Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga win multiple Grammys; Grande wins 1st

Sergio Cunningham
February 11, 2019

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.

At almost the two-hour point of the show, country duo Dan + Shay seemed ebullient when they announced Drake's name as victor for best rap song.

"It's our first time ever presenting an award, and also the Grammys so... yeah I stayed up all night", he added.

But, if and when you hear her name tonight, in the context of nominees or as the victor, now you know a little more about who she is.

Tori Kelly, who debuted on the music scene as a pop singer, won two awards for her first gospel album. Viewers can take advantage of the 2019 Grammys live stream on the CBS website.

There was a tie for best rap performance, and Drake was surprisingly not one of the winners. Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven and Brandi Carlile with six. The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

Beck was a double victor during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for "Colors".

Beck's head mastering engineer Emily Lazar announced she was the first female audio engineer to be nominated for a Grammy in 2015.

Women have a strong presence in the top categories.

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Grammy organisers this year expanded the top four categories - album, record, song of the year, and best new artist - to eight nominees from five in a bid to diversify the contest.

"This is going to be a special Grammys. As much as it is about me, it's not just about me", said Monae, who gave a powerful speech previous year ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.

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.

What will the final speech from Neil Portnow - who caused more than a little consternation past year when he said women needed to "step up" in order to secure broader inclusion - contain?

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up".

This marks yet another rough year for the Grammys.

As has become the case in recent years, the Grammys started handing out awards before the awards ceremony on Sunday night, leaving Gaga awash in emotions and tears even as she was still getting ready for the big event.

As for other ways to watch the Grammys, you can also tune into American network CBS.

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