The 2019 Grammy Awards

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Lady Gaga loves to call out President Donald Trump whenever she can, and did not waste an opportunity during the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday while she performed "Shallow" from A Star Is Born. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude..." she tweeted after her win for A Star Is Born was announced.

Beck has been awarded a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Drake won the Best Rap Song Award for "God's Plan" at the 61st Grammys Awards, and his acceptance speech came with a bit of controversy.

Musgraves, also nominated for best country album, song and performance, said she's been trying to relax this week ahead of the show.

In a charming twist, U.S. president Jimmy Carter won his third Grammy in the Spoken World Album category for the audio version of his best-selling book "Faith: A Journey For All".

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"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she tweeted.

Folk singer Brandi Carlile, 37, was also among the early winners, taking two Grammys for her Americana music single "The Joke" and another for her album "By the Way, I Forgive You".

This year's show exhibits some efforts to combat these diversity issues - the academy, which The Times reported has invited 900 new members to vote, expanded major categories from five to eight nominees. I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic. "So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you'll find it right there". "The point is, you've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown".

When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to "step up". Other big stars also declined to attend, including Kendrick Lamar, the top nominee with eight, and Drake, nominated for seven awards.

The opening contrasted with last year's Grammys, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage. There will be awkward moments, but a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, which will be performed by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, had better be one to remember.

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