2019 Grammy Awards: When Does It Start? Who’s Performing? What Channel Are They On?
The 61st Annual Grammys is coming this weekend.
This Sunday, the award show will make its return to Los Angeles for music’s biggest night which will feature performances from a diverse group of artists including Cardi B and Miley Cyrus and of which will showcase the significant change of the Recording Academy’s expansion of the number of nominees in the main categories from five to eight. — And the host of the night will go to Alicia Keys, who has won 15 Grammys since the release of her debut album in 2001.
To be sure to not miss out on the big night, below is everything you need to know about the upcoming 2019 Grammys,
So, first, When are the 2019 Grammys?
The Grammy’s will take place on Sunday, February 10 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and will air live on CBS and CBS’s All Access streaming platform at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m PT.
Now that that’s out of the way, where can you watch or stream this year’s show?
The Grammy will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 10. Live streaming of the award show will also be available on CBS All Access, an online streaming package that the network offers for a monthly fee of which is free the first week. YouTubeTV will also be streaming the Grammys live across platforms, which also offers a monthly fee, with the first five days free.
Who’s hosting the Grammys?
Keys is a 15-time Grammy winner. This is the first time that the singer, who became famous in the early 2000s after her release of soul R&B hits, including “Fallin,“ will host a prime-time awards show.
“I feel so blessed to be able to be coming now, just in support of so many amazing people that are honored — especially so many women that are honored — and are going be celebrated that night,” Keys told Entertainment Tonight of her opportunity to host.
Who will be performing at the awards show?
Just as many had hoped for on music’s biggest night, many artists will be making their debut on the Grammy’s stage, including Brandi Carlile, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, H.E.R. and Shawn Mendes, along with fellow nominees Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone (with the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Janelle Monáe and Kacey Musgraves.
But most importantly, who’s nominated for a Grammy?
This year with the Recording Academy expansion of the main categories (Album, Record, and Song of the Year, plus Best New Artist) from five to eight nominees, there are a lot more nominated artists than previous years. Of the nominations, they were almost entirely led by rap and rap-adjacent artists, including Kendrick Lamar, who leads with eight nominations, followed by Drake, with seven, and followed by Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and producer Boi-1da, each of whom has six. Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino and Maren Morris, also scored five nominations apiece.
As for the main categories of the night, the nominees for Record of the Year include Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, Drake, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, and Zedd and Maren Morris. Many of which also landed in The Album of the Year category, with the addition of Kacey Musgraves for Golden Hour, Janelle Monáe for Dirty Computer and newcomer H.E.R. for her self-titled album. Meanwhile, Song of the Year landed with Shawn Mendes for “In My Blood” and Ella Mai for summer hit “Boo’d Up.”
And of course the Best New Artists category is in a mash-up between Beyoncé protégés Chloe x Halle, rock band Greta Van Fleet, country singer Luke Combs, R&B singer H.E.R., pop star Dua Lipa, country singer Margo Price, pop singer Bebe Rexha and soulful singer Jorja Smith.
Now was there any notable snubs this year?
For rap fans of Travis Scott, it came as a shock that he was excluded from the big awards categories after his hit album release of Astroworld only received genre nominations. Kanye West fans were also surprised to discover that he had only received one nomination in the producing category. As for well-received albums, including Mitski‘s Be the Cowboy, Shawn Mendes’s self-titled album, and Chris from Christine and the Queens, they got put into smaller categories or were just left out.
But who is expected to win?
It’s hard to say, but it wouldn’t come as a shock if Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” from their movie A Star Is Born, took home an award, as it has already won a number of film-related awards, and has been favored to win an Oscar later this month. Cardi B is also expected to give contenders a run for their money, as she not only released the hit single “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, but she also has debut work Invasion of Privacy which proved successful. Meanwhile, the Recording Academy might allow Kendrick Lamar to redeem himself after losing out to Bruno Mars last year.