Cardi B, Post Malone and more to perform at 2019 Grammys

Carla Harmon
January 20, 2019

In the description of the video, the Fallin" singer wrote: "I'm soooo EXCITED to announce that I'll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards!

Grammy nominees Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves will perform at this year's award ceremony, reported Variety. The super talented artists are getting well-deserved recognition for their musical contributions, as the first wave of performers is made up entirely of current GRAMMY nominees.

Cardi B is nominated for Record Of The Year ("I Like It"), Album Of The Year ( Invasion Of Privacy ), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5 ("Girls Like You"), Best Rap Performance ("Be Careful"), and Best Rap Album ( Invasion Of Privacy ).

Mendes will vie for Song Of The Year for "In My Blood" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Shawn Mendes. Cabello earned two nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Havana" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Camila.

The show will be hosted for the first time by Alicia Keys, who has won 15 Grammy Awards during her career, so it's safe to say she's familiar with the ceremony.

Not only was the list of this year's nominees, announced in December, much more diverse and representative of female artists, but it looks like the performers will be, too.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has the most nominations, he received eight nods, while Drake trails behind with seven and Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile received six nominations each.

The 61st Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Staples Center.

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