Beyonce, Jay Z, Janelle Monae, Diddy and more were on hand for our favorite Grammy weekend event.
Show producer Ken Ehrlich says the rappers join a growing list of hip-hop artists who were asked to perform but declined.
The Grammys airs Sunday on CBS.
Avant will be recognized for his long and impactful career in the music business.
Keys shared a nine-minute video announcing the news, which featured the singer celebrating with family and friends, and trying on outfits.
All of our faves earned nominations this year, with quite a few of this year's stars landing noms in major categories.