To think that just a few years ago, she was an Instagram-sensation-turned-reality star, and is now a Grammy award nominee is mind-blowing. "It definitely was overwhelming but also unbelievable, like the best dream you could have ever dreamed of", she said.
The Grammy's will take place on Sunday, February 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will air live on CBS and CBS's All Access streaming platform at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m PT.
The list of presenters also includes the immensely popular Korean boy band BTS, singer Kane Brown, Cedric the Entertainer - who was nominated for a Grammy in 2000 for best spoken comedy album - as well as actors Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wilmer Valderrama.
Last year, Cardi B was nominated for two Grammys. "Black Panther" received nominations for "All The Stars" in four categories including Record of the Year and Song of the Year as well.
Who will be performing at the awards show? In 2002, she won song of the year for "Falling".
Cardi B walked away empty-handed, but she used the letdown as motivation.
"I feel so blessed to be able to be coming now, just in support of so many fantastic people that are honored - especially so many women that are honored - and are going be celebrated that night", Keys told Entertainment Tonight of her opportunity to host. The video shows her breaking the news to her family, including her husband Swizz Beatz, a Grammy victor in his own right, whom she appears to have awakened. Her 2017 blockbuster album reputation only got one nod for Best Pop Vocal Album as did Travis Scott's Astroworld in the Best Rap Album category. "So it's like, if I don't get one, it means I have to triple the work and I'm going to keep on until I get one".
For instance, Cardi B could be the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Rap performance.
Gaga, victor of six Grammys, is now nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Shallow" and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Joanne".
"Sometimes I ask myself, 'Like, am I enough?"
"There's a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage", Keys said. "But when you do these types of commercials, it is like they certify you to the world and to yourself".