12x12 close outline12x12 edit12x12 headphones12x12 headphones outline12x12 pause outline12x12 pause12x12 play outline12x12 play12x12 stop12x12 stop outline12x12 envelope12x12 video outline12x12 download outline12x12 share outline12x12 share12x12 caret up outline12x12 caret right outline12x12 caret left outline12x12 caret down outline16x16 arrow right16x16 arrow left16x16 back to top16x16 caret up16x16 caret right16x16 caret left16x16 caret down16x16 check16x16 clock16x16 download16x16 envelope16x16 heart16x16 headphones16x16 info16x16 map pointer16x16 music16x16 pause16x16 phone16x16 photo16x16 play16x16 print16x16 search16x16 stop16x16 share16x16 warning16x16 talk16x16 user16x16 overflow horizontal16x16 overflow vertical16x16 microphone16x16 arrow left outline16x16 arrow right outline16x16 caret down outline16x16 caret top outline16x16 caret left outline16x16 caret right outline16x16 calendar outline16x16 headphones outline16x16 info outline16x16 pause outline16x16 play outline16x16 stop outline16x16 user outline16x16 warning outline16x16 apple16x16 facebook16x16 google16x16 instagram16x16 rss16x16 twitter16x16 youtube16x16 maboutiqueradio16x16 cart16x16 thumbs down16x16 thumbs up16x16 volume down16x16 mute16x16 volume up16x16 close
  • Home
  • Alicia Keys promises peace will reign at female-focused Grammys

Alicia Keys promises peace will reign at female-focused Grammys

Alicia Keys promises peace will reign at female-focused Grammys© Cover Media

Alicia Keys has promised to bring the feel-good factor back to the Grammy Awards by celebrating women as host.

The Fallin' hitmaker will become the first woman to host the U.S. music prizegiving since Queen Latifah in 2005 when she takes to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (10Feb19).

According to Billboard.com, at a Grammys preview event on Thursday the star promised her compere stint would be about the "power of music" and added: "We're all very excited, and the energy you're going to feel is far different than anything you've ever felt."

The awards bash struck a sour note last year when only one woman, Best New Artist Alessia Cara, won in a major category. For this year's 61st edition though, five of the eight acts nominated for the prestigious Album of the Year category are women - with Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Janelle Monae, and Kacey Musgraves all receiving nods.

The 15-time Grammy winner revealed she's looking forward to the prospect of more female acts following in her footsteps this year, adding: "Celebrating so many amazing nominees, particularly women nominees ... is so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends."

Speaking about how her hosting stint would stand out, the star said she hoped to promote peace, in contrast to the politically charged ceremonies of recent years.

"There's a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage," she explained. "So many times you come to these things as an artist and you're juggling so many things and there's so much pressure on you. I would love to ensure the peace and the good energy in the room so that our shoulders can all drop and we can feel the true blessing of having music as a universal language."

Lady Gaga, SZA, and Ella Mai are among the other female acts to have bagged major nominations in categories like song or record of the year - while there will be performances from the likes of Gaga, St. Vincent, Cardi, Brandi, and Dua Lipa. However, rapper Kendrick Lamar, with eight nominations, still goes into the night as the artist with the most nods.

 

 

 

Live from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
2742
100
Votre version d'internet explorer est trop basse. Utilisez au moins la version 11 ou un navigateur récent comme Google Chrome.