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:
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.
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Before the Grammys officially start, Grammy.com and YouTube are hosting the Premiere Ceremony at 3 p.m. ET. Current three-time nominee Jhené Aiko hosts this presentation, which will feature performances from nominees like Burna Boy, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Igor Levit, Lido Pimienta, Rufus Wainwright and others. The Premiere Ceremony will also announce the winners of more than 70 Grammy categories across such diverse genres as classical, jazz and R&B.
E! will also air its own 2021 Grammy Awards “red carpet coverage” starting at 4 p.m. ET, and running until the telecast at 8 p.m. Though there will be no actual red carpet, expect to see interviews with various nominees, as well as E! hosts and talking heads giving their picks for the night’s big winners.
Originally scheduled for January 31, the 2021 Grammy Awards were pushed back due to the global pandemic and are now airing on Sunday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
If you don’t have cable, one of many ways to watch the 2021 Grammys online is through the Amazon Prime Paramount+ channel.
It’s an extremely easy way to watch a live stream of your local CBS channel on the Prime Video app–which is available on more devices than other streaming services–and it comes with a free 30-day trial (if you previously used your free trial when it was branded as CBS All Access, Paramount+ costs just 99 cents for the first month).
Here’s how everything you need to know about how to watch the 2021 Grammys on Amazon Prime’s Paramount+ channel via various streaming devices:LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Dua Lipa lead the charge at the reinvented Grammy Awards on Sunday, where the music industry hopes to put a year-long pandemic behind it.
But an unusually diverse line-up of contenders for the top prize – album of the year – mean it could be anyone’s night.
“The nominations were so surprising – The Weeknd not getting nominated – it’s a very strange year to try to predict,” said Melinda Newman, Billboard’s executive editor for the West Coast and Nashville.
“I think it’s going to be a year where no-one makes a clean sweep,” she added.
The winners are chosen by some 11,000 voting members of the Recording Academy.
Interim Recording Academy president Harvey Mason Jr said he hoped the show would be “a chance to have a little bit of normalcy, of people coming together and playing music.”
Beyonce, now the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with 79 career nods, leads all comers with nine nominations. The nods come mostly from music like single “Black Parade” that celebrated Black culture in a year of racial turmoil in the United States.
But Beyonce is not on the list of musicians booked for Sunday’s three hour show, which will take place as a mix of live and pre-recorded performances from the likes of Swift, K-Pop band BTS, newcomer Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Latin star Bad Bunny, and Black country singer Mickey Guyton.
Swift and British pop singer Lipa got six nominations apiece, along with rapper Roddy Ricch. Lipa, and her album “Future Nostalgia,” may have the edge as the only one of the trio to get nods in all three of the big races – album, record, and song of the year. [L1N2LA29X]
“Dua Lipa has been everywhere this last year. It’s a really great happy dance disco revival,” said Alex Suskind, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly.
Suskind said he felt that Swift, who got the best reviews of her career for her surprise lockdown album “Folklore,” has a better shot at winning song of the year – which is awarded for writing – with the track “Cardigan.”
Eilish, 19, who swept the 2020 Grammys with her debut album, is back again with three nods for her ballad “Everything I Wanted,” and one for her theme song for the upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die.”
“I think the Billie Eilish train at the Grammys is going to keep rolling,” Suskind said.
South Korean boy band BTS marked a breakthrough year in the United States by securing their first major Grammy nomination for their English-language hit “Dynamite.”
They will be performing from Korea on Sunday and hoping for a win in the closely-contested best pop duo or group field.
“We just keep seeing these amazing acts coming out of Korea and it doesn’t seem like it’s ending at all. It’s really great fun, pop music,” said Newman.