Grammys 2019: See all the red carpet arrivals

Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ: How to live-stream the show, where to watch on TV

Grammy Awards 2019 FAQ: How to live-stream the show, where to watch on TV

The lead up to this year's Grammys hasn't been completely smooth though.

Ariana Grande - who had a public falling out with the night's executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, earlier this week over her choice of song, a year after Lorde was denied the opportunity to perform during the telecast - won best pop vocal album for Sweetener. Grande was quick to refute this account on Twitter, her chosen medium for handling such matters. "And I am not hung up on what happens or doesn't happen", she said.

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. She ended the tweet with her trademark black heart emoji.

Carlile told the AP she stands behind Grande's "decision to stand up for herself and her art".

Lady Gaga's "Shallow" just keeps winning this awards season, picking up a Grammy on Sunday before competing for other major awards later in the day.

One fan wrote, "the fact that bts were even nominated shows how big they are please let's not be discouraged and let's aim to get them an award next year I know we can do it today showed us that bts are capable of anything let's keep it up and we will get them an award next year!" Ehrlich told The New York Times in an article also published on Thursday that the rappers had also declined his invitations to perform at the show.

"We feel this Grammys is going to be different and bigger and better than any other".

Matt Pike from the fairly underground metal band High On Fire, who likely didn't ever expect to be ascending to the stage during the Grammys, accepted an award for best metal performance behind Electric Messiah. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute. "I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!"

"If there´s a little girl waiting up late to see me sing on the Grammys, then I´m happy I´m here".

Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: Gaga, Carlile, rapper Cardi B and pop futurist Janelle Monae are among the frontrunners. A study released by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative days before the ceremony found that of the 899 individuals who had been nominated for the previous six shows, 90.7 percent were men.

Get push notifications with news, features and more. Portnow announced later in the year that he would not seek to extend his contract, which ends this year. The executive is resigning as president of the Recording Academy this year. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will be the first woman to host the ceremony in over a decade. Red carpet arrivals and interviews will be broadcast live starting at 2 p.m. PT.