Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Alicia Keys and James Corden

Alicia Keys and James Corden Terence Patrick CBS

The actual pre-party will include a star-studded roster of performances from some of the biggest names in music.

Alicia Keys will be hosting the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this year.

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"If something's really important to you and you really, really care about it, don't forget to just soak it in", she continued, adding, "Because sometimes you can keep working for something and you do it, you do it right, but it doesn't mean that you necessarily super let yourself go and let yourself enjoy it".

"A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the ideal choice as host for our show", said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. "As an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and a spokesperson for change, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable Grammy Awards". The video shows her breaking the news to her family, including her husband Swizz Beatz, a Grammy victor in his own right, whom she appears to have awakened.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 field with eight Grammy nominations, followed by fellow hip-hop artist Drake follows with seven. Also teaming up for performances throughout the night are St. Vincent and Dua Lipa as well as Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga.

For a list of the complete nominations, visit the Grammys' site.

Additionally, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval will join Cabello for the show's opening, while Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin. Expect to see Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Charlie Wilson, Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz, Meghan Trainor, Kane Brown, BTS, Cedric the Entertainer, Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wilmer Valderrama take the stage to present the night's awards.

Traditionally, artists are allowed to perform the songs they are nominated for, and Grande isn't nominated for "7 Rings", considering it recently came out.

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