Your 2016 Grammys Questions Answered, So You Can Totally Rock Your Water Cooler Conversation
Everyone had their predictions for the 2016 Grammys nominations leading up to the big reveal: Who would be snubbed, who would be honored, etc. But, now the official list is here, and, as always it likely differed a bit from what fans and critics guessed would happen. That's the thing about award show nominations, they always leave a trail of burning questions that need to be answered. How many nominees have won before? Who are the first time nominees? How inclusive were this year's noms? What can we expect from the show? And so on. Fortunately, I have the answers to your 2016 Grammys questions so you're not left wondering any longer as we build towards this year's ceremony.
And, speaking of this year's ceremony, here's the answer to what is likely your first question:
When Are The 2016 Grammys?
The show's switching things up a bit this year and moving from a Sunday telecast to a Monday. It airs on February 15, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Who's Hosting The Grammys?
Who Will Perform At The Grammys?
We don't know that either, yet. But a good guess it'll include some of this year's biggest stars from Justin Bieber to Taylor Swift to Adele.
How Many Women Were Nominated For the 2016 Grammys?
In the top four categories, eight of the 20 slots went to women, but a total of 11 women were nominated since some categories (like Record of the Year) had multiple women working on the song.
How Diverse Is This Year's Selection Compared To Last Year?
Not great, at least in the general categories. The 2015 Grammys had 11 of their top 20 slots go to women, only one of whom wasn't white (Beyonce). There was also only one male who wasn't white nominated (Pharell). Those aren't great numbers in themselves, but 2016 didn't change much. In fact, for women, it got worse. Only eight of the top 20 spots went to women, and, again, only one of those women wasn't white (Brittany Howard of the band Alabama Shakes who scored an Album of the Year nom). But, things did improve slightly for men of color, with seven of the top 20 spots going to them. So, while things were looking down for women and women of color, at least things did get a little more diverse this year.
Why Were Some Of My Favorite Artists/Songs Not Nominated?
The eligibility period for the 2016 Grammys was October 2014 to September 2015, so that's why "Hotline Bling," "Hello," or "Sorry" didn't get any love. Frowny face.
Who Has The Most 2016 Grammy Nominations?
With 11 nods, Kendrick Lamar earned the top nominee spot.
And, Who Won The Most Grammy Awards Ever?
That would be the late Hungarian-born conductor Sir Georg Solti who scored 31 victories in his career.
How Much Longer Until We Finally Get To See The Show?
I know, I know, it's hard to wait until February to see all of the greatest musicians come together. Fortunately we're just 70 days away!