Watch Lady Gaga perform "Shallow" at the 2019 Grammys

Watch Lady Gaga perform

Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez also spoke and stood in solidary with Obama, Gaga and Alicia Keys, who is hosting the show airing on CBS. "There's nothing better than this".

While Gaga earned her seventh and eighth Grammys, the A Star Is Born soundtrack standout marks director/actor Bradley Cooper's first-ever Grammy win.

The artiste's win is his first in a major Grammy category and fourth overall, after his hit Redbone won the prize for Best Traditional R&B Performance previous year. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more", she continued. I got to thank God, thank you for looking out for me.

"So if you see someone's that hurting, don't look away", she also said in her remarks.

Ahead of the show, The Recording Academy announced that Lady Gaga won Best Pop Solo Performance for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?) and Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Shallow".

As for the main event, viewers without access to TV will be able to catch all the performances and winners of the night by tuning into the Grammy Awards live stream on all CBS Access platforms, including the network's website and app.

Women were strongly represented at this year's Grammys. London-based Prashant Mistry, New York-based Falguni Shah and US-based Satnam Kaur have been nominated in different categories for their albums Symbol, Falu's Bazaar and Beloved respectively.

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Drake has been vocal about his disdain for the Grammys and the lack of diversity among its nominees.

There'll be more news to come tonight.

Some A-list artists (Ariana Grande, Drake, Kendrick Lamar) have already made headlines for confirming they won't take the stage.

Beck was a double victor during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for "Colors".

He's also chose to forgo consideration at the Juno Awards again this year with his latest album "Scorpion".

"When they don't take home the big prize", he said, "the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad".

Artists scheduled to perform include Diana Ross, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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