Essential Things to Understand About Alicia Keys

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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". The show will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The award ceremony is already showing every sign of being a stellar night as artists such as Janelle Monáe, Post Malone, and Miley Cyrus are expected to perform. The Soweto Gospel Choir has received five Grammy nominations and won two over the last couple of years.

According to, 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".

Even with all the competition and the odds playing against Cardi B (the number of possible Grammy nominees in a category has changed from 5 to 8), it's exciting to see that Cardi has not only been nominated for the best rap album, but also the album of the year.

Cardi B tipped her hat to legendary French entertainer and activist Josephine Baker with a randy performance straight out of 1920s nightclub, whether writhing atop a grand piano or strutting in peacock feathers.

"Tell me something, Keys, I hear you're set to host this year's Grammys", Corden sang, taking the place of Bradley Cooper's trademark Jackson Maine croon. "And then he was, like, kind of blowing and he had harmonies and, in fact, he was better than me!" "So it's like, if I don't get one, it means I have to triple the work and I'm going to keep on until I get one".

News struck before nominations were announced that Cardi B and Post Malone were ineligible for the Best New Artist category. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.

"Sometimes I ask myself, 'Like, am I enough?"

"There's a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage", she explained. "But when you do these types of commercials, it is like they certify you to the world and to yourself".