Gaga, victor of six Grammys, is now nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Shallow" and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Joanne".
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It appears she is not alone in her decision to decline a performance at the prestigious event because the trio of 0f Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino have all declined to perform as well. The Soweto Gospel Choir has received five Grammy nominations and won two over the last couple of years.
Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin. Also, current nominee Dua Lipa will perform with Grammy victor St. Vincent. The Canada native declined to perform as well.
At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.
In a 2017 interview, he expressed frustration with the awards for putting him in a box. "The only category they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I've rapped in the past or because I'm black".
Looming predictions of rain could also put a damper on this year's awards ceremony. Producer Boi-1da and Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile earned six nods each, while Morris, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, producer Sounwave and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi garnered five nominations apiece.
The Grammys and hip-hop continue to have a strained relationship. "When they don't take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continue to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad".
Initially, Ehrlich said that the reason that Grande wasn't performing was due to a time constraint. "And it's too bad".