The Grammys are going to give the gays everything they want.
Queer faves and Grammy nominees Janelle Monae, Cardi B and Kacey Musgraves will take the stage during the telecast on February 10, according to an announcement on the Grammys official website.
The good news: Monae, Cardi B and Musgraves are all nominated for album of the year. The bad news: only one of them can win — unless, of course, the Grammys goes the way of Lady Gaga and Glenn Close at the Critics Choice Awards. Of the trio, Cardi B has the most nominations, with five. Musgraves has four, three of them in country music categories. Monae is nominated for album of the year and best music video for “PYNK.”
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, both nominated for two Grammys, are also set to perform. And because the universe demands balance for anything good that happens, rapper(?) Post Malone has also been gifted a slot on the lineup.
Musgraves has already won two Grammy awards, for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, and the single “Merry Go Round.” Though Monae has garnered six nominations throughout her career, she’s yet to snatch a golden gramophone. Cardi B’s hit single “Bodak Yellow” earned two nominations last year, though she went home empty-handed. However, her hit album Invasion of Privacy is expected to do well when the February ceremony rolls around.
Cardi B was ruled ineligible for the Grammy’s best new artist award this year due to her 2018 nominations for “Bodak Yellow.”
Proving that there are still good hosts out there in the world, 16-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will MC the festivities, which already look to be a huge victory for queer rights.