Critics may carp about the Grammy Awards themselves going to bland, middle-of-the-road acts instead of trailblazers, but Grammy red carpet fashion is usually wilder and more fun to gawk at then the self-consciously chic finery stars sport to the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and more.
The lead-up to this year's Grammys has not been completely smooth, though.
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she tweeted.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air Sunday evening on CBS, featuring guest performers, celebrity presenters and nominees including Record of the Year contenders such as "I Like It", "The Joke", "This Is America", "God's Plan", "Shallow", "All the Stars", "Rockstar" and "The Middle".
This year, five of the eight Album of the Year nominations went to female artists: Cardi B, Carlile, Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and Musgraves. She responded on Twitter and said she "can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken".
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To kick things off, all the guests entered via " Stormi's mouth" in an inflatable version of the toddler's face - I mean, extra. "I had to go all out for my baby", Jenner wrote on Instagram , where she documented all of " Stormi World".
Leading nominees Kendrick Lamar, who produced the Black Panther soundtrack, and Canadian rapper Drake will also be absent in what is seen as a snub by the three rappers of an awards show that has often shut hip-hop artists out of its top prizes, despite rap's dominance as the biggest music genre in the United States.
Drake, Lamar and Childish Gambino - the rap alter-ego of actor Donald Glover - have also all turned down performance offers, and it was not clear if they would even attend.
Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys. He later acknowledged that it was a "poor choice of words", and his much-criticized remarks forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity. Collaborations include Camila Cabello and J Balvin; Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers; and Dua Lipa and St. Vincent.
This year's nominees mark a departure from the 2018 Grammys, where Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was criticized when he said women need to "step up" when asked about the lack of women in the top categories. There will be awkward moments, but a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, which will be performed by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, had better be one to remember.