While the celebrations of the new year are slowly dying down, the hype of award season is well and truly underway. We are just weeks away from the 62nd GRAMMY Awards which sees musicians and their respective teams of producers, writers, and engineers rewarded with arguably the biggest honor in their field. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the biggest night in music and we’ve got all the details that you need to know about the GRAMMYs.
When and where will The GRAMMYs be taking place?
The 62nd GRAMMY Awards will be taking place on January 26 and airing on CBS live. The prestigious ceremony takes place in the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Who is nominated in this year’s GRAMMYs?
Taking the lead in this year’s nominations with a whopping eight categories is Lizzo, who we can all agree truly dominated 2019. Following closely behind with six nominations each are Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X.
Other big nominations include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey who earn nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and a variety of other categories. You can find out more about other nominees and let us know who you are rooting for here.
Who will be performing at this year’s GRAMMYs?
What is a music award show without any music? This year’s star-studded lineup of performers includes this year’s leading lady Lizzo and breakout star Billie Elish, who will both be making their GRAMMY stage debuts.
Despite last year’s disagreement and last-minute drop out from the ceremony, Ariana Grande will also be performing at the awards show, delighting fans and feeding them the content they’re craving since finishing up her Sweetener World Tour the end of last year.
Miss Demi Lovato is another confirmed performer for this year’s show as she makes her musical comeback, so we smell a single coming soon!
Celebrating his massive hit of 2019, Lil Nas X is set to perform his massive hit ‘Old Town Road’ along with our boys BTS, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Mason Ramsay, and other special guests – we can’t wait to see that ensemble!
look who i bumped into at rehearsal 🙂 pic.twitter.com/7VUjB3CMLX
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 23, 2020
in a tribute to longtime GRAMMY executive producer Ken Ehrlich, and to acknowledge the importance of music education in schools to the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum® and Ehrlich, artists associated with Ehrlich’s 40-year career will gather to perform ‘I Sing The Body Electric’ from the film Fame. The performance will feature current nominees Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., and John Legend joined by Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt, and The War And Treaty.
Other artists set to perform at this year’s GRAMMYs include Jonas Brothers, Aerosmith + Run-DMC, Tyler The Creator, Blake Shelton + Gwen Stefani, Rosalía, H.E.R, Bonnie Rat, and Charlie Wilson, plus host Alicia Keys who will be returning for her second consecutive year for Music’s Biggest Night.
Who will be presenting at this year’s GRAMMYs?
It has been announced that Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by by two-time GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Imogen Heap and feature a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees.
Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day will be current nominees Luis Fonsi, Nathalie Joachim, Kimié Miner, PJ Morton, Esperanza Spalding and former Recording Academy® Chair Jimmy Jam.
GRAMMY winners Dua Lipa, Common, Cynthia Erivo, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder are set to present awards, alongside current GRAMMY nominees Jim Gaffigan and Trevor Noah. Previous nominees Ava DuVernay and Bebe Rexha, and music industry moguls Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will also be set to present awards on the night. Additionally, previously announced Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker will play double duty as both presenters and performers.
Can I get tickets to The GRAMMYs?
What we would give to go to The GRAMMYs, even just in the audience! Unfortunately, only nominees, special guests of the academy, and voting members (along with a limited number of their guests) are invited to attend the GRAMMY Awards. And according to voting members, it can be really difficult to get tickets.
Members must buy tickets, starting at $200 dollars and increase, depending on where you sit. In order to purchase a ticket, you have to have the original invitation sent out to you, fill it out along with credit card information and for those who really want tickets, you need to fax it (yep, faxing is still a thing) to the academy exactly at the moment when ticket requests will be accepted. And even then, you have to wait to find out if you were lucky to get the tickets. Yeesh!
How can I watch The GRAMMYs?
Thie 62nd GRAMMY Awards will be airing live on Sunday 26th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT on CBS. You can also stream the Awards Premiere Ceremony on the GRAMMY website, where you can find out who will win the first GRAMMY Awards of the evening as well as catch incredible performances from a variety of the nominees – the perfect way to get hyped for the main event!
Still want more content? You can get the second-screen appearance also on the website during the show for all the highlights from on-the-ground, show-stopping performances, exclusive backstage access plus more! You can also find out who takes home GRAMMY Gold in real-time with the leaderboard as well as hear from the winners themselves in interviews, acceptance speeches and more.
Will you be tuning into The GRAMMYs? Who are you rooting for? Let’s discuss down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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