Grammy Awards 2018: Ceremony facing cash crunch

Tyler The Creator hopes to win Grammy over Jay-Z, can he do it?

Just days before the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Tyler, the Creator is making it known that he believes his record Flower Boy should win Best Rap Album.

ET's Cameron Mathison and Sophie Schillaci joined forces in our Absolut Lime Green Room to reflect on our favorite GRAMMYs of the past.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor recordings released during the previous year.

The GRAMMYs stage has seen plenty of powerful pairings, including Elton John and Eminem's collaboration in 2001.

With so many strong contenders, it's hard to say who the winners will be January 28. But they had an even bigger 2004 after their win at the Grammys, with Fallen finishing at No. 6 on Billboard's 2004 year-end list, and the Best New Artist award helping propel the album to another 2.6 million copies sold in 2004.

Alison Krauss is the female artist with the most Grammy wins, having won 27 Grammys.

This year, Chappelle is nominated for his first-ever Grammy thanks to The Age of Spin & Deep In the Heart of Texas, which is up for Best Comedy Album. Read about the other nominees for the category here.

1986 Prince is nominated for Album of the Year for the second and last time for "Sign o' the Times".

2016 Grammy voters' love for Taylor Swift proves embarrassing once more, as her "1989" album beats Kendrick Lamar's landmark "To Pimp a Butterfly".

Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big. In honor of the show's return to NY after 15 years in Los Angeles, there will be two Broadway tributes: Patti LuPone will return to croon "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from her star-marking performance in Evita, and Dear Evan Hansen nominee Ben Platt will perform a classic from West Side Story in a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.

"4:44", which includes songs about Jay-Z's relationship with Beyonce and family life, marks the rap icon's first nomination for album of the year as a lead artist; it is Lamar's third in the top category. "Divide" earned a nomination for best pop vocal album, while his No. 1 hit, "Shape of You", is up for best pop solo performance. These artists have already put out award-worthy music and are likely to develop more as they grow in their careers.

The song-of-the-year category is a songwriters' award, and this decade's winners have nearly exclusively been pensive, sweeping anthems, including Adele's Hello, Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

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