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Lady Gaga to perform at 2019 Grammys

Lady Gaga can’t be in two places at once, especially two awards shows at two different sides of the pond this Sunday: the Grammys in Los Angeles and the BAFTAs in London.

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We hear that Gaga will be performing at the Grammys where she is nominated for five awards, four for “Shallow” from A “Star Is Born”: record of the year, song of the year, best pop duo/group (with Bradley Cooper) performance and best song written for visual media. Her fifth Grammy nom is in the best pop solo performance category for her piano version of “Joanne.”

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It would come as no surprise if she sings “Shallow” this Sunday. When the song “Listen” from 2007’s Dreamgirls was up for an Oscar nom, Beyonce took the opportunity to perform that song at the Grammys (the track was written by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler with lyrics by Anne Preven).

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Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper will head to London to support “A Star Is Born‘s” presence there, of which he has five of the pic’s seven BAFTA noms: best film (shared with Bill Gerber and Lynette Howell Taylor), best leading actor, best screenplay (shared with Eric Roth, Will Fetters), original music, and the David Lean Award for direction. The movie is also nominated for best sound as well as best actress for Gaga (she’s also sharing original music credits).

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Overall, “A Star Is Born” counts eight Oscar noms, including best song (“Shallow” which Gaga is co-credited on), best actress Gaga, best picture, lead actor Cooper, supporting actor Sam Elliott, adapted screenplay, cinematography and sound mixing. To date, “A Star Is Born” has racked up $ 417.4M at the global box office.

The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in LA at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m..

Grammys find balance between awards and performances

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(CNN)The Grammys return this weekend, facing some of the same challenges as those confronting its movie-industry counterpart, the Oscars, but with at least one significant advantage: the music world’s top prize has already found a balance between handing out awards and delivering entertainment.

Like the Oscars, ratings for last year’s Grammys fell sharply, dropping by roughly 24% in total viewers (to 19.8 million) and in key young-adult demographics that advertisers sell against compared to the previous year.
Also like the Oscars, the presentation will shake up aspects of the broadcast. Alicia Keys will serve as host, after CBS late-night star James Corden filled that role back-to-back years; and there will be an expanded field of competitors, from five to eight, in the four major categories: album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist.
    In one key respect, though, the Grammys have seemingly become the enviable model of a modern awards ceremony, largely because the awards themselves co-exist more organically with entertainment and live performances. Although the Recording Academy presents more than 80 awards each year in a wide variety of categories, the telecast that airs on CBS features only about 10 of those presentations, squarely putting the emphasis on a concert-like atmosphere that highlights unique combinations of talent and tributes.
    Other major awards, by contrast, present two dozen or more trophies, as well as honorary awards. With the pressure to keep viewers engaged, that has produced tension about streamlining the process by racing through it or even presenting awards off air during commercial breaks in order to squeeze what is theoretically more engaging content into the presentations.
    Unlike other major award events, the Grammys have considerable entertainment value baked into the format, which is significantly different than stars (and in the case of the Oscars, technical talent) parading to the stage giving speeches. The Grammy format has “evolved over the last decade or so, as audience desire has changed and shifted,” said Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive vice president of specials, music and live events.
    Sussman acknowledged that the overall surplus of award shows is a likely factor in declining ratings, diluting the experience. But he stressed that a few major awards presented by industry peers — the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys being the others — still possess a level of prestige that sets them apart.
    Although the number of on-air awards has declined, the Grammys remain committed to providing a broader celebration of the year in music, as well as tributes that offer performance opportunities. This year, the latter includes segments devoted to Motown’s 60th anniversary (the subject of a stand-alone special that will be taped next week and broadcast in April) and Dolly Parton.
    According to Sussman, the balance that must be struck involves highlighting the year’s award-worthy artistry — with Kendrick Lamar and Drake leading the way in terms of total nominations — and still putting on a show that’s mindful of the viewer at home.
      “You need to maintain that integrity, and give the audience something that entertains them and keeps them watching,” he said. “And they’re not mutually exclusive.”
      The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air Feb. 10 on CBS.

