2020 Grammy Awards: Everything You Need To Know
“Music’s Biggest Night” is finally upon us! The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from STAPLES Center on Sunday….
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani; Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images
“Music’s Biggest Night” is finally upon us! The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from STAPLES Center on Sunday.
This year’s show will be one for the books with Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani taking the stage for the live debut of their heartwarming duet, “Nobody But You” and Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile joining forces for what is sure to be one of the most buzzed-about performances of the night.
As we count down the hours until the biggest night for all genres of music, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the show.
How To Watch:
The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT.
Who Is Hosting:
15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys will return as the host of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Keys hosted the awards show for the first time in 2019. She will become the third woman and the first female music star to host the show twice.
Who Is Nominated:
A variety of country artists were recognized with nominations in multiple categories.
Tanya Tucker was a favorite among Grammy voters as she earned several nominations for her latest album, While I’m Livin,’ and its centerpiece track, “Bring My Flowers Now.” The singer even landed a nod in the all-genre Song of the Year category alongside artists such as Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
Billy Ray Cyrus is nominated with Lil Nas X for their hit song “Old Town Road” in categories such as Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video, while Ashley McBryde earned nominations for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.”
Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Rosalía, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are all also competing in the major categories.
View a complete list of country nominees HERE.
Who Is Performing:
The show will include an unforgettable performance of “Old Town Road” by current nominees Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, who will be joined by Mason Ramsey, BTS, Diplo and other surprise guests. Over the past year, “Old Town Road” has been the subject of numerous mixes and mashups, which inspired bringing together a number of acts who have performed it.
Also confirmed to take the stage are Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Tanya Tucker with Brandi Carlile, Kirk Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, DJ Khaled, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C., Tyler, The Creator, Charlie Wilson, and YG.
The show will also pay tribute to longtime Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich and will 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.
Who Is Presenting:
Presenters for the show include GRAMMY winners Shania Twain and Keith Urban as well as Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker, who will take on double duty as both presenters and performers. Also confirmed to present are Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, Ava DuVernay, Bebe Rexha and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
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