Some of the main nominees and performers at the Grammy Awards

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The cream of the music world will probably be attending the ceremony

From Beyonce’s child bump to Katy Perry’s comeback, this yr’s Grammys ceremony seems wealthy with promise.

This is every thing it is advisable to know concerning the present.

WHEN IS IT ON?

James Corden is internet hosting the present reside from the Staples Heart in Los Angeles at 5pm(PT)/8pm(ET) on Sunday, 12 February.

For those who’re within the US, you possibly can watch the ceremony reside on CBS from 8pm ET. Within the UK, it’s important to wait till 4Music display the present at 8pm on Monday evening. Good luck avoiding spoilers.

Nonetheless, you possibly can watch the purple carpet protection reside on E! (151 on Sky, 156 on Virgin, 321 on BT) from 11pm on Sunday.

And BBC Music News LIVE will probably be reporting on the motion all through the evening.

WHO’S PERFORMING?

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The present has a line-up to rival Glastonbury. This is what to anticipate.

  • Katy Perry: Giving the primary efficiency of her comeback music Chained To The Rhythm.
  • Beyonce: Not formally confirmed – however her dad says she’s performing, so it have to be true.
  • Adele: More likely to be singing her present single, Water Beneath The Bridge.
  • The Weeknd and Daft Punk: That is Daft Punk’s first efficiency in three years. Will White Home press secretary Sean Spicer be more impressed than last time?
  • Probability The Rapper
  • Alicia Keys and Maren Morris
  • Bruno Mars: Showing with Prince’s side-project The Time, whose music impressed Uptown Funk.
  • Little Massive City, Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly: Performing a tribute to the Bee Gees. Let’s hope it is not as excruciating because it sounds.
  • Girl Gaga and Metallica: Unusual although this collaboration sounds, Gaga was once the singer in a Led Zeppelin tribute band, so it may simply work.
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Lukas Graham
  • John Legend and Cynthia Erivo: Performing a memorial to musicians who’ve died up to now yr.
  • Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Referred to as Quest
  • Keith City and Carrie Underwood
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • William Bell and Gary Clark Jr

Different performers are prone to be introduced within the run-up to the present, and there are often a couple of surprises on the evening itself.

WHO’S NOMINATED?

There are 83 classes on the Grammys – together with “greatest encompass sound album” and “greatest notes” (C# is our favorite) – so in case you’re a musician and you aren’t getting a prize, it is in all probability greatest to chop your losses and take up ostrich farming.

You possibly can see the primary nominees on the backside of this web page, or learn the complete, exhaustive record on the official website of the Grammy Awards.

WHO’LL WIN THE BIG PRIZES?

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The massive combat is between Adele and Beyonce, who go face to face within the three primary classes: Album of the yr, document of the yr and music of the yr.

We predict Beyonce’s politically-charged Lemonade will take the honours for album of the yr; whereas Adele’s Whats up will take the others, which focus extra on songcraft.

If we’re proper, will probably be the primary time Beyonce’s received the primary prize. Two years in the past, she misplaced album of the yr to Beck’s Morning Section, prompting Kanye West to throw all his toys out of the pram.

“Beck must respect artistry and he ought to have given his award to Beyonce,” he noticed.

Beck declined.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECORD OF THE YEAR AND SONG OF THE YEAR?

Tune of the yr goes to the individuals who wrote the music and lyrics.

Report of the yr recognises everybody who contributed – musicians, producers, artists, catering crew, canine groomer, receptionist, Simon Cowell, and many others.

IS THERE A CELEBRITY PECKING ORDER?

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Very a lot so. Pictures of the seating plans launched on Friday present that Beyonce and Jay Z get the perfect seats in the home, cementing their place as pop royalty. Beyonce’s sister Solange – nominated for greatest R&B efficiency – has to take a seat a row behind, resisting the urge to flick B’s ear.

Adele sits subsequent to Bruno Mars, whereas Girl Gaga has an aisle seat. And, in essentially the most unlikely pairing of the evening, J-Lo must make small speak with Barry Gibb.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED THE GRAMMYS?

The title was chosen in a contest – because the ceremony was beforehand referred to as the Gramophone Awards. Jay Danna, the competition winner, acquired 25 LPs as a prize from the Recording Academy.

COULD THERE BE ANY SURPRISES?

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Sturgill Simpson is the darkish horse in the perfect album class. His nomination raised quite a lot of eyebrows from individuals who anticipated David Bowie’s Blackstar to be honoured by the Recording Academy.

The unhealthy boy of nation music, Sturgill covers Nirvana songs and has publicly berated Nashville for being out of contact.

May he do a Beck?

WILL ADELE REDEEM HERSELF?

Adele gave an uncharacteristically pitchy efficiency eventually yr’s Grammys – after a rogue microphone fell on her piano strings and knocked every thing out of tune.

The Recording Academy have “spent a yr attempting to make it as much as her,” Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich informed E! they usually’ll be tightening all of the screws on all the mic stands with an industrial-level energy instrument.

Undoubtedly, she’ll be again to her common, flawless self.

HOW WILL THEY HANDLE THE ‘IN MEMORIAM’ SECTION?

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David Bowie, George Michael, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sir George Martin, Sharon Jones, Glenn Frey, Prince Buster, Phife Dawg… 2016 was brutal – however that places the Grammys in a pickle. They’ve an extended historical past of musical tributes, however no-one desires this yr’s present to really feel like a funeral.

“You have bought lots of people extremely enthusiastic about being nominated,” producer Kenneth Ehrlich told Rolling Stone. “I do not need to deny them by devoting a 3rd of the present to individuals who’ve handed away.”

Nonetheless, organisers have introduced there will probably be particular segments dedicated to Prince – probably led by Bruno Mars – and George Michael.

WHY ISN’T FRANK OCEAN NOMINATED?

Frank Ocean’s Blonde was some of the critically-acclaimed albums of 2016 – nevertheless it’s nowhere to be seen within the Grammy nominations.

Do not name it a snub, although. The star merely did not submit the document for consideration, citing his dissatisfaction with the way in which the Grammys handled black artists.

“That establishment definitely has nostalgic significance,” he told the New York Times. “It simply would not appear to be representing very nicely for individuals who come from the place I come from, and maintain down what I maintain down.”

IS ANYONE ELSE BOYCOTTING THE CEREMONY?

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Kanye West, who’s up for greatest rap album, vowed to boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean wasn’t nominated. We’ll have to attend and see if he retains his phrase.

Among the many different main stars, Justin Bieber is allegedly skipping the present as a result of he “would not assume the Grammys are related or consultant, particularly in terms of younger singers” (in accordance with TMZ, anyway).

And Drake is not going to make it to LA, as a result of he is taking part in a present in Manchester… However that may not be such a foul resolution. The present’s rankings dropped to a seven-year low in 2016, which means the star will earn more money from a single live performance than he would from three minutes’ TV publicity.

WILL THERE BE A TRUMP PROTEST?

It definitely appears doubtless. Adele, Beyonce, Girl Gaga and John Legend have all been outspoken critics of the brand new president.

The present has a historical past of protest. Pharrell, Beyonce and Widespread all spoke out towards police killings of African-People two years in the past; whereas Kendrick Lamar carried out in chains final yr, making a touch upon discrimination in America’s jail system.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

Probability The Rapper may make historical past if his Coloring E book album snags any of the seven awards it is nominated for. The ebullient, gospel-inspired document is the primary streaming-only launch to be eligible for the Grammys.

Though he is locked out of the perfect album class, David Bowie has 5 different nominations – and is favorite to win greatest rock album. However do not place a wager simply but, as he solely ever received one aggressive Grammy in his life.

Rihanna is second to Beyonce because the evening’s most-nominated girl – she’s up for eight awards – however she’s prone to be overshadowed in the primary classes. Her daring, experimental album ANTI ought to simply win greatest city modern album, nonetheless.

And, whereas Kanye might complain, do not count on anybody to refuse their awards. Sinead O’Connor is the one artist to have rejected her Grammy outright; whereas Milli Vanilli are the one act to have their award revoked.

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Rihanna now has 32 nominations and eight wins to her title

Grammy Awards 2017: Primary nominations

Album Of The Yr

  • Adele – 25
  • Beyonce – Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber – Goal
  • Drake – Views
  • Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Information To Earth

Report Of The Yr

  • Adele – Whats up
  • Beyonce – Formation
  • Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  • Rihanna ft Drake – Work
  • Twenty One Pilots – Careworn Out

Tune Of The Yr

  • Adele – Whats up
  • Beyonce – Formation
  • Justin Bieber – Love Your self
  • Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  • Mike Posner – I Took A Tablet In Ibiza

Finest New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Probability The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Finest various album

  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Undertaking
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  • Iggy Pop – Submit Pop Despair
  • Radiohead – A Moon Formed Pool

Finest pop album

  • Adele – 25
  • Justin Bieber – Goal
  • Ariana Grande – Harmful Lady
  • Demi Lovato – Assured
  • Sia – This Is Appearing

Finest rap album

  • Probability The Rapper – Coloring E book
  • De La Soul – And The Nameless No one
  • DJ Khaled – Main Key
  • Drake – Views
  • Schoolboy Q – Clean Face LP
  • Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo

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