The stakes have by no means been larger for Music’s Biggest Night. Sure, the 2021 GRAMMY Awards will see the likes of Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Beyoncé competing for prime honors, however it is going to additionally check whether or not the Recording Academy can pull off an awards present throughout a worldwide pandemic.
This yr’s Trevor Noah-hosted ceremony is an in-person present, happening on the Los Angeles Convention Center — as a substitute of the GRAMMYs’ traditional residence on the Staples Center — with outside performances on a number of socially distances levels from Cardi B, BTS, Harry Styles and extra. Due to COVID-19 security precautions, the viewers should watch from residence.
Meanwhile, ET is correct right here offering nonstop protection of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. So, with out additional ado:
Taylor Swift Transports the GRAMMYs to the Land of ‘Folklore’
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Swift took the stage alongside inventive collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner to carry out an enchanted medley of “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Willow” in a Folklore-themed magical forest set and really cottagecore cabin. The singer, who donned a flowing gold and purple robe, was nominated six GRAMMYs this yr, together with Big Four awards Album of the Year (for Folklore), and Song of the Year (for “Cardigan”).
Miranda Lambert Wins Best Country Album
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Announced from a small venue in Nashville — a part of the GRAMMYs’ hope to shine a light-weight on companies impacted by COVID-19 — Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard was named Best Country Album. Her husband escorted her to the stage, the place Lambert thanked the Recording Academy for “putting this together and at least kind of letting us say hi,” shouted out her fellow feminine nominees and the followers. “I love you so much,” she stated.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Bring Their Silky Sounds to the GRAMMYs
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The new collab between the R&B crooners simply launched their first music two weeks in the past — however that did not cease them from bringing Silk Sonic to the GRAMMYs stage. After making a last-minute plea to The Recording Academy to “reunite” on stage, Bruno and Anderson .Paak carried out their easy new single, “Leave the Door Open.”
“Like every Bruno Mars song, I can’t wait to dance to that at every wedding for the rest of my life,” Trevor Noah quipped following the retro efficiency.
Dua Lipa Gets the GRAMMYs ‘Levitating’ With DaBaby
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With six nominations this yr, Dua was positively one to look at, and her efficiency made that clear: The singer kicked issues off together with her hit “Levitating,” performing in a scorching pink ball robe, earlier than a fast change whereas DaBaby’s returning to the stage for his verse.
Dua’s second outfit was a purple glitter swimsuit coat, which she then stripped down right into a third outfit — a pink glittery bikini — for a efficiency of her Record of the Year-nominated monitor, “Don’t Start Now,” posing by her choreo alongside a troupe of dancers with metallic masks that includes vibrant pink lips.
Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez Bring the Hype With ‘Dakiti’
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Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez took the stage in futuristic vogue to carry out their chart-topper, “Dakiti.” Jhay kicked off the efficiency, with Bad Bunny becoming a member of in a silver chainmail prime and matching sun shades — dressed to impress as all the time. (Bad Bunny is nominated for 2 GRAMMYs this yr, together with Best Latin Pop or Urban Album for YHLQMDLG.)
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch Take Us to Church With ‘Rockstar’
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The blinged out duo have been joined by a small however enthusiastic gospel choir and violinist for a efficiency of their Record of the Year-nominated hit, “Rockstar.” DaBaby has stolen the present on so many collaborator’s tracks that it solely feels honest that his efficiency was stolen by the elder girls singing background vocals — who Trevor Noah cheekily known as the “Baby Boomers.”
Black Pumas Show Their ‘Colors’
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After a Best New Artist nomination final yr, Black Pumas landed three nods at this yr’s GRAMMYs, together with Record of the Year recognition for “Colors.” After a brief movie shining a light-weight upon the duo’s origin story, they took the stage to thrill followers and fellow nominees with a soulful efficiency of their nominated monitor.
“How many years ago were you busking on the Santa Monica pier?” Trevor Noah requested lead singer Eric Burton following the efficiency, to which he confirmed, “About six!” And now he is acting at Music’s Biggest Night.
Megan Thee Stallion Wins Best New Artist
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Lizzo could not have received Best New Artist final yr, however who had an even bigger and higher 2020 than Lizzo? So win or lose, this yr’s BNA nominees can be ok with what’s to come back. A clearly shocked Megan Thee Stallion was named the winner and he or she was immediately emotional as she took the stage to provide her acceptance speech.
