The Grammys 2018: What Time Does It Start? Who’s Performing? What Channel Is It On?
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony moved from Los Angeles to New York City where it will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden Sunday, January 28, and will be hosted by The Late Late Show host James Corden.
It is the first time since 2003 that the ceremony will not be held in Los Angeles, but not the first time Corden will have appeared as host. His second year hosting the Grammys, promised he was “going to try and not ruin” the show. “Look, I’m from High Wycombe, which is a town that none of you have heard of. That’s how small it is. And so to be hosting a show like the Grammys is so far beyond anything I ever thought I would ever do with my life,” he said on CBS This Morning.
It’s clear that rap has taken the lead in the music industry in 2017-2018, as many of the award nominees fall mostly into the rap genre.
The nominees for Album of the year include “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino, “4:44” — Jay-Z, “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar, “Melodrama” — Lorde and “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars.
A few of the stars reappear in Record of the year. The nominees are “Redbone” — Childish Gambino, “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z, “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar and ”24K Magic” — Bruno Mars.
Song of the Year will go to either, “Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, “4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, “Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, “1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson or “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip
And at last, the new Artist nominees are Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA.
Performances from Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Gary Clark Jr., Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Pink, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Zuleyka Rivera, Sam Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sting, SZA, Bryson Tiller, U2 and possible surprise performers have been selected to perform this year.
The Recording Academy has brought together a stunning lineup of artists, musicians, actors and comedians to present during the main ceremony. Presenters include Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg.
The Los Angeles Times’ live coverage will be featuring live updates from the red carpet and inside the Garden, including winners’ reactions and more. The event will be broadcast live on CBS from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Pacific time, and will be streamed live on the Grammy’s website.