By Marc Matar
Not to hype you up too much, but the 60th Annual Grammy Awards are happening in just a few days, and this year’s edition looks like it’s going to be STRAIGHT FIRE! The first ceremony in over 14 years to be held outside of Los Angeles (where the Staples Centre has been the home of the Grammys since 2004), the awards show is returning to the big Apple to celebrate its 60th birthday in an evening full of surprises and performances.
Here is everything you need to know (and that we know so far) about the 2018 Grammys:
TIME & PLACE:
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, on January 28th at 7:30 PM E.T. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on CBS in the United States and on City TV in Canada. Broadcasting of the red carpet starts at 6:30 PM E.T.
The Grammys will be hosted by none-other than The Late Late Show host James Corden, who hosted last year’s ceremony and whose talk show has won him multiple Emmy awards.
From Cardi B to Elton John, the Grammys stage will be full of iconic performances entertaining you through the entire evening. Bruno Mars will be performing his brand new single “Finesse”, and rap newcomer Logic will be singing his 2017 hit “1-800-273-8225” alongside Alessia Cara and Khalid. To wrap up the ceremony, country legends Eric Church and Maren Morris will be taking the stage to perform a tribute to honor the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.
This year’s nominations are dominated by Hip-Hop; while 3 out of the 5 songs nominated for “Record of the Year” are hip-hop tracks, rap legend JAY Z is the leading nominee with 8 nominations under his belt.
Latin music is also making a big appearance in this year’s Grammys: Louis Fonsi’s summer hit “Despacito” is nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
January 28th will mark the Grammy debut of many up and coming acts such as Khalid and SZA, who are nominated for the “Best New Artist” category.
So cancel all your plans for Sunday evening and tune it to the Grammys for a memorable evening of celebrating music’s finest acts and records.