“I don’t want to cry,” she stated. “I just want to say, every artist nominated for this award is amazing, so shoutout to y’all… It’s been a hell of a year, but we made it! I really want to say thank you to my mama, she’s not here with me today but she’s here with me in spirit. She always knew I could do it.”
HAIM Headline the World’s Smallest Rock Concert
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Pandemic be damned, the GRAMMYs is not full with out some jamming. The Haim sisters rounded out the trio of opening performances with their Best Rock Performance-nominated monitor “The Steps.” Fellow performers Harry Styles and Billie Eilish have been seen bopping to the intimate efficiency, as was host Trevor Noah and a small group of masked bystanders.
Billie Eilish Makes Her GRAMMYs Return After Last Year’s Sweep
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After sweeping Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist on the 2020 GRAMMYs, Eilish took the stage together with her brother Finneas to carry out her Song of the Year-nominated monitor “Everything I Wanted,” whereas standing atop a seemingly-submerged automotive in a glittery inexperienced ensemble.
In addition to a gap efficiency, Eilish is already a winner this yr — nabbing Song Written for Visual Media for her James Bond theme music, “No Time to Die.”
Harry Styles Performs on the GRAMMYs for the First Time
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“Ladies, you better watch out, because he’ll steal your heart and steal your dress — and he’ll look damn good doing it,” Trevor Noah joked in introducing first-time GRAMMYs performer Harry Styles. Also a first-time nominee this yr, Styles donned a boa and leather-based for the primary efficiency of the night: A groovy rendition of his single “Watermelon Sugar.”
Trevor Noah Welcomes You to the GRAMMYs within the Time of Corona
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This yr’s host kicked off the GRAMMYs from an outside tent, promising the evening’s awards present can be probably the most thrilling occasion of the yr “besides the storming of the Capitol.”
“This is the rare awards show where the white stuff going up people’s noses is cotton swabs,” Noah joked of the COVID-sensitive GRAMMYs, the place the evening’s nominees will sit at socially-distanced tables open air, earlier than heading contained in the Los Angeles Convention Center to carry out for an viewers of their friends.
“Tonight, we’re hoping that this is all about what 2021 can be: full of joy and new beginnings…full of hope for what is to come.”
How to look at the GRAMMY Awards on TV or on-line.
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Music’s Biggest Night begins now. After being postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 GRAMMY Awards are lastly airing tonight. The present will broadcast reside on CBS, and you can even stream the present reside on Paramount+ (previously often known as CBS All Access). Learn extra about how the festivities will go down, who’s internet hosting, who’s performing and the way to observe together with all of the motion.
Megan Thee Stallion Is ‘So Humbled’ by First GRAMMYs Win
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Make that Megan Thee GRAMMY Winner. During the Premiere Ceremony, Meg received Best Rap Performance for her and Beyoncé’s “Savage Remix” and instructed ET, “I’m so humbled. Like, I don’t even know what to say. I’m just excited to be here.”
“My mom would always say, ‘We’re going to be at the GRAMMYs and blah blah blah,'” Meg added. “Like, I would perform at clubs, bars, anywhere I could perform I was there, and she would be like, ‘One day, we’re gonna be front row’ and I would be like, ‘That’s so far away!’ But it came so quickly, and I’m just so happy.”
Dan + Shay Reveal Justin Bieber’s Reaction to GRAMMY Win
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The Biebs is now a two-time GRAMMY winner — and his newest is for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, which he received for “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay. “He loves country music — he always has — and when we asked him to be on the song, he was super pumped. For the song to do what it did, to reach so many people, to impact so many lives, I know that meant a lot to him,” Dan instructed ET, having simply gotten off a celebratory name with Bieber. “We’ve become friends with him and Hailey over the last couple years, and this is a big win for us, for our team, for everybody involved.”
As for the duo? “We’re feeling fantastic, my heart’s still beating,” Shay says. “It’s been a wild year, and to be here with my best friend and be able to have our third year in a row of having this honor of winning GRAMMYs, it’s, like, the craziest thing in the world.”
Here’s Everyone Who’s Already Won a GRAMMY Today
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One of the enjoyable issues in regards to the GRAMMYs is that you possibly can win earlier than you hit the pink carpet. With a whopping 83 classes to announce annually, the Recording Academy presents nearly all of its awards in the course of the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, which is hosted by Jhené Aiko and streaming forward of the primetime broadcast. Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Megan Thee Stallion are already amongst this yr’s winners — so be sure you’re keeping track of our full winners checklist for all of the updates.
