The Grammy Awards telecast next Sunday (Feb. 13) will include only a handful of awards presentations. Rather, much of the three-and-a-half-hours is given over to musical performances. Among these will be one-time-only groupings of artists called “Grammy Moments.” Last year, Elton John and Lady Gaga opened the show. This year’s pairings include two of music’s hottest acts — Rihanna and Drake — who are both up for four awards this year.
RIhanna is a two-time Grammy champ for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Umbrella,” 2007; “Run This Town” 2009. Ths year, she contends for Record Of The Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video for “Love The Way You Lie” (with Eminem), and Best Dance Recording for “Only Girl (In The World).”
Drake is in the running for Best New Artist, Best Rap Solo Performance for “Over,” Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for “Fancy” (with T.I. & Swizz Beatz), and Best Rap Album for “Thank Me Later.”