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Grammys 2022: What to anticipate from Las Vegas ceremony

Grammys 2022: What to anticipate from Las Vegas ceremony

A number of artists, together with Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste, may have a giant night time forward for them.

LOS ANGELES — The Grammys is likely to be lacking stars like Drake, The Weeknd and Kanye West as a performer, however the greatest night time in music may nonetheless shine vibrant on the Las Vegas Strip.

The ceremony relocated to Las Vegas for the first-time ever with a number of artists who may have epic nights together with Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste. The awards shifted from Los Angeles due to the rising COVID-19 circumstances and omicron variant in January. Sunday’s present will air dwell starting at 8 p.m. Jap on CBS and the Paramount+ streaming service.

Host Trevor Noah calls Las Vegas a “good place to have a celebration” with followers on the MGM Grand Backyard Area. Final 12 months, the Grammys had a music competition vibe with components of the present held outdoor in an intimate in-person setting with music artists combined with pre-taped performances.

Noah expects an entertaining present with a number of performers set to hit the stage together with Rodrigo, Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, Batiste, Silk Sonic, H.E.R., Chris Stapleton, Leslie Odom Jr. and Brothers Osborne. He stated the awards shall be a celebration of the music business coming again to life.

“There’s a component of this (present) that’s like a music camp,” Noah stated. “I feel it’s going to carry a special power, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the Foo Fighters will take the stage following the current dying of its drummer Taylor Hawkins. The rock band – nominated for 3 Grammys – is scheduled to carry out through the ceremony, however they lately canceled all upcoming live performance dates.

The Grammys will proceed to maneuver ahead with out West, often called Ye, after information surfaced earlier this month that he wouldn’t carry out on the present due to his “regarding on-line conduct.” The Weeknd remains to be boycotting the awards and Drake stated he wished no half in competing for a Grammy, withdrawing his two nominations.

The three fashionable performers shall be missed, however the present will definitely go on.

The multitalented Jon Batiste enters the Grammys because the main nominee with 11 in a wide range of genres together with R&B, jazz, American roots music, classical and music video. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. are tied for the second-most nominations with eight apiece.

The awards will introduce its expanded 10 nominees in three main genres — document, album and music of the 12 months. The rising classes will make the competitors stronger however may make selecting a winner loads more durable.

For album of the 12 months, the Recording Academy expanded the class’s eligibility for any featured artists, producers, songwriters and engineers — even when the music creator co-wrote one music on the mission. Meaning there might be a considerable amount of winners on stage, relying on who wins.

For instance, if Bieber’s “Justice” wins on the present, greater than 50 creators may pack the stage. The identical might be stated for Ye, Doja Cat and H.E.R., who’ve a plethora of contributors.

However Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” options songs written by the younger star and her brother Finneas, who produced all of her tracks. Tony Bennett, Woman Gaga and Rodrigo are sitting in the identical boat.

Harvey Mason jr., the academy’s CEO, stated the variety of creators in a class received’t dictate the winner.

Both means, Noah stated he doesn’t thoughts.

“It’ll be nice to see that second,” he stated. “You get to be on stage and celebrated on your work. I’m excited for that. I wish to see 25 folks on stage celebrating and sharing the love and pleasure for one thing they’ve performed.”

Earlier than the awards, the academy will maintain a pair occasions together with a tribute to Joni Mitchell on the MusiCares Individual of the 12 months on Friday night time. Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter and Beck are amongst these anticipated to carry out.

On Saturday, Grammy winner John Legend shall be honored through the academy’s Black Music Collective. The singer will obtain his first-ever Recording Academy World Affect Award for his private {and professional} achievements within the music business.

Legend shall be celebrated with a efficiency by Summer season Walker, D-Good and MC Lyte because the voice for the night. Jimmy Jam shall be making remarks.

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