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December 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm #1202704340
History has shown the producers tend to go for the biggest star of the period, a big name legend, or a big name promoting their ineligible new single.
Cardi B? Black Panther medley? Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper? A legend like Paul McCartney? The beginning of a new Rihanna era?
2008 Alicia Keys with Frank Sinatra
2010 Lady Gaga with Elton John
2011 Aretha Franklin Tribute
2012 Bruce Springsteen
2013 Taylor Swift
2016 Taylor Swift
2018 Kendrick LamarDecember 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm #1202704342
Kendrick already opened up the Grammys with a Black Panther song.
Lady Gaga ad Bradley opening would be ideal, but the word is still out whether or not they will even be there, especially Bradley Cooper.
It would be nice to open up the show again with an Aretha tribute.December 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm #1202704346
Kendrick already opened up the Grammys with a Black Panther song. Lady Gaga ad Bradley opening would be ideal, but the word is still out whether or not they will even be there, especially Bradley Cooper. It would be nice to open up the show again with an Aretha tribute.
Yeah I don’t think they’ve ever gone 2 years in a row with the same opener.December 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm #1202704356
Anyway, the most logical choices to open would be Drake, Cardi B, and Ariana Grande.December 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm #1202704369
Rihanna would be a great choice if she has new music but I don’t know if she will.
Otherwise, I can see Childish Gambino opening with This Is America.
Or maybe Lady Gaga with something other than Shallow (I’ll Never Love Again perhaps).
I don’t see Ariana opening. I think often times they tend to go for one of the big nominees. So I think it’ll probably be Childish Gambino.December 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm #1202704381
Swift opened when she only had 3 nominations. Ariana has a new album on the way, a current #1 single, and she’s one of the biggest stars on the planet. It would be a win-win for both her and the Grammys.
I think the only way she isn’t at least considered is if she’s licking her wounds over the “snub.”December 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm #1202704480
I think Cardi would be a good choice to open the GrammysDecember 17, 2018 at 6:46 pm #1202704488
I actually don’t think they would go for Ariana. She isn’t big enough to be honest. Just look at the list in the OP. All those names can literally play the Superbowl except for the Aretha Franklin tribute. Unless Cardi B, Drake, Gaga/Cooper, or Kendrick pass, I don’t see it. Perhaps they could pair her with a legend.December 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm #1202704492
I would love for them to open the show with Lady Gaga singing I’ll Never Love Again or Always Remember Us This Way.December 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm #1202704522
Drake probably isn’t even attending so I doubt it’s him.
I think it’ll be Cardi, Maroon 5, or Ariana.
I would love for Cardi to perform a medley of her IOP hits. Please don’t perform Money.
I also would love to see Ariana perform GIAW and/or Thank U, Next, but I rather the former since that has a great choreo. Plus nothing says more “we like women in 2018” than a song praising women.
Maroon 5 would be a great pick as long as they don’t perform GLY-December 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm #1202704551
My vote is for Childish Gambino. “This Is America” would make for a stunning opener.December 17, 2018 at 7:19 pm #1202704560
In 2013 yeah, but Taylor wasn’t eligible for Album Categories anyway. But she did have Record Of The Year nomination. In 2016 when she opened again, she was nominated across the board, which is why I don’t see Ariana opening when she’s only nominated for two pop awards. I definitely think they’ll give her a good performance slot though.
I think they’ll go with Childish Gambino or Gaga (without Bradley).
Or even Kendrick again lol.. They won’t care.
I don’t think they’ll go with Cardi B either. Her newest single “money” is probably not something opening-worthy.
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