Alicia Keys says 2019 Grammys will be the "sickest" yet

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The talk show host sang: "Tell me something, Keys, I hear you're set to host this year's Grammys" to which the singer replies: "Did you host it twice?" And while the Recording Academy has made a concerted effort over the past year to be more inclusive and make sure more women were in the top categories and onstage Sunday night, women behind the scenes in music remain outnumbered. This comes after the controversial ceremony last year where only one woman was nominated for the Album of the Year category and few women walked away with awards.

The films "Black Panther" and "A Star is Born" continue their award show presence with nominations at the Grammy Awards. "Maybe you could give me some advice".

ET caught up with this year's GRAMMYs host at the award show's red carpet rollout on Thursday, where she gushed about the talented host's singing chops. "A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the flawless choice as host for our show", said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

Janelle Monae channeled some Prince and melded it with alien flair on "Make Me Feel", which only underlined the power of her latest album, "Dirty Computer".

Five-time GRAMMY victor Ronson is nominated for three times this year: Song Of The Year and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Shallow" and Best Dance Recording for "Electricity".

See who else is nominated over here. Her first award came way back in 2002, when she snagged the coveted best new artist award, plus song of the year, record of the year, best R&B song, and best female R&B performance for "Fallin'". "Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond". However, rapper Kendrick Lamar, with eight nominations, still goes into the night as the artist with the most nods.

The recently confirmed additional performers include Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Mark Ronson, a collaboration between Dua Lipa and St Vincent, Chloe x Halle, and a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin from Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day. The Money hit-maker previously received nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

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