Sam Smith and Kim Petras were joined by a couple of special guests as they shut down the red carpet at the 65th annual Grammy Awards with their dramatic all-red outfits.
The duo, who will perform their No. 1 hit, "Unholy," at the award ceremony on Feb. 5, arrived with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Gottmik and Violet Chachki.
The group of four were reunited after the reality television stars appeared with Smith and Petras in their music video last year for "Unholy."
Petras, Smith, Gottmik, Chachki and the rest of their entourage all wore red outfits that popped on the matching carpet.
Smith delivered a smoldering glare as they showed off their accessories, which included gloves, a cane, a veil, a top hat and pearl earrings.
While they had a more serious demeanor on the red carpet, Smith has plenty to celebrate.
Fans have been replaying their recent album, "Gloria," since it was released on Jan. 27.
Smith's studio album contains the hit single "Unholy" as well as features with Ed Sheeran and Jessie Reyez.
Their statement on the red carpet is surely just a preview of the theatrical performance Smith and Petras will deliver when they take the stage at the Grammys.
They previously sang the track together at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2022 across the pond and "Saturday Night Live" last month, but this will be their first time belting out the song's catchy lyrics at a major award show.
Hosted by comedian and former “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, the 2023 Grammys are broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. They are available to watch on CBS and various streaming platforms. Beyoncé leads the list of nominees with nine nominations, with stars like Harry Styles, Adele, Bad Bunny and more also up for awards. Performers include Styles, Lizzo, Bad Bunny and more. Follow TODAY.com for complete Grammys coverage, including this year’s winners, unexpected moments, and can’t-miss performances from the biggest names in music.
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The Grammy Awards are back and bringing together the music industry’s biggest names for a night of glitz and glamour.
Beyoncé is tied with the late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who has 31 Grammys. Solti has held on to the record since 1997.
The Queen Bee led artists this year with nine nominations, eight for her album Rennaissance. With these nominations, Beyoncé is now tied with her husband Jay-Z for the most nominations received by any one artist — a whopping 88 nods.
Bad Bunny opened the Grammy Awards with a festive, high-energy performance that brought many of the audience to their feet, including Taylor Swift who danced near her table.
Harry Styles won the main ceremony’s first award for best pop vocal album for Harry’s House which included his fun-filled, massive hit As It Was — which he later performed live in a silver fringed body suit.
Sam Smith and collaborator Kim Petras took home the award for best pop duo performance for their smash hit Unholy.
“I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” Petras said in her acceptance speech.
Canadians Michael Bublé and Drake were recognized early in the night during the Grammy pre-ceremony. The Vancouver-born crooner brought home the best traditional pop vocal album award while the Toronto-born rapper was recognized for best melodic rap performance for his contribution to Future’s Wait for U.
Drake decided to withhold his solo album Honestly, Nevermind from Grammy contention this year. He has boycotted the award show since 2020, alongside fellow Canadian artist The Weeknd, calling the accolade insignificant and disconnected from the landscape of popular music.
This year, the Grammy Awards introduced five new categories, including songwriter of the year and a special merit award for the best song for social change.
For the third consecutive year, Trevor Noah is hosting the main ceremony at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, broadcast by CBS and available to stream on Paramount+.
Find below a complete list of all the nominees in the major categories. Final winners will be bolded as the ceremony goes on.
Amy AllenLaura VeltzNija CharlesThe-Dream** WINNER: Tobias Jesso Jr.
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Before the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, during which music fans can expect a showdown between mega performers like Adele, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar for the night’s top honors, actress Viola Davis won the final award needed for her to achieve an EGOT—an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
The ceremony, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, will be hosted by Trevor Noah for the third year in a row.
Davis won a Grammy for the recording of the audiobook for her memoir, “Finding Me,” making her the third Black woman in history to earn the four major entertainment awards.
All eyes are on Beyoncé: She has won 41 Grammys, is nominated for nine, and needed three more to tie, or four more to earn the record for most overall wins in Grammys history (she is tied with her husband Jay-Z for the most nominations, with 88).
