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Drake showed up (and got cut off), Brandi Carlile provided a thrill and Alicia Keys brought the chill. From powerhouse performances to mismatched collaborations, here’s how we saw the show.
Ariana Grande skipped the ceremony and made lots of noise, while Drake showed up and had his microphone cut off.
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From Cardi B on the half shell to Michelle Obama in a silver lounge suit and a barefoot Alicia Keys, women were front and center.
At a ceremony dominated by female performers and presenters, Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for “Golden Hour.” Cardi B became the first woman to win best rap album as a solo artist.
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Alicia Keys, Drake, Lady Gaga and others shared positive words with viewers, and left politics off the table.
The former first lady was joined by Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves,” she said.
As the 61st annual ceremony arrives, the Grammys are struggling to remain relevant and to meet demands for more equitable gender representation.
A list of the winners from the 61st annual Grammy Awards.