The 2018 Grammys will be handed out this weekend on Sunday, January 28, but who will actually be handing out those prizes and introducing musical performances? The recording academy has announced the presenters: Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg.
Bennett is an 18-time Grammy winner, and though he himself is not up for any awards this year the album celebrating his 90th birthday is up for Best Traditional Pop Album. Keys has won 15 Grammys, while Legend has claimed 10. Clarkson has three Grammys and could add a fourth to her mantel this year as she competes for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Love So Soft,” the lead single from her latest album, “Meaning of Life.” And Eve has one previous Grammy victory for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (2002).
Chappelle, Gaffigan, and Silverman all compete against each other this year in the race for Best Comedy Album. This would be the first Grammy for each of them. Jonas and Wahlberg are both past Grammy nominees, coincidentally both for their past work in boy bands: Jonas with his siblings The Jonas Brothers and Wahlberg with New Kids on the Block.
Kendrick and Steinfeld have yet to be nominated for Grammys, but they’re both Oscar nominated actresses who have also found success in recent years as recording artists.
In addition to giving out awards these presenters may also be introducing the musical acts that have been announced for Sunday night’s telecast hosted by James Corden: Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Gary Clark Jr., Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Pink, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Zuleyka Rivera, Sam Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sting, SZA, Bryson Tiller, and U2.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing, and who are you rooting for when the envelopes are opened?
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