Ahead of the ceremony, Beyoncé won two awards: Best Traditional R&B Performance (”Plastic Off The Sofa”) and Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”).
Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Quavo will perform during the “in memoriam” segment. Watch for a performance dedicated to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, when the likes of Missy Elliot, Future, Lil Wayne, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Queen Latifa and other legends will share the stage. Other performers include Bad Bunny, Lizzo and Harry Styles.
Find the full list of nominees for the 91 awards here.
This year’s Album Of The Year contest mirrored 2017’s, when Beyonce’s Lemonade was up against Adele’s 25. Adele won, and said during her acceptance speech that, “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled, and I’m very grateful and gracious, but the artist of my life is Beyoncé.” Lemonade, “was just so monumental… and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see… I love you, I always have, and I always will,” Adele said. To be eligible for the awards, music had to be released between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. Still, some of the biggest songs from that time period are noticeably missing from the nominations, including work from Silk Sonic, Drake and The Weeknd, who opted not to submit for consideration.
It will be a focus of an upcoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
The downing of a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon by the U.S. military was met by lawmakers with a mix of praise for the safe and successful operation, criticism for it not happening sooner and concern over what intelligence may have been gathered and how to prevent something like this from happening again.
The balloon was shot down by a U.S. fighter aircraft off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday afternoon after traveling across the continental U.S. since Tuesday, according to officials. The Pentagon has said the high-altitude balloon was being used for surveillance, disputing China's claim that it was a civilian aircraft used for meteorological purposes.
President Joe Biden told reporters on Saturday that he ordered the Pentagon to shoot the balloon down "as soon as possible" on Wednesday. However, the operation was held off until the balloon -- carrying a payload described as being the size of three buses -- was off the coast, where threats to civilians were limited.
"They decided -- without doing damage to anyone on the ground -- they decided that the best time to do that was when it got over water within our 12-mile limit," Biden said. "They successfully took it down and I want to compliment our aviators who did it."
A senior defense official told reporters there was value in waiting to shoot down the balloon aside from just the safety of people on the ground.
"The surveillance balloon's overflight of U.S. territory was of intelligence value to us," the official said during a briefing on Saturday. "We were able to study and scrutinize the balloon and its equipment, which has been valuable."
Lawmakers across the aisle applauded the military for successfully taking down the suspected surveillance balloon, though some said it took too long.
House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries thanked Biden and the U.S. military for "putting the safety of the American people first."
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer commended Biden's "leadership in taking down the Chinese balloon over water to ensure safety for all Americans."
Tennessee Republican Rep. Mark Green, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, said he was "pleased" that the "espionage tool" won't be returning to China.
At the same time, several lawmakers, including Green and fellow members of his party, reiterated criticisms that the balloon should have been brought down sooner -- before it crossed the continental U.S. -- and that the situation called for a more forceful response.
Green said that "damage to U.S. national security and American sovereignty was already done." Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said Biden "refused to stop China," while Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., called it a "dereliction of Biden's duty."
"We still don't know what information was collected and where it was sent," Scott tweeted.
On Sunday talk shows, Republicans kept up the questions over the timing of the military's decision to down the balloon.
"I can assure you that if we fly a balloon over China, they're going to shoot it down, and probably a lot sooner than we did," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on ABC's "This Week."
"What began as spy balloon has become trial balloon, testing President Biden's strength and resolve, and unfortunately the present failed that test," Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., added on CNN's "State of the Union."
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that while he commended Biden for ordering the balloon to be shot down, "he didn't do that until a week aft it entered U.S. airspace."
Even Biden's defenders among congressional Democrats said the balloon's mere presence in the U.S. indicated broader issues in the relationship between Washington and Beijing.
"We should not have had this kind of incursion into the United States and we have a real problem with China on a number of issues, from their human rights violations to their violations of international business law to even the challenges we've had with them on overt spying. So I'm grateful that the military took decisive action when they and how they did, but we, obviously, have issues here," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Sunday on "Face the Nation."
