The event marks the first major (albeit very limited) red carpet experience in Los Angeles in a year.
After a year without red carpets due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Grammys is bringing a bit of normalcy back to L.A., inviting five outlets to work a socially-distanced arrivals area with fewer people.
The Recording Academy’s official preshow, the Associated Press, E!, Entertainment Tonight and People/Entertainment Weekly will all have spots on the red carpet, stationed in “media pods” or platforms, separated by partitions. Each outlet is only allowed three staffers and there will be another area for photos, a step-and-repeat wall where four photographers will snap images of the stars from 15 feet away as they arrive. Each artist is only allowed one guest.
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, will take place on March 14 (March 15 in India). The prestigious music awards show has been delayed owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As many as 22 artists are set to perform this year, a few of the performances will be pre-recorded, owing to the current situation.
The performers include Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Maren Morris, Post Malone, and Roddy Ricch.
While several artistes have performed at the Grammys before, many others will make their debuts this year. These include BTS and Harry Styles.
But what time will the ceremony take place? Here’s all you need to know!
Grammys 2021 date and time:
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Grammys 2021 is scheduled to take place on March 14. For several Eastern countries, including India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, the event will take place on March 15 owing to the time difference.The ceremony kicks off on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Viewers without access to television can still watch the show on any smart device by tuning into CBS’ live stream, on the network’s website or on the all new Paramount+ streaming service. Additionally, the show will be available on any number of services that host CBS, including Hulu + Live, Apple TV, YouTube TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and FuboTV.
The Recording Academy has already described the ceremony—like every awards show of the pandemic era—as being different from any before it. That means many of the nominees will appear virtually, while those actually in attendance will be spread safely apart. Really, though, the Grammys won’t be all that different from this year’s Golden Globes. But whereas the Globes featured Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting on opposite coasts in front of first responders and essential workers, the Grammys will be emceed by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah with an audience made up of the night’s performers.
The Recording Academy’s official preshow will be streaming live on the Grammy Awards’ Facebook page starting at 3:30 p.m. PT.
In addition to pre-show interviews, Grammy Live will give viewers behind the scenes and backstage access, a look back at moments from Grammys history and highlights from the Premiere Ceremony, where the majority of the awards are handed out.
The main, televised ceremony, hosted by Trevor Noah, kicks off at 5 p.m. PT on CBS and Paramount+.
Going into Sunday night, Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, followed by six-time nominees Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift.