The Grammy are back at a live venue! The popular music awards ceremony will be held this Sunday,. The location of the 64th Grammy Awards was scheduled to be held in January 2022 in Los Angeles but will now be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 3. It will be broadcast live on CBS: 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT. It can also be viewed on Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV. It can be streamed live and on demand on Paramount+ is another option available for viewers.
Trevor Noah, who is a comedian and the host of the The Daily Show, will host this year’s greatest musical awards show. He will crack jokes on some of the nominees but contingency plans have been made to avoid any incidents like Slapgate at the Oscars where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for cracking a joke on wife Jada’s hair style.
There’s a whole, long list of nominations. Jon Batiste has been nominated 11 times, while Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. follow with eight nominations each. There are a few changes in nominations this year including 10 nominees for the following categories:
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Record of the Year and
Album of the Year.
A long list of award winning singers will perform live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas. The show will open will R&B duo Silk Sonic, who have been nominated for four awards. Other nominees and performers include Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, John Legend and many more. There will be a a special tribute for Stephen Sondheim, a Grammy winner and theater composer.
BTS may not perform as J-Hope tested COVID positive last week while band member Jungkook had a positive test for the infection this week. The Foo Fighters canceled their performance after the unexpected death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, though there will be a tribute in his honor.
Legendary rapper Kanye West will not perform as he was dropped from the Grammy lineup due to his weird online behavior including using a racial slur against Trevor Noah. However, he might attend the show as his album Donda has been nominated for Album of the Year.