Music's greatest evening is simply across the nook, and the present is already jampacked with numerous performances and gifted artists. The 61st annual Grammy Awards is coming to Los Angeles this Sunday, and there's rather a lot in retailer for the evening.
This yr's awards present sees a major change from earlier years, because the Recording Academy expanded the variety of nominees in the primary classes from 5 to eight, including extra room for fan favorites in addition to a extra numerous subject that higher displays what individuals are really listening to.
There's many issues to look ahead to this yr, however listed below are the highest 10 performances, classes and prospects we're most enthusiastic about.
Album of the Year Reveal
A notoriously exhausting decide yearly is album of the yr -- particularly when the lineup of nominees all had exceptionally robust years when it comes to industrial success, streaming numbers, chart success and year-end lists. Popular artists like Drake, Cardi B and Post Malone have all seen huge gross sales and radio airplay with their albums, whereas initiatives like Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour and Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer earned widespread essential acclaim. Other names within the working embody H.E.R., Brandi Carlile and the varied artists concerned within the Black Panther album. This yr's AOTY appears unpredictable, however we're excited to see who the shiny gold trophy will go to.
Camila Cabello's Star-Studded Opener
Latin artists performing dwell on the Grammy Awards is an sadly uncommon occurence. Last yr, Billboard reported that fewer than a dozen Latin acts have carried out dwell on the awards present up to now 30 years. But this yr, a star-studded group of Latin performers will open the present, when Camila Cabello is joined by J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval and Young Thug for a jam-packed efficiency.
Dua Lipa & St. Vincent’s Performance
Dua Lipa and St. Vincent are teaming up for the primary time to make their Grammy stage debut with a particular efficiency. St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION is nominated for finest different rock album and the title monitor is up for finest rock track. Dua Lipa is nominated in one of the best new artist class and alongside Silk City for "Electricity" in one of the best dance recording subject. This pairing would possibly really be some of the attention-grabbing of the evening, since each artists are versatile sufficient to suit many types of performing.
Lady Gaga's Performance
Lady Gaga is thought for placing on fairly the present, so it's no shock that she's set to take the Grammy stage for the fifth yr in a row. It appears unlikely that Gaga will carry out something type A Star Is Born, on condition that she and Bradley Cooper will debut their "Shallow" duet on the Oscars two weeks later. So our greatest guess of which track she'll carry out is "Joanne (Where Do you Think You're Goin'?)," since a piano model of the track is nominated for finest pop solo efficiency and her producer and co-songwriter Mark Ronson can be set to carry out. Regardless of what she finally ends up singing, Gaga's efficiency won't disappoint.
Dolly Parton Tribute
Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Little Big Town will carry out nation star Dolly Parton's iconic hits on the Grammy stage. Kacey Musgraves took to Twitter to touch upon the information that she can be paying homage to Parton, who can be the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. "*D O L L Y dream come true, totally materialized*," Musgraves wrote. Not solely is Dolly Parton receiving a tribute at this yr's present, she's additionally taking the stage for the primary time in 18 years to carry out her new music from Netflix's Dumplin'.
Red Hot Chili Peppers & Post Malone
The Grammys has a time-honored custom of peculiar audiences by pairing an old-school favourite band with a more moderen artist yearly. This yr isn't any totally different, as Red Hot Chili Peppers and rapper Post Malone crew up for a mixed efficiency. What track willl they select? We can't wait to see.
The world's greatest Korean boy band is coming to city. BTS members Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook will attend their very first Grammys, the place they may current an award. Their Billboard 200-topping album Love Yourself: Tear can be nominated for finest recording bundle.
Alicia Keys Hosting
Singer Alicia Keys isn't any newcomer to the Grammy Awards, however that is her first time ever internet hosting. The 15-time Grammy winner is stepping as much as the plate because the first feminine host since Queen Latifah took on the function in 2005. There's a primary time for the whole lot, and we're excited to see Keys on the internet hosting finish of the leisure spectrum this yr. "I do know what it feels wish to be on that stage, and I’m going to convey that vibe and vitality," Keys stated in an announcement asserting her gig. "I'm so excited to be the grasp of ceremonies on the most important evening in music and rejoice the creativity, energy and, magic. I'm particularly excited for all of the unimaginable girls nominated this yr! It's going up on February 10!"
Best New Artist Reveal
Another class that's an infamously robust decide yearly is finest new artist. It's a stacked race this yr with eight contenders, making it the biggest variety of artists ever competing within the class. The award is likely one of the most prized among the many evening, signaling a vote of confidence in whichever artist is chosen. In a latest Billboard ballot, readers voted on who they thought ought to win finest new artist. See who's within the lead to this point.
Shawn Mendes Performance
Another first-time Grammy performer is Shawn Mendes. While he's a beginner to the stage, he's no stranger to different awards reveals. Despite his expertise performing in entrance of dwell audiences, Mendes opened as much as his followers in an Instagram video story about his stage fright and pressures to carry out properly. "To be fully trustworthy, true and susceptible with you guys -- I understand that I care a lot about what folks suppose," Mendes stated within the video. "I understand that's the backwards factor and what I've to really do is sit down and sing my track and actually join with it."
The 2019 Grammy Awards take place Feb. 10 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air on CBS beginning at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.