Senior administration officials have told ABC News that shooting down the balloon safely sent the message that the U.S. protects American lives while responding "effectively" to the violation of U.S. sovereignty.
Amid the security concerns, Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said the balloon didn't pose a physical or military threat and, once it was detected, the U.S. took steps to protect against foreign intelligence collection of sensitive information.
A senior military official told reporters Saturday that the balloon was deemed unlikely to provide much more to China from flying over than could already be gained from its satellites.
"Nevertheless, this balloon was clearly crossing over sensitive sites, including sensitive military sites. And so we took additional precautions to make sure that whatever additive intel value would be minimized," the official said.
The eventual shoot-down then served to "neutralize any intelligence value it could have produced" by preventing it from returning to China, the official said.
In the wake of what he called China's "inexcusable" and "incompetent" spying, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine said this incident will be a "major focus" of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this week.
As the balloon debris retrieval is underway, Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin called for all Congress members to be briefed on the situation in the coming week and as more is learned, while urging stronger steps against China beyond Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponing his planned travel in the country this weekend.
"Whether through new sanctions or tighter restrictions on U.S. exports to China, the message needs to be loud and clear," Slotkin tweeted.
Chinese surveillance balloons have previously been spotted over countries across five continents, including in East Asia, South Asia and Europe, according to a senior defense official. In the U.S., they transited the continental U.S. briefly at least three times during the Trump administration, senior administration officials said Saturday.
Following the resolution of this latest balloon, Missouri Republican Sen. Eric Schmitt said, "We need ensure that this never happens again."
ABC News' Tal Axelrod, Justin Gomez, MaryAlice Parks and Matt Seyler contributed to this report.
Even with all eyes on his opponent, Ryan Bader knew he had a job to do at Bellator 290.
Bader faced Fedor Emelianenko for the second time in Saturday’s main event in Inglewood, Calif., and just like their first meeting, Bader won via first-round knockout. The win marked Bader’s third straight successful heavyweight championship defense as well as the final fight of Emelianenko’s illustrious career.
Heading into the fight, Bader was less concerned about having to wear the black hat so much as the expectation of having to again knock out one of the greatest fighters of all time.
“It’s not necessarily being the bad guy,” Bader said at the evening’s post-fight press conference. “It’s like the pressure that’s put on you because you’re supposed to win, you did it in 35 seconds [in the first fight], he’s ‘this old,’ all that kind of stuff. But I know how dangerous he is, and him in there winging those punches at me too, that hard right hand, it’s going to knock anybody out of it connects. So I think that’s the biggest part of it was the pressure of you’re supposed to go in there and beat him soundly. Luckily, I did, so I kept my head down and was like, I’m just going to go do my job, what I do every single time and not worry about anything else.
“Walking in there, his last fight, it wasn’t going to be a pro-Bader crowd.”
Once the bell rang, the action quickly shifted in Bader’s favor. He was simply too quick for the venerable Emelianenko to get a bead on. “The Last Emperor” had a pile of memorable finishes on his resume, but Bader beat him to the punch with ease, just as he did the first time they fought.
“We were obviously waiting for that right hand,” Bader said. “It’s pretty sneaky, and that was my biggest thing in camp, is keeping him guessing. His last two fights, the guys he was fighting, bigger guys, slower, they kind of stand in front of him. So I wanted to move, I wanted to keep him on his toes so he couldn’t plant and throw. When he threw the two or three right hands, and they were hard, but I saw them. I saw everything in there and I saw when he was about to throw. That’s what I took away from the first fight. You look at the video, I was trying to find the line where he was going to blitz me, throw that right hand and follow with the hook and all that, and I did find that line and I hit him with the hook.
“So I took that into this fight, knowing if I cross that line, I’m either throwing and getting out or I’m looking for a takedown or I’m moving my head or what not.”
Bader now holds a unique place in MMA history as the only man who can claim two victories over Emelianenko, a legend that once went undefeated in 28 straight fights. Emelianenko was one of the biggest stars in the history of the storied PRIDE promotion and is a fixture in any discussion of the best fighters ever.
