This is an epidemic award-show season, which thus far means a lot of technical glitches and acceptance speeches given off the couch. But the executive producer of the Grammys on Sunday Promises This will not give you “zoom fatigue”.
we will see about that.
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noa, hosted by “The Daily Show”, comes during a challenging time for the music industry – after a year of canceled tours, around closed music venues and the short-lived future of live music Uncertainty. The show was originally planned for January, but was postponed for six weeks over concerns about the spread of coronaviruses in California.
The performances have been engineered to perform like a continuous broadcast, even if some are pretended. They will take place in five stages, arranging to face each other in rounds, near the Staples Center general home in Los Angeles.
Following the epidemic-related concerns, the industry is rife with controversies: Over the years, there have been complaints of bias against women and black artists, in addition to complaints over an opaque mass vote system that critics say is unfair and out of touch. outside. The Weeknd, which received no nominations this year despite releasing a commercially and critically successful album, said it would boycott the awards from now on due to secret committees monitoring nominations in 61 of the show’s 84 categories. .
But on Sunday, the Recording Academy is planning an event that reflects a happier, more integrated side of the music industry.
What time does the festival begin?
The ceremony starts at 8 pm Eastern time, 5 pm Pacific. You can tune in on CBS or stream the show on Paramount +, a new streaming platform that can replace the recent CBS All Access.
There is a Grammys ceremony starting at 3 pm Eastern Time, Pacific in the afternoon. Hosted by singer-songwriter Jane Aiko (herself a Grammy nominee), the show has performed by a number of well-known artists including the Nigerian singer-songwriter. Burn boyBlues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and German pianist Igor Leavitt. More than 70 Grammys have also been provided at the ceremony, which is streamed on Grammy.com and The Grammys YouTube Channel.
Is there a red carpet show?
Yes. Grammyz Presu, which includes the red carpet stream, starts at 6:30 pm Eastern time. The backstage setup will feature exclusive Giddy Preview interviews with stars and Jhalak. You can see it at Grammy.com; Will also be streaming Facebook live.
Who will perform at the main event?
Taylor Swift, Billy Eilish, Dua Lipa, BTS, Harry Styles, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion – to name a few. Due to the epidemic, the Recording Academy describes its approach as “coming together while still being safely isolated”.
Also in the lineup are Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Maran Morris, Roddy Rich, Post Malone, Lil Baby and Mickey Gighton, the first black female artist to be nominated for Best Country Solo Performance. One notable absence is Adele, whose potential appearance was the subject of speculation by online fans.
What should you look for?
Beyoncé, who has nine nominations, will be aiming for her first win in a major category since 2010; A group of our critics and journalists discussed Whether it can win the record of the year with “Black Parade”. She could also score a win with Megan Thee Stallion from her own feature on “Savage (Remix)”. Other contenders for Record of the Year include Dua Lipa (“Don’t Start Now”), Roadie Rich (“Rockstar”), Doja Cat (“So To”), Billy Illish (“Everything Wanted”). Post Malone (“Circle”) and Black Puma (“Colors”).
Taylor Swift did not enroll in the top class, but has five nominations attached to her “Folk song,” An album made entirely in quarantine.
A novel feature of Grammys this year focuses on the hardest hit by the epidemic. The show will be highlighted Conflict of independent music venues Four live music spots in Los Angeles – from Troubadour and Hotel Cafe, Apollo Theater in New York and Nashville’s Station Inn staff members – present various award categories and encourage fans to support their local clubs Huh.