Grammys the latest casualty of this tumultuous award season

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So it was somewhat of a surprise when the Toronto rapper took the stage at tonight's Grammys to accept the award for Best Rap Song.

As fans know all too well and are very proud, BTS was at the Grammys this year, not only to present an award but also because their Love Yourself: Tear album, and its art director, HuskyFox, got nominated for the Best Recording Package.

But the Grammys are just the latest accomplishment for the Korean boy band this year.

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke". Best new artist Alessia Cara was the only woman to receive her own award during the telecast, and Lorde, the sole woman to earn an album of the year nomination, was not invited to perform her own music.

But, if and when you hear her name tonight, in the context of nominees or as the victor, now you know a little more about who she is.

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Monae's "Dirty Computer" is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Sunday's show.

Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves swept the boards in their respective genre categories, Americana and Country, making the ones to beat in the night's main category - album of the year. Pop singer Ariana Grande recently tweeted that she pulled out of performing this year due to a creative disagreement with its producers, while rappers Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), Drake and Kendrick Lamar all reportedly turned down offers from the show, which has a fraught history with hip-hop artists. Emily Lazar, one of the engineers who worked on the album and won alongside Beck, said onstage that she was the first female mastering engineer to win in the latter category. "As much as it is about me, it's not just about me", said Monae, who gave a powerful speech a year ago ahead of Kesha's emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women's rights.

Drake has been vocal about his disdain for the Grammys and the lack of diversity among its nominees. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.

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