Like many of his peers, Bader idolizes Emelianenko, though he can’t pinpoint one specific moment that stands out for him aside from having personally stood across from Emelianenko on multiple occasions now.
“Not really one fight in particular, I just remember him getting slammed by Randleman and coming back,” Bader said. “He was always just so stoic and all that. You could never read him. You get in there and he’s stoic, no expression. You talk to him and he’s a super nice guy, respectful, but yeah, I came up and he was one of my favorite fighters of all time.
“To be able to go in that cage and share that with him twice is pretty special looking back on my career.”
Bader had the privilege of hanging around after Saturday’s win to enjoy a celebration that saw MMA legends and pioneers including Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Chuck Liddell, and many other notable names, and the emotional moment was not lost on him.
“It was so cool, especially being on CBS, that huge platform,” Bader said. “To see all those guys in one cage is pretty surreal and just to be a part of that too, when it ended, went up to Fedor and talked to him a little bit. It is bittersweet. He’s a legend, he’s one of my favorite fighters for sure, but I had a job to do and that’s what I did. At the end of the day, that was a cool way to go out for him. They did a really good job with that.”
Five years ago, Adele upset Beyoncé for album of the year at the Grammys. Will lightning strike twice Sunday night?
Both the Beyhive and Adele faithful have rooting interests going into the 65th Grammy Awards. With a leading nine nominations, Beyoncé needs just four victories to become the most-winning Grammy artist of all time. But for the night's biggest prize, she faces not only Adele but also Harry Styles, Lizzo, Bad Bunny and – a blast from the past – ABBA, among others.
Stay tuned for all the winners and highlights from the Premiere Ceremony pre-show (3:30 p.m. EST/12:30 PST) and the main event (8 EST /5 PST).
The British rock band – up for best new artist later in the night – wins a pair of Grammys: best alternative performance for "Chaise Lounge" and alternative music album for the group's self-titled debut.
Lamar's "The Heart Part 5" wins for best rap song and rap performance, while Carlile's "Broken Horses" snags best rock performance and rock song. Rock god Ozzy Osbourne gets best metal performance for "Degradation Rules" with Tony Iommi and rock album for "Patient Number 9.
The actress makes history by earning her first Grammy Award, for best audio book, narration and storytelling recording for "Finding Me." "I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma. It has been such a journey. I JUST EGOT!" says Davis, adding to her Oscar, Emmy and Tony wins. And on the heels of that, Beyoncé takes best traditional R&B performance for "Plastic Off the Sofa."
Vince Mendoza pays tribute to the late Christine McVie when he wins for best arrangement, instrumental and vocals. "I owe a debt of gratitude for so many of her beautiful stories and moments," says Mendoza, adding that he was 16 when the seminal 1977 Fleetwood Mac album "Rumours" was released. "This record and this music has followed me all through my life." In addition, Michael Buble's "Higher" conquers the best traditional pop album category.
"MJ the Musical" Broadway star Myles Frost arrives to present the next group of honors. Best dance/electronic recording goes to Beyoncé – her first of what could be a historic day – for "Break My Soul," Lizzo's "About Damn Time" snags the Grammy for best remixed recording (non-classical) and Harry Styles' "Harry's House" takes best engineered album. Plus, former The Police member Stewart Copeland's "Divine Tides" wins best immersive audio album.
The first two Grammys of the day – best compilation soundtrack album for visual media and best score album – goes to Disney's animated musical "Encanto," which featured songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" takes the victory for best score soundtrack for a video game.
The list of performers during the main Grammys show includes Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Lizzo and the "Unholy" duo of Sam Smith and Kim Petras.
As for presenters, first lady Jill Biden will be one of the main folks giving out hardware alongside Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis (who could become an EGOT during the Premiere Ceremony), Olivia Rodrigo, Shania Twain and Dwayne Johnson.
