This year's show exhibits some efforts to combat these diversity issues - the academy, which The Times reported has invited 900 new members to vote, expanded major categories from five to eight nominees.
Meanwhile, those who choose to watch the ceremony on TV can catch the live broadcast of the Grammy Awards at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. The song has won three awards in total tonight.
After winning awards for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)", and "Shallow", Lady Gaga hit the Grammys stage on Sunday night to deliver a passionate rendition of the A Star Is Born standout track.
There was a tie for best rap performance, and Drake was surprisingly not one of the winners. Her performance of "Rainbow", draped in the symbolic colors of the LBGTQ pride flag, spoke to the album's progressive perspective. As much as it is about me, it's not just about me.
"We're finer than fine; we're super fine", RM said for all his bandmates about their excitement for the awards show.
"Yes, we have so much more work to do, but this is a moment to be celebrated".
She hailed the importance "particularly for women to have our seat at the table, to represent the fact that we are so here and so incredible and we are the creators of our music".
Best new artist victor Dua Lipa was also cut off after her speech went on through the walk-off music.
"It's not the National Basketball Association where at the end of the year you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions and won the games", he said.
They are both up for album of the year, alongside Cardi B, H.E.R., Post Malone and Janelle Monae.
What will the final speech from Neil Portnow - who caused more than a little consternation previous year when he said women needed to "step up" in order to secure broader inclusion - contain?
Prior to her performance, Lady Gaga had already won Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.
The night will also honour the careers of legendary artists Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Dolly Parton.