Grammy Awards 2019 : Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Post Malone to perform at ceremony

FP Staff

Jan 18, 2019 10:45:35 IST

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the 10 February event. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards 2019 : Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Post Malone to perform at ceremony

Hip-hop recording artist Cardi B performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York. The Associated Press/Evan Agostini

Others battling Cardi B, Musgraves, Monae and Malone for album of the year are Drake, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. and the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack.

Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, followed by Drake, who is up for seven awards. Carlile and Drake's frequent collaborator, producer Boi-1Da, earned six nods, while Cardi B, Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Maren Morris and Childish Gambino scored five nominations each.

On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced that R&B star Alicia Keys will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic. I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!" she said in a statement, reported The Associated Press.

After being nearly muted at this year’s ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will air on 10 February.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 10:45:35 IST