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2021 GRAMMY Awards Preview: What to Expect

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from the Los Angeles Convention Center and its surroundings on Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021. Viewers can watch on CBS and Paramount+ at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Host & Presenters:

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah will host the biggest night in music. Presenters include current nominees Jhené Aiko and Jacob Collier as well as GRAMMY winners Lizzo and Ringo Starr. Additionally, as a tribute to the independent venues that have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, various workers from the Troubadour (Los Angeles), Hotel Café (Los Angeles), Apollo Theater (New York City), and Station Inn (Nashville) will present some of the categories throughout the night.

During the Premiere Ceremony, which will take place just hours before the GRAMMYs, host Jhené Aiko and other nominees will present the bulk of the awards.


The performer lineup includes Taylor Swift, BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, and Harry Styles. There will also be performances from Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Mickey Guyton, HAIM, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Maren Morris, and Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's Silk Sonic.


Beyoncé has the most nods of the night, and is now the most nominated female artist in GRAMMYs history. She has a total of nine nominations, including Song of the Year and two Record of the Year nominations for "Black Parade" and Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," which she is a featured artist on.

Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch follow Queen Bey with six nominations each. For the first time in GRAMMYs history, every nominee for Best Rock Performance and Best Country Album is a woman or a group fronted by a woman.

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards recognize recordings released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020. There are 84 categories total. Check out the nominations for the Big Four below and click here to see a complete list of categories and nominees.

Record Of The Year
"Black Parade" - Beyoncé
"Colors" - Black Pumas
"Rockstar" - DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
"Say So" - Doja Cat
"Everything I Wanted" - Billie Eilish
"Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa
"Circles" - Post Malone
"Savage" - Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Album Of The Year
Chilombo - Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) - Black Pumas
Everyday Life - Coldplay
Djesse Vol. 3 - Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III - HAIM
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone
Folklore - Taylor Swift

Song Of The Year
"Black Parade" - Beyonce
"The Box" - Roddy Ricch
"Cardigan" - Taylor Swift
"Circles" - Post Malone
"Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa
"Everything I Wanted" - Billie Eilish
"I Can't Breathe" - H.E.R.
"If the World Was Ending" - JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels

Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion

Pre-Show Information:

The GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony will be livestreamed on at 3pm ET/12pm PT. The GRAMMY Live Pre-Show and Red Carpet Coverage, presented by IBM and Facebook, will then be livestreamed at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT on the Recording Academy's Facebook page.

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