The 61st annual Grammys are this Sunday (February 10) on CBS. Alicia Keys will host this telecast that airs live nationwide from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. While winners of the marquee categories like Album and Record of the Year will be revealed during this three-hour ceremony, the vast majority of the 84 Grammy Awards will be handed out during an afternoon event that the recording academy has dubbed the Premiere Ceremony.
This three-hour awards shows kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Shaggy at the Microsoft Theater. That venue is part of the same complex as the main arena making it easy for nominees to attend both ceremonies. This earlier event, in which winners of upwards of 70 categories will be revealed, will stream online at Grammy.com.
The slate of presenters includes current Grammy nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe’a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant and TOKiMONSTA, as well as one-time recording academy chair Jimmy Jam.
Among those set to perform are singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will sing together, while Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade will unite for the first time to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic all three artists have recorded.