How to Watch-and Stream-the 2019 Grammys

Their absence is seen as a snub by the three rappers for an awards show that has shut hip-hop artists out of its top prizes for a decade, despite rap's dominance as the biggest music genre in the United States.

Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, with Lamar earning eight nods and and Drake seven. Viewers can also tune in for the repeat telecast at 2 pm and 9 pm on the same channel.

Below is all the information you need to watch the Grammys online and live Sunday to catch the winners at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The red-carpet, followed by the full event, can be watched live on Grammy's official website as well as on the CBS website. Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You" and H.E.R.'s self-titled album are also in contention.

The televised bash in Los Angeles, which kicks off at 5:00 pm at the Staples Centre, is not without controversy, as the Recording Academy grapples with how to embrace diversity in its ranks. "Just knowing that so many women are nominated this year, looking back from last year to this year when I was on the stage at the Grammys, you could see that I was frustrated about the opportunities and about our visibility as women", said Monae, who gave powerful speech last year ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.

Who is hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards?

. Women also have a strong presence in those top categories, including Lady Gaga, SZA, Maren Morris and Ella Mai. The 8-time Grammy victor will herself take to the stage for a special performance.

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.

Along with Wilson, this year's presenters include current Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges and Luke Combs; Grammy winners Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz and Meghan Trainor; recording artist Kane Brown; South Korean pop sensation BTS; past Grammy nominee Cedric The Entertainer; and actors Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wilmer Valderrama.

Viewers may also be paying close attention to the number of female winners, as previous year the show made headlines when Alessia Cara was the only woman to nab a solo Grammy.

For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins. Falguni "Falu" Shah is nominated in Best Children's Album category for her album Falu's Bazaar, Snatam Kaur Khalsa is nominated in New Age Album category for his album Beloved and Prashant Mistry (Engine-Earz Experiment) is nominated in Best Immersive Audio Album category for his album Symbol.

Vanessa Coleman

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