After months of delays, the Grammys are upon us. The 64th Grammy Awards will finally happen on April 3 in Las Vegas. Music’s biggest night will include A-list performers, debuts from first-time nominees, unexpected collaborations, and sentimental tributes to music icons.
Singer-songwriter and Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste leads the Grammy nominations with 11 nods, while Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber trail with eight nominations each. Seven-time Grammy winner Billie Eilish tied with first-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo, earning seven noms apiece, and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett followed with five nods for their collaborative album Love For Sale. All of the above are nominated in the prestigious Album of the Year category, joining Lil Nas X for Montero, Taylor Swift for Evermore, and Kanye West for Donda.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Grammy Awards.
When Is The 2022 Grammys?
The 2022 Grammy Awards will air Sunday, April 3, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Who Is Hosting The Grammys?
Trevor Noah will host the 2022 Grammys for the second year in a debut after making his debut during the scaled-down 2021 Grammy ceremony.
Who Is Performing At The Grammys?
- J Balvin with Maria Becerra
- Jon Batiste
- Brothers Osborne
- Brandi Carlile
- Billie Eilish
- Lady Gaga
- John Legend
- Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow
- Olivia Rodrigo
- Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
- Chris Stapleton
- Carrie Underwood
- Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Rachel Zegler will perform an In Memoriam tribute to late composer Stephen Sondheim.
- Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola, and Billy Strings, will perform in special segments that spotlight Las Vegas and genres not typically performed on the Grammys broadcast.
- NOT PERFORMING: Kanye West was reportedly removed from the performers list, with producers citing his troubling public behavior on social media.
- NOT PERFORMING: After the death of their beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25, the Foo Fighters were removed from the performers lineup. However, the Grammys will pay tribute to Hawkins in a yet undetermined way. “We will honor his memory in some way,” CBS executive Jack Sussman told Variety. “We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end.”
Who Is Presenting At The Grammys?
Current nominees presenting:
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Joni Mitchell
Past winners presenting:
- Lenny Kravitz
- Dua Lipa
- Billy Porter
- Bonnie Raitt
- Keith Urban
Past nominees presenting:
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Avril Lavigne
- Jared Leto
- Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
- Anthony Mackie
Where Are The Grammys?
This year, the Grammys will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the first time. As per Grammy tradition, the ceremony was originally scheduled to be held at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the STAPLES Center) after having to re-locate across the street to the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2021, but the venue had to be changed once again after the show was postponed from Jan. 31 to April 3.
What Time Is The Grammys Red Carpet?
The Grammys red carpet typically kicks off two hours before the main show, meaning fans should tune in by 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT to see their favorite stars’ red carpet looks.
When Is The Grammys Pre-Ceremony Show?
Every year, the vast majority of awards are handed out during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, which is streamed on the Recording Academy’s YouTube page just a few hours before the main show and features its own set of performers and presenters.
Grammy winner and current nominee LeVar Burton will host the Premiere Ceremony this year starting at at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. Confirmed performers include Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell, and Curtis Stewart. The opening number will feature a special multi-nominee performance including Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe'a, John Popper, and The Isaacs. Allen will also be a presenter at the event, along with Arlo Parks, Nate Bargatze, Nnenna Freelon, Pierce Freelon, Sylvan Esso, and Jimmy Jam.
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