Alicia Keys has been a fixture at the Grammy Awards for almost two decades now, ever since she burst onto the scene in 2002. She said she is trying to stay on an even keel, preparing for the "best of the worst".
The Grammy's will take place on Sunday, February 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will air live on CBS and CBS's All Access streaming platform at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m PT. "For some reason, with this whole Grammys coming, my mind has been like anxiety, anxiety". Now in its 61st year, the Grammy Awards is shaping up to be one to remember with eclectic performances, top-tier artists going head-to-head in the nominations and more. Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" is up album of the year, as well as Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy". She also received nods for best pop duo/group performance, rap performance and rap album. That being said, the couple ended up empty-handed the last couple of years - Beyoncé's Lemonade losing out in the album of the year category in 2017 and Jay-Z getting nothing despite having eight nominations in 2018.
Cardi B walked away empty-handed, but she used the letdown as motivation.
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?" 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.More news: Houston area: Three measles cases confirmed in NW Harris County
This clip is definitely one of the best ways to get us amped for the Grammys (as if we weren't already).
News struck before nominations were announced that Cardi B and Post Malone were ineligible for the Best New Artist category. 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'".
"Sometimes I ask myself, 'Like, am I enough? I do hope that I am on that stage and I get to - obviously I'll be on stage - and I do hope that she joins me", Keys said. "But when you do these types of commercials, it is like they certify you to the world and to yourself".