The Grammys will return on Sunday night time, with “the biggest night in music” happening in Las Vegas after struggling pandemic delays.
The sixty fourth annual ceremony shall be hosted by The Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah on the 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena and have an array of stay performances and shock friends.
The occasion was initially scheduled to happen on January 31 in Los Angeles however was postponed because the Omicron variant unfold within the US.
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Multi-genre performer Jon Batiste has probably the most nominations with 11 however faces competitors from the likes of Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.
Elsewhere, The Weeknd claimed three nominations regardless of saying final 12 months he wouldn’t enable his label to submit his music in protest on the occasion’s controversial voting system.
In response to widespread criticism, the Recording Academy has made a number of main modifications to the awards course of, together with the elimination of controversial evaluation committees.
The physique stated nominations for the overall and style fields would now be voted on by a majority of members moderately than nameless teams of specialists from inside the academy.
Critics had argued it left an excessive amount of energy within the fingers of faceless and unaccountable committees.
Artists of color have lengthy stated the system resulted in them lacking out on the extra prestigious classes.
Sunday night time’s ceremony will characteristic a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, organisers have confirmed, following his dying aged 50 final weekend.
The band had been on account of carry out on the Grammys however pulled out after additionally scrapping all their upcoming tour dates “in light of the staggering loss”.
Among different acts which might be scheduled to carry out at this 12 months’s occasion are Oscar-winner Eilish, Lil Nas X and Rodrigo.
Okay-pop megastars BTS, Jack Harlowe, Brandi Carlile and award-winning nation band Brothers Osbourne are additionally on the invoice.
An unannounced efficiency by Kanye West was reportedly scrapped on account of his “concerning online behaviour”, in response to The Hollywood Reporter.
The rapper is nominated for 5 Grammy awards this 12 months, together with greatest rap album for Donda, greatest rap tune and hottest artist.
The Grammys will broadcast stay on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday from 1am UK time.