The Grammys are usually a place where musicians strut their most interesting stuff. (Lady Gaga's egg entrance, anyone?) You can get a look at all this year's looks during the Recording Academy's "Live from the Red Carpet" livestream scheduled to begin at 6 EST/3 PST on live.grammy.com. E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" special is slated to start at the same time, co-hosted by Laverne Cox and Bobby Bones, and that's preceded by a "Live From E!: Countdown to the Grammys" pre-show at 4 EST/1 PST.
Once you've sat through that, or just want to see the major Grammys awarded, the more performance-heavy main show airs live on CBS and streams on Paramount+.
En los orígenes del Super Bowl, a mediados de los años sesenta, el descanso era amenizado por bandas de música, pero a medida que el evento ganaba repercusión, el espectáculo comenzó a atraer a músicas y músicos reconocidos. Desde los noventa, artistas como Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Prince, The Rolling Stones y U2, entre otros, han pasado por su escenario. Entre ellos, hay diversas mujeres que han llevado el peso de la programación en solitario o con otra cantante.
En 1996, Diana Ross salió al Sun Devil Stadium Temple en Arizona con una actuación celebratoria de los 30 años de la competición. Uno tras otro, durante 12 minutos, interpretó éxitos como “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Baby Love”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” y el clásico de la música disco de Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”. Aunque hay artistas que quieren hacer una entrada espectacular, Ross quiso hacer lo propio al final de su set: abandonó el campo en helicóptero.
Más de una década después fue el turno de otra diva: Madonna. De acuerdo con Billboard, estaba previsto que Madonna presentase su nuevo single en el espectáculo del 2000, aunque unos días después del anuncio se retiró del cartel. Doce años más tarde, el Lucas Oil Stadium, de Indianápolis, la reina del pop ofreció al público temas como “Vogue, “Music” o “Give Me All Your Luvin”.
No estuvo sola, la cantante introdujo en su propuesta a Nicky Minaj, M.I.A., que sacó el dedo corazón durante la actuación, y CeeLo Green como artistas invitados. “Oh, Dios mío. Estoy tan nerviosa, no tienes ni idea”, dijo Madonna al periodista de la CNN Anderson Cooper. “En primer lugar, es el Super Bowl. Quiero decir, el Super Bowl es como lo más sagrado de lo sagrado en Estados Unidos, ¿verdad?”, comentó. “Tengo que montar el mayor espectáculo de la Tierra en medio del mayor espectáculo de la Tierra”.
La siguiente protagonista femenina no se hizo esperar. En 2013, Beyoncé recogió el testigo. Fue en el Mercedes-Benz Superdome, en Nueva Orleans, y para la ocasión recurrió como apoyo para una parte de la actuación a sus antiguas compañeras de Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland y Michelle Williams.
“Recuerdo crecer viendo el Super Bowl con mi familia. Es un evento en el que las familias se reúnen y lo ven”, dijo la cantante en un especial de la CBS. “Sabía que tenía que aprovechar al máximo el momento. Quería que fuera algo icónico y algo que la gente nunca olvidara”. Entre las canciones que entonó aquel día estaban “Run the World”, “Crazy in Love” y “Single Ladies”. Beyoncé repitió la experiencia, esta vez como invitada, tres años después.
En 2015, la encargada de encabezar el espectáculo fue Katy Perry, que llenó el escenario de colores. En el University of Phoenix Stadium, en Arizona, sonaron “Roar”, “I Kissed a Girl” y “Lose Control”, entre otras. Con ella estuvieron Lenny Kravitz y Missy Elliott. Esta actuación le valió a Perry una nominación a los Emmy.
Al contrario que Beyoncé, Perry y Madonna, Lady Gaga decidió ser la única estrella en su programa para el descanso de la Super Bowl. En 2017, Gaga comenzó su show sobre la pared del estadio NRG de Houston cantando “God Bless America” y “This Land is Your Land” y se descolgó sujeta por unos cables. En los 13 minutos que duró la actuación, la cantante interpretó algunos de sus éxitos como “Poker Face”, “Born This Way” y “Million Reasons”, entre otros.