DaBaby’s GRAMMY Date Is DaMommy
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Everyone could also be singing, “That’s not DaBaby that’s my baby,” however there’s just one lady for whom it is true: DaBaby’s mother, who he introduced as his GRAMMYs date. “The sky is the limit, as he’s always been told, and he’s reaching that. And I’m looking forward to him to reach it and surpass,” she instructed ET, including that it is “fantastic, awesome, amazing, wonderful, all of the above” to see her son change into a star. As for DaBaby’s personal child, no youngsters are capable of attend the precise GRAMMYs due to COVID-19, so he created an at-home pink carpet so he may stroll it along with his daughter.
Blue Ivy Is a GRAMMY Winner at Age 9
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Beyoncé could also be 2021’s most-nominated artist, however her daughter is definitely this yr’s youngest winner: Blue Ivy Carter received her very first Golden Gramophone for her and her mom’s music, “Brown Skin Girl,” which received the GRAMMY for Best Music Video. She is the second youngest musician to take residence the prize. Leah Peasall was 8 when she received for her contribution to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack in 2001.
Look Back on the Best GRAMMYs Gowns of All Time
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The pink carpet expertise is totally different nowadays, however GRAMMYs vogue by no means disappoints. In anticipation of tonight’s GRAMMY Awards, let’s have a look again at the most effective — and sometimes occasions outrageous — GRAMMY vogue of all time. From Taylor Swift’s surprising red-and-pink crop top-and-skirt combo in 2016 to Fergie’s gorgeous look in Calvin Klein again in 2008, take a look at who made the minimize.
Do you understand who will take residence probably the most Grammys?
2: 50 PM: Beyoncé is the most-nominated artist this yr with 9 whole. But will she take residence probably the most gramophones? That stays to be seen. She’s up in opposition to the likes of Billie Eilish (for Record of the Year), who was the star of the evening on the GRAMMY Awards in 2020. She’ll additionally tackle Taylor Swift within the Song of the Year class. Swift is again within the combine in a giant method due to her album Folklore, and her single “Cardigan” may finest Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” — the considered which is giving us 2009 VMAs flashbacks.
And let’s not overlook the facility of Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia. The album contends with Swift’s Folklore within the Album of the Year class and Dua Lipa’s music “Don’t Start Now” goes up in opposition to “Black Parade,” “Savage” and Doja Cat’s “Say So” within the Record of the Year class.
There are a number of robust matchups for the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. We have some strong predictions for a way the evening will shake out.
Who are the 2021 GRAMMY Awards Nominees?
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The checklist of 2021 GRAMMY Award nominees is stacked. Beyoncé is the most-nominated artist this yr with 9 whole. Her nominations embrace a number of with fellow Houston artist Megan Thee Stallion for his or her music “Savage.” Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift are proper behind Queen Bey with six nominations every.
Meryl Streep — sure, we’re certain we’re speaking about GRAMMY nominations — is now a six-time nominee. 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Hafltime Show performer The Weeknd acquired zero nominations, a peculiar snub that has led to him boycotting the awards.
Here’s who’s performing on the 2021 GRAMMY Awards tonight
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Harry Styles will open the present on Music’s Biggest Night, and Taylor Swift, Cardi B and Bad Bunny are among the many largest stars set to carry out. Plus BTS, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Roddy Rich, Miranda Lambert and Megan Thee Stallion are all set to placed on a present on socially distanced, particularly designed levels.
Rounding out the spectacular line-up are a slew of different megastars from a big selection of musical genres together with Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Haim, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Mickey Guyton, Brittany Howard, Lil Baby, Maren Morris and the Black Pumas.
The Recording Academy additionally has some particular tributes in retailer for a few of the nation’s most beloved impartial music venues. And there’s additionally a particular, last-minute efficiency addition: Bruno Mars.
The GRAMMY Awards have a brand new host for 2021
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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will host the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will happen in and across the LA Convention Center on Sunday, and the comic and late-night host is prepared for the gig, tweeting “In a year that most human beings would love to forget, there has been one constant force that has brought us together – Music,” he wrote. “I’m truly honoured to be hosting The #GRAMMYs, a night celebrating all of our favourite artists who’ve helped keep us sane while we’re all stuck indoors!” Noah not too long ago instructed ET’s Keltie Knight that he plans to deal with this internet hosting job “like a waiter.” “My job is to present you, the audience, with the show.”
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