The Oscars may have gotten a lot of flak for its white slate of nominations and lack of diverse artistry present but this year’s Grammy Awards is sure to, well, make up for all of that.
Music’s biggest award night will be broadcast from Los Angeles’ Staple Centre live on Tuesday 16 February, and will be hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J and feature a host of acts who’ve made their mark on the music charts in the past 12 months.
The event will feature a performance by ten-time Grammy winner (count ’em!) Adele, a live performance from music man of the moment Kendrick Lamar (who has scored the most Grammy nominations this year – 11), plus appearances by The Weekend, Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly all live on stage.
Organisers are even excited about the dance music category, with EDM duo Jack U, who have been nominated for Best Dance Recording, set to bring their dance hit ‘Where Are You Now’ live to the stage featuring Justin Bieber alongside Skrillex and Diplo.
But we’re more excited about the fact that Lady Gaga will be paying tribute to icon-of-icons David Bowie, performaing a medley of Bowie’s biggest hits.
Two other musical tributes have been scheduled – Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper’s paying tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead, who passed away earlier in the year; and Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt will honour the late B.B. King, who died last May.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Fox8 from 12.00pm, Tuesday 16 February with an encore screening at 7.30pm that evening. There will be additional encore screenings on Channel [V] at 4:4pm Tuesday and on Sunday 21 February at 3pm.
Get excited, music fans. Lisa Andrews