Carlile won three honors in the Americana category and will compete for the three biggest awards during the live show: album, song and record of the year.
Beck was a double victor during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for "Colors". Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven and Brandi Carlile with six.
Unsurprisingly and well-deservedly, Childish Gambino was given best music video for "This Is America".
Her six nominations are for Record of the Year ("The Joke"), Album of the Year (By the Way, I Forgive You), Song of the Year ("The Joke"), Best American Roots Performance ("The Joke"), Best American Roots Song ("The Joke") and Best Americana Album (By the Way, I Forgive You).
The award was accepted by his daughter, Rashida Jones, who said: "When he first saw the film he said, 'I wish I could live forever - and I think he could be the first person to do that". Gaga also won best song for visual media for "Shallow" and best pop vocal performance for "Joanne" before the show.More news: Gervonta Davis knocks our Hugo Ruiz in first round to retain title
The 61st annual Grammys Awards will be held on 10 February at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Keys told CBS news this year´s greater representation from women was "far overdue". Alicia Keys had the support of her love Swizz Beatz from the moment she stepped out on the starry night.
Pop mega-star Ariana Grande - who dropped her highly anticipated album "Thank U, Next" just before the Grammys - slammed producer Ken Ehrlich over her decision not to perform, suggesting he was "lying" about her readiness.
This year, 5 of the 8 Album of the Year nominations went to female artists: Cardi B, Carlile, Monae, R&B prodigy H.E.R. and country star Kacey Musgraves.
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"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", she wrote Thursday afternoon.
What will the final speech from Neil Portnow - who caused more than a little consternation a year ago when he said women needed to "step up" in order to secure broader inclusion - contain?
Women are hoping to get their due after the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - told them previous year to "step up" if they wanted to do better on Grammys night. Weeks later, the academy announced that it had hired Tina Tchen, a lawyer and Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, to head a new task force on inclusion and diversity.
"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".
Others set to perform Sunday include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone and Chloe x Halle. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day will honor the late Aretha Franklin with a performance.More news: Drake, Kendrick Lamar And Childish Gambino Decline Grammy Performance