Lady Gaga scooped up five nominations including for both Record and Song of the Year for her heart-pounding hit "Shallow", which she performed in the film "A Star Is Born" with co-star Bradley Cooper. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude".
Obama, who got a rousing applause from the crowd, so much so that she had to pause saying her lines and restart once it calmed, said music "fueled" her through the last decade.
This now marks the second time that Drake has earned the honor of Best Rap Song, having won the award in 2017 for "Hotline Bling".
Just hours before her big Grammy wins, Lady Gaga won the Original Music award at the 2019 BAFTAs with her A Star Is Born director and co-star Bradley and musical consultant Lukas Nelson.
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she tweeted.
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Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the awards show had several conversations with Grande about performing on Sunday. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will be the first woman to host the ceremony in over a decade.
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Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: Gaga, Carlile, rapper Cardi B and pop futurist Janelle Monae are among the frontrunners.
Brandi Carlile, who's already taken home three trophies, for best American roots performance and best American roots song for "The Joke", as well as best Americana album for By The Way, I Forgive You. 2nd Grammy win of the night I am so overwhelmed by this kindness.
"The performance is based off of my grandma's childhood, and I have my family in the performance", she said on the red carpet. "As much as it is about me, it's not just about me", said Monae, who gave a powerful speech a year ago ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.
What will the final speech from Neil Portnow - who caused more than a little consternation a year ago when he said women needed to "step up" in order to secure broader inclusion - contain? I got to thank God, thank you for looking out for me.
Several big stars are not attending the Grammys, including Grande, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, the top nominee with eight, and Drake, nominated for seven awards.
There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.