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She was a former stripper who became a social media darling and reality star before she turned into a pop culture sensation and earned two Grammy nominations. This draws comparisons to last year's ceremony with Ed Sheeran being snubbed despite the success of his global hit "Shape of You". This is a category that often confuses audiences with the eligibility rules especially with the 2018 victor being Alessia Cara, an artist who released her debut album in 2015.

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The 15-time Grammy victor revealed she's looking forward to the prospect of more female acts following in her footsteps this year, adding: "Celebrating so many wonderful nominees, particularly women so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends". And particularly for women to have our seat at the table to represent the fact that we are so here and we are so incredible and we are the creators of our music.

Leading this year's awards is Kendrick Lamar with a total of eight nominations thanks to his work on the Black Panther soundtrack. Both Cardi B and Post Malone will compete in the major categories of Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

The academy also left power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z high and dry this year.

Other scheduled performers include Yolanda Adams, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Post Malone, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mark Ronson, Travis Scott and Young Thug.

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Diana Ross will put on a special performance to celebrate her 75th birthday along with her musical achievements throughout her career. The Money hit-maker previously received nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

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The academy has amassed an eclectic list of musicians and actors to present at this year's awards. The seven-member K-pop group has also been nominated for Best Recording Package for 2018's Love Yourself - Tear.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards airs live via satellite at 9AM on JackTV & ETC with a prime-time encore the same day at 7PM on JackTV and 8PM on ETC.