En la primera final de la década, el show no estuvo encabezado por una mujer, sino por dos: Jennifer Lopez y Shakira. Compartir el limitado tiempo entre dos no fue tarea fácil a juzgar por los comentarios de J.Lo que recogió el documental “Halftime”, de Netflix. “Esta es la peor idea del mundo, tener a dos personas haciendo la Super Bowl”, dijo la estadounidense. Su frustración, sin embargo, no estaba dirigida a su compañera, sino a la organización.
“J.Lo, como latina nacida en los EE. UU., y yo, como mujer latinoamericana en los EE. UU., teníamos una gran responsabilidad y una oportunidad de representar todas las diferentes minorías a través de nuestra actuación”, dijo Shakira a Cosmopolitan. “En mi caso, también quería rendir homenaje a mi cultura de Oriente Medio. Creo que lo hicimos. No fue un espectáculo fácil de montar. Hubo mucho trabajo detrás, mucho estrés”.
En la actuación sonaron canciones como “She Wolf”, “Ojos así” y “Hips Don’t Lie”, por parte de la colombiana, y “On the Floor”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” y “Waiting for Tonight”, de Lopez.
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The 65th Grammy Awards will commemorate the best in the music business on Sunday, February 5, and comedian Trevor Noah will serve as host once more.
The event promises a stellar line-up of current stars, illustrious veterans, and bright rookies, as well as special high-profile performances to honor hip-50th hop's anniversary.
Beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, CBS television stations will air live coverage of the Grammy Awards from Los Angeles, and Paramount+ will stream the show live and on demand.
With a total of nine nominations, Beyoncé is in first place, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight and Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven each. Future, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, and Harry Styles each received six nominations.
On Sunday, February 5, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, The Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS. Cable viewers have the option of watching the ceremony live on CBS.com or the CBS app by logging in with their cable provider.
The Grammys will also be streamed to interested viewers using an active or new Paramount+ subscription. Additionally, you can watch by subscribing to Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV.
Follow along with NBC News' live updates below.
Randy Rainbow, viral sensation and three-time Emmy-nominated musical comedian, is hosting. He already joked that he will not be getting political.
"There will be no George Santos jokes at this performance," he said.
Shervin Hajipour is the artist behind the song “Barayeh,” which many Iranians have declared the unofficial anthem of the months of protests that have swept Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini.
Hajipour was jailed — and later released — after the song went viral. When the Recording Academy opened up its submissions for a new category — best song for social change — Iranians took to social media to encourage people to submit “Barayeh.”
In October, the Recording Academy said that it had received about 95,000 submissions for Hajipour’s song. Over the last week, Iranian celebrities such as actor Nazanin Boniadi and comedian Maz Jobrani have been amplifying the song ahead of the Grammys.
"I hope #Shervinhajipour wins “Best Song for Social Change” at the #Grammys this weekend. No politician or activist has managed to capture the aspirations of this #IranRevoIution more," Boniadi wrote in a tweet. "A battle cry for change, an ode to a better tomorrow, and the heartbeat of a nation."
The Grammys return to Los Angeles on Sunday after two years of socially distancing themselves from Crypto.com Arena (that’s a play on a Trevor Noah joke from when he previously hosted, so I can’t take credit for it!).
Last year, the awards moved to Las Vegas because of rising Covid-19 cases and concerns over the spread of the omicron variant. In 2021, the Grammys were held in an unusual outdoor setting, also because of Covid concerns.
This year, it’s almost as if Covid never existed. The week leading up to Sunday’s big show was filled with A-list events like brunches, happy hours, screenings and big parties. As Variety pointed out, it seems “even more action-packed than the pre-Covid years.”
Trevor Noah, who recently left his gig as host of “The Daily Show,” will helm the Grammys for a third time tonight.
Even though he’s a pro at this point, he told The Associated Press he still gets nervous.
People with cable can watch the Grammys live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
For the cord cutters out there, the show can also be streamed on Paramount+. The platform is offering a free trial you can use to watch the Grammys online for free.
And of course, follow along with our blog for live updates.
Regardless of how you tune in, make sure you are cozied up, as the show is about 3½ hours long.