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      Bebe Rexha is once again calling out fashion designers who allegedly told her she’s “too big” to dress.

      The 29-year-old pop star who scored a Grammy nomination for best new artist told her fans she’s finding it rather difficult to land a designer who will fit her for next month’s awards show – and she shared her frustration on Monday in a video posted to Instagram.

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      “So, I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like, the coolest thing ever. And a lot of times, artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet,” Rexha explained to her fans.

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      “So, I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, I’m too big,” Rexha lamented. “If a size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you. Then I don’t want to wear your f—ing dresses. ‘Cause that’s crazy. You’re saying that all the women in the world that are size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses.”

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      “So all the people who said I’m thick and can’t wear dresses: F— you, I don’t wanna wear your f—ing dresses,” Rexha vented.

      While it isn’t the first time Rexha has expressed her disdain for designers unwilling to dress her, the “Meant to Be” songstress isn’t the only entertainer who has struggled to find designers willing to create dresses for their red carpet walks. Comedians Leslie Jones and Megan Mullally have had similar hurdles to navigate in their quests to score wardrobe designs. In both cases, “Project Runway” star designer Christian Siriano came through in the clutch to deliver stunning garbs.

      2019 Grammys: Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato and more react

      Here’s how some of the nominees reacted to when they heard they were up for Grammy Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 10 in Los Angeles:

      “Art is thriving. I’ve been so inspired by the creative climate this year has generated, and I’m SO thankful to be nominated alongside some truly brilliant & innovative artists. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” — Kacey Musgraves, nominated for album of the year, best county solo performance, best country song and best country album, said on Twitter.

      “I guess I’m going to the Grammys.” — Chris Rock, nominated for best comedy album, said on Instagram.

      “Such a real freaking honour, shock and surprise to be nominated for ‘electricity’ I truly love this song so much” — Mark Ronson, nominated for three Grammys, said on Twitter.

      “THANK YOU” — P!nk, nominated for best pop vocal album, posted on Twitter.

      “The Marathon Continues” — Nipsey Hussle, whose album “Victory Lap” is nominated for best rap album, posted on Instagram.

      “TWO NOMINATIONS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IM SO HAPPY BUT I CANT STOP CRYIN I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!” — Dua Lipa, nominated for best new artist and best dance recording, said on Twitter.

      “THIS IS INSANE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. 5 NOMINATIONS?????” — H.E.R. on Twitter, reacting to her nominations for album of the year, best new artist, best R&B album, best R&B performance and best R&B song.

      “Song of the year and best r&b song be de da doooooo” — Ella Mai, whose song “Boo’d Up” is nominated in both categories, said on Twitter.

      “Unbelievable, speechless right now. I LOVE YOU.” — Shawn Mendes, nominated for song of the year and best pop vocal album, posted on Twitter.

      “WHY DON’T YOU JUST MEET ME AT THE GRAMMYS! 5 nominations?! I am so honored @RecordingAcad and so proud of all my GRAMMY NOMINATED FRIENDS.” — Maren Morris, nominee for record of the year, song of the year, best pop duo/group performance, best country solo performance/country and best country song, said on Twitter.

      Woke up filled with hope. Dreams come true y’all… thank you @xtina. I love you so much.” — Demi Lovato, nominated for best pop duo/group performance for “Fall in Line” her feature with Christina Aguilera, posted on Twitter.

      “You deserve it all and getting to work with you was its own award for me @ddlovato. There’s no one I’d rather share this with!!!” – Aguilera tweeted in response to Lovato’s initial post.

      “Two?!” — Jonathan McReynolds, a nominee for best gospel performance song and best gospel album, said on Instagram.

      “What a humbling list of friends and creative influences to be on. Thank you @RecordingAcad!” — Patton Oswalt, nominated for best comedy album, said on Twitter.

      “#DreamComeTrue” — Bebe Rexha, nominated for best new artist, said in an Instagram video.