No Drake, childish Gambino or Kendrick Lamar? In short, Cardi B puts the 2019 Grammy Halftime Show - The Root

Cardi B plays on stage during Day 3 of Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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It's about that time – the Grammy ceremony in 2019 is coming! However, it seems that the awards show that as & # 39; the biggest night of music & # 39; is considered, it was difficult to book artists.

According to the New York Times, major artists in the pop and hip-hop industry – including Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino – have chosen not to perform on the show.

"You know, this is a fluent process and there are always conversations with artists nominated to find it out," explained the president and CEO of Recording Academy, Neil Portnow via Rolling Stone. "Not every artist is available at any time – not every artist will necessarily have the feeling of wanting to do something that we think is right, and remember, it's a performance of three and a half hours, you have 20-plus performances; we have to have a macro view of it, so we always love our nominees, we always try to do the best we can in terms of balance, and because it's live, I can not tell you exactly until Sunday morning how it will end. Until we are on Sunday, things are moving and we will have to see. "

"Moving?" Sounds like the state of another academy-based award ceremony …

Whoever.

The most important artists of the evening are certainly H.E.R., Janelle Monae, Cardi and Diana Ross, so this ceremony seems to be a real black matriarchy.

Then add the fact that the MC of the night is none other than the multi-Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys.

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I attended the 61st annual Grammys Red Carpet Rollout and Preview Day on Thursday morning, where Keys talked about the importance of a woman hosting the Grammy's, which is a big problem. As Slate points out, she will be the first female host in 14 years.

"The beauty of this moment is that we see a broad spectrum of all the versions that represent us as human beings, and I think like a woman, there are so many sides that represent us as women and I want to express it all," remarked Keys up. And to be one black woman who is allowed to express that? An even huger to treat.

Keys promised a lot of exciting surprises for the night, so we'll see how it goes.

Cardi is clearly the headliner here. Chief of Staff Anne Branigin nailed it to her head when she joked: "In short, Cardi is setting up the Grammy halftime show." And having Mrs. Ross during her Honoree segment is the icing on the cake of a magical magic. Speaking of Jennifer Motown artists, Jennifer Lopez – known for his exceptional dances, not so much for exceptional vocals – will perform a Motown tribute that will probably give me wrinkles of the constant eyebrows I've done. Unfortunately.

Looking forward to Cardi presents the 61st annual Grammy Awards, with Cardi, with special performance from Cardi on Sunday.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards broadcast live on CBS Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 17:00. PT / 8 p.m. ET.

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