Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino Denied Grammy Performances

Report: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Report: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Ariana Grande reportedly pulled out of her performance due to a disagreement with production, and according to a new report from The New York Times, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino declined the Recording Academy's invitation to perform at the awards show altogether.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN. but has yet to snare a Grammy for Album of the Year - earned eight nods while Canadian rapper Drake snagged seven. Critics may carp about the Grammy Awards themselves going to bland, middle-of-the-road acts instead of trailblazers, but Grammy red carpet fashion is usually wilder and more fun to gawk at then the self-consciously chic finery stars sport to the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and more. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

Music's biggest night is nearly here, as the 61st Annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS this Sunday.

"I don't think you can say anyone is a front-runner", said Melinda Newman, West Coast editor of Billboard magazine. Pop superstar Ariana Grande called out show producer Ken Ehrlich after he claimed Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. nominees Chloe x Halle, Grammy victor Lady Gaga, Grammy victor Mark Ronson, and Grammy nominee Travis Scott are set to perform on Music's Biggest Night.

For more early content, the Recording Academy has a pre-show starting at 5 p.m. on the Grammys Facebook page (you can also watch on the CBS Facebook page or CBS.com), hosted by "ET Live's" Cassie DiLaura and Dana Blair.

If you don't have CBS All Access, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV also include CBS, depending on the market.

The performances: The Grammys will feature a bevy of musical performances, including an opening number featuring Camila Cabello alongside Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Young Thug and J Balvin.

Drake, Lamar, and Gambino's refusal to perform on Sunday is understandable given the Grammys' historically tumultuous relationship with hip-hop. Parton is also being honored with performances of her classic hits, with help from Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. Women artistes are leading the nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.

Six of the best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the Grammys this year.

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