Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino - nominees in all or most of the big three categories - also opted out of performing; however, representatives for the artists have not confirmed if they will attend the show. The nominations are dominated by Drake and Kendrick Lamar, with eight and seven nods, respectively.
We learn that their refusal to perform is linked to the way the producers of the Grammy Awards treat the HipHop community.
Women are also hoping to get their due after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them previous year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night. She said: "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy".
Ehrlich told media he would have loved to feature Grande in the show, but she said it was too late to pull something together.
Logic dictates that when you repeatedly shut out the most qualified artists in the biggest genre in the United States, eventually those artists will stop appearing on your show. It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.
The 61st Grammy Awards will be broadcast from The Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.
Thomas Cook profit losses flying high at £60m
That coincides with the company announcing a " strategic review " of the profitable and growing group airline business. Analysts said there might not be many bidders to take the whole airline in one go, given turmoil in the industry.
Monae hosted the Friday brunch alongside Instagram to celebrate her Grammy nominations, including album of the year for her groundbreaking release, "Dirty Computer".
Citytv will go live at the 61st Grammys starting at 4PM PT / 7PM ET, available through an online live stream at Citytv.com/GRAMMYs and also on TV (check your local listings).
Singers J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, and Young Thug and Camila Cabello are expected to open the awards night with a special performance.
The Grammys and hip-hop continue to have a strained relationship. Singers Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry will collaborate to present a tribute to Dolly Parton. Also teaming up for performances throughout the night are St. Vincent and Dua Lipa as well as Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga.
For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins.
Untouchable pop star Ariana Grande - who dropped her highly anticipated album Thank U, Next just before the Grammys - slammed producer Ken Ehrlich over her decision not to perform, suggested he was "lying" about her readiness. Other performers scheduled for the evening are Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chloe x Halle, Travis Scott and Miley Cyrus.
On that front, Commission forecasters also warned that the domestic drivers of the expansion in the euro area have "softened". But the risks are clearly on the downside, explained the Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Pierre Moscovici .
Other key feature included in this report is the analysis of the revenue forecasts of all the important regions and applications. For the growth estimation of the Augmented Reality (AR) Market for the predicted duration, it uses various methodological tools.
Food is important to (the Duchess of Cambridge ) and she understands the links between mental health and physical exercise". And you 'd be forgiven for asking yourself - "Hmmm, what DO princes and princesses love to munch on?"
He signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal with Cleveland in January, and will be arbitration eligible in both 2020 and 2021. In a statement the Indians said Lindor suffered the injury working out over the weekend in Orlando, his offseason home.
According to NASA, the "mysterious dark vortex" is a storm that is a result of the ice giant's southern summer. The entirety of Uranus' north pole is engulfed by a "vast bright stormy cloud cap", wrote NASA.
On its website, GrokStyle said it is "winding down" its business, but that it is "moving on as a team" along with its technology. Earlier this month, the company bought the team behind blockchain technology company Chainspace for an undisclosed sum.
A 6-year-old girl who's battling cancer has had her dream come true of being sworn in as a Texas police officer. Abigail said she wanted to become a police officer so she could fight the "bad guys": the cancer in her body.
Skybound Games has announced enhanced editions of classic Dungeons & Dragons RPGS from Beamdog will be released on consoles. Skybound Games was selected as the team to finish The Walking Dead after Telltale Games shuttered their doors.
Axiom Verge crashed on the Epic Store
So when you enter the area, the game tries to play the sound, and in want of a missing file the game crashes. I can confirm that the vital sound of steam is now included in Axiom Verge's files.
Tokyo strikes gold with e-waste in Olympics
At that juncture, however, the project had collected just around half of the 30.3 kg of gold and 4,100 kg of silver needed. This means that all of the 2020 Olympic medals will potentially have iPhone and Android parts in them.
Update on Matches Advertised for the WWE Fastlane PPV
Despite Lynch being "medically suspended" on WWE TV this week, that match is still confirmed for Wrestlemania. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins is now said to be dealing with a back injury as we reported last week here on eWn.
Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance to survive
Lampert, through his hedge fund, ESL Investments, presented the only bid for the company to keep it afloat, according to Reuters. James Bromley, ESL's attorney, said the disagreement can be settled in future negotiations after the deal closes.
Senator introduces bill to legalize marijuana called S.420
The chamber has set a hearing next week on a bill meant to make banking services more widely available for pot companies. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris seeking comment on the legislation were not immediately responded to Friday.
Sierra Leone declares emergency over sexual assault
These despicable crimes of sexual violence are being committed against our women, children and even babies. He said some fatalities included three-month-olds and that 70 per cent of survivors are under 15.
Ramaphosa announced as African Union chair for 2020
An African diplomat told AFP that Egypt - along with fellow heavyweights South Africa and Nigeria - does not want a powerful AU. As usual, the continent's multiple security crises will be high on the VIPs' agenda.