer
  • SHALLOW
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice, producers; Brandon Bost & Tom Elmhirst, engineers/mixers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
  • ALL THE STARS
    Kendrick Lamar & SZA
    Al Shux & Sounwave, producers; Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • ROCKSTAR
    Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
    Louis Bell & Tank God, producers; Louis Bell, Lorenzo Cardona, Manny Marroquin & Ethan Stevens, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • THE MIDDLE
    Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
    Grey, Monsters & Strangerz & Zedd, producers; Grey, Tom Norris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd, engineers/mixers; Mike Marsh, mastering engineer

Album Of The Year
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.

  • INVASION OF PRIVACY
    Cardi B
    Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
  • BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU
    Brandi Carlile
    Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
  • SCORPION
    Drake
    Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters; Chris Athens, mastering engineer
  • H.E.R.
    H.E.R.
    Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr, David ‘Swagg R’Celious’ Harris, H.E.R., Walter Jones & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS
    Post Malone
    Louis Bell & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell & Austin Post, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • DIRTY COMPUTER
    Janelle Monáe
    Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, producers; Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, engineers/mixers; Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • GOLDEN HOUR
    Kacey Musgraves
    Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, producers; Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett, engineers/mixers; Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers
  • BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY
    (Various Artists)
    Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave, producers; Matt Schaeffer, engineer/mixer; Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

Song Of The Year
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • ALL THE STARS
    Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
  • BOO’D UP
    Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
  • GOD’S PLAN
    Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • IN MY BLOOD
    Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
  • THE JOKE
    Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
  • THE MIDDLE
    Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
  • SHALLOW
    Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • THIS IS AMERICA
    Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best New Artist
An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.

  • CHLOE X HALLE
  • LUKE COMBS
  • GRETA VAN FLEET
  • H.E.R.
  • DUA LIPA
  • MARGO PRICE
  • BEBE REXHA
  • JORJA SMITH



Best Pop Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.

  • COLORS
    Beck
  • HAVANA (LIVE)
    Camila Cabello
  • GOD IS A WOMAN
    Ariana Grande
  • JOANNE (WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOIN’?)
    Lady Gaga
  • BETTER NOW
    Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.

  • FALL IN LINE
    Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
  • DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART
    Backstreet Boys
  • ‘S WONDERFUL
    Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
  • SHALLOW
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • GIRLS LIKE YOU
    Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • SAY SOMETHING
    Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
  • THE MIDDLE
    Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Best Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.

    • CAMILA
      Camila Cabello
    • MEANING OF LIFE
      Kelly Clarkson
    • SWEETENER
      Ariana Grande
    • SHAWN MENDES
      Shawn Mendes
    • BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA
      P!nk
    • REPUTATION
      Taylor Swift



Best Dance Recording
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.

  • NORTHERN SOUL
    Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
    Above & Beyond & Andrew Bayer, producers; Above & Beyond, mixers
  • ULTIMATUM
    Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
    Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer
  • LOSING IT
    Fisher
    Paul Nicholas Fisher, producer; Kevin Grainger, mixer
  • ELECTRICITY
    Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
    Jarami, Alex Metric, Riton & Silk City, producers; Josh Gudwin, mixer
  • GHOST VOICES
    Virtual Self
    Porter Robinson, producer; Porter Robinson, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album
For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.

  • SINGULARITY
    Jon Hopkins
  • WOMAN WORLDWIDE
    Justice
  • TREEHOUSE
    Sofi Tukker
  • OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
    SOPHIE
  • LUNE ROUGE
    TOKiMONSTA

Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

  • FOUR OUT OF FIVE
    Arctic Monkeys
  • WHEN BAD DOES GOOD
    Chris Cornell
  • MADE AN AMERICA
    THE FEVER 333
  • HIGHWAY TUNE
    Greta Van Fleet
  • UNCOMFORTABLE
    Halestorm

Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • BLACK SMOKE RISING
    Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
  • JUMPSUIT
    Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
  • MANTRA
    Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
  • MASSEDUCTION
    Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
  • RATS
    Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.

  • RAINIER FOG
    Alice In Chains
  • M A N I A
    Fall Out Boy
  • PREQUELLE
    Ghost
  • FROM THE FIRES
    Greta Van Fleet
  • PACIFIC DAYDREAM
    Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

  • TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL + CASINO
    Arctic Monkeys
  • COLORS
    Beck
  • UTOPIA
    Björk
  • AMERICAN UTOPIA
    David Byrne
  • MASSEDUCTION
    St. Vincent



Best R&B Performance
For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.

  • LONG AS I LIVE
    Toni Braxton
  • SUMMER
    The Carters
  • Y O Y
    Lalah Hathaway
  • BEST PART
    H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
  • FIRST BEGAN
    PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.

  • BET AIN’T WORTH THE HAND
    Leon Bridges
  • DON’T FALL APART ON ME TONIGHT
    Bettye LaVette
  • HONEST
    MAJOR.
  • HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
    PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
  • MADE FOR LOVE
    Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • BOO’D UP
    Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
  • COME THROUGH AND CHILL
    Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
  • FEELS LIKE SUMMER
    Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
  • FOCUS
    Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • LONG AS I LIVE
    Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.

  • EVERYTHING IS LOVE
    The Carters
  • THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
    Chloe x Halle
  • CHRIS DAVE AND THE DRUMHEDZ
    Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
  • WAR & LEISURE
    Miguel
  • VENTRILOQUISM
    Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.

  • SEX & CIGARETTES
    Toni Braxton
  • GOOD THING
    Leon Bridges
  • HONESTLY
    Lalah Hathaway
  • H.E.R.
    H.E.R.
  • GUMBO UNPLUGGED (LIVE)
    PJ Morton

Best Rap Performance
For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.

  • BE CAREFUL
    Cardi B
  • NICE FOR WHAT
    Drake
  • KING’S DEAD
    Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
  • BUBBLIN
    Anderson .Paak
  • SICKO MODE
    Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.

  • LIKE I DO
    Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
  • PRETTY LITTLE FEARS
    6lack Featuring J. Cole
  • THIS IS AMERICA
    Childish Gambino
  • ALL THE STARS
    Kendrick Lamar & SZA
  • ROCKSTAR
    Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • GOD’S PLAN
    Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • KING’S DEAD
    Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Axel Morgan, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
  • LUCKY YOU
    R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
  • SICKO MODE
    Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee)
  • WIN
    K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best Rap Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.

  • INVASION OF PRIVACY
    Cardi B
  • SWIMMING
    Mac Miller
  • VICTORY LAP
    Nipsey Hussle
  • DAYTONA
    Pusha T
  • ASTROWORLD
    Travis Scott

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