After the drama at the Oscars last Sunday, the Grammy Awards have a big show to fill.
It’s a rare year that the Recording Academy’s marquee ceremony honoring the best in music follows the globally televised Academy Awards, which honor cinematic achievement. It’s even rarer for the Oscars to dominate the headlines during the days leading up to the Grammys because a winner slapped a presenter during the live ceremony.
The feud still brewing between Will Smith and Chris Rock aside, the 64th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday. Here is everything you need to know.
What time is the show? What Channel?
The Grammys will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live at 5 pm Pacific on CBS. The ceremony will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
The show was previously scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles, but was postponed and later moved to Las Vegas due to concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19. That’s why it will also take place after this year’s Oscars,
Who is the host?
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is returning to host the ceremony for the second year in a row and has yet to comment on how the concert might be different.
Noah has been pretty quiet on social media in the run-up to the Grammys, and his late-night show has been off the air all week since the slap heard ’round the world. But the comedian resurfaced Wednesday on Twitter to razz CBS for razzing his singing.
Noah has been pretty quiet on social media in the run-up to the Grammys, and his late-night show has been off the air all week since the slap was heard around the world. But the comedian reappeared Wednesday on Twitter to raze CBS for razing their singing.
But aren’t there two ceremonies?
In fact, there are. There are dozens of Grammy categories (86 this year, not including special awards) and there simply isn’t enough time to pack them all into a roughly three-hour broadcast.
So the main show, which includes the four overall categories of album, record and song of the year and best new artist, focuses on putting together unlikely performance pairings and a few other awards and speeches scattered throughout.
Most Grammy Awards are presented during a pre-show known as the Academy Opening Ceremony. That show acknowledges everything from global music to the spoken word to the children’s album, and takes place a few hours before the televised show.
Grammy winner and current nominee LeVar Burton will host the Opening Ceremony at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom. Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe’a, John Popper and the Isaacs will open the show. Others scheduled to perform include current nominees Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell and Curtis Stewart.
Who is nominated?
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste leads the field with 11 nominations, and other acts with multiple nominations include Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER (each with eight) and Billie Eilish and Olivia. Rodrigo (each with seven).
These are the nominees in the four main categories:
Record of the year
- “I Still Have Faith in You” — ABBA
- “Freedom” – Jon Batiste
- “I Get a Kick Out of You” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
- “Peaches” — Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
- “Right on Time” — Brandi Carlile
- “Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring SZA
- “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
- “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” — Lil Nas X
- “Drivers License” — Olivia Rodrigo
- “Leave the Door Open” — Silk Sonic
Album of the year
- “We Are” — Jon Batiste
- “Love for Sale” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
- “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)” — Justin Bieber
- “Planet Her (Deluxe)” — Doja Cat
- “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
- “Back of My Mind” — HER
- “Montero” — Lil Nas X
- “Sour” — Olivia Rodrigo
- “Evermore” — Taylor Swift
- “Donda” – Kanye West
Song of the Year
- “Bad Habits”
- “A Beautiful Noise”
- “Driver License”
- “Fight for You”
- “Happier Than Ever”
- “Kiss Me More”
- “Leave the Door Open”
- “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
- “Right on Time”
- arooj aftab
- Jimmie Allen
- Baby Keem
- Glass Animals
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- The Kid Laroi
- Arlo Parks
- Olivia Rodrigo
Here is the full list of nominees
What is the difference between album, record and song of the year?
An excellent question, if we do say so ourselves. Record of the Year goes to the performer and recognizes the artists, producers and engineers who contribute to that recording. The album of the year award is given to a complete album. And Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter(s) and does not include the performer, unless they also co-wrote the song.
Who is performing and presenting?
Not Kanye West. And probably not the Foo Fighters.
Ye, a 22-time Grammy winner, said in March that he was removed from the performance list due to his “concerning online behavior,” stemming from what he wrote about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, and even Grammy host Noah. Rapper “Donda” is nominated for album of the year, melodic rap performance, rap album, and rap song. It is unclear if he will attend either ceremony.
Meanwhile, the rock band Foo Fighters, which was scheduled to perform at the Grammys, has canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins, last week.
The Recording Academy chose this year’s top nominee, Batiste, Brothers Osbourne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Eilish, HER, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, John Legend, Nas, Silk Sonic , Chris Stapleton, Rodrigo and Carrie Underwood will perform.
The late musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim will be honored during the tribute song “In memoriam” performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler.
Other acts including Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola and Billy Strings will perform “in special segments showcasing Las Vegas and highlighting genres not historically represented on the Grammy Awards telecast,” the academy said.
On Friday, the academy said the show’s hosts will include rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the recent Academy Award winner Questlove, whose Oscar was presented right after the slap, and Joni Mitchell, who has kept a relatively low profile. since he suffered an aneurysm.
Other presenters include past Grammy winners Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt and Keith Urban; former Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Avril Lavigne; actors and musicians Jared Leto and Michaela Jaé Rodríguez; and actor Anthony Mackie.
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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Grammy Awards