Shaggy to Host Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony

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Sofi Tukker, Snatam Kaur, Craig Morris, Seun Kuti & Fatoumata Diawara will all carry out in the course of the pre-Grammy Awards dwell stream.

The Recording Academy introduced Thursday (Jan. 31) that Shaggy will host this 12 months's Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony earlier than the primary Grammy telecast, streaming dwell beginning at three:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 Grammy.com.

The Premiere Ceremony -- which is able to happen at LA's Microsoft Theater, simply throughout from the primary present's Staples Center location -- may even characteristic performances by present Grammy nominees, together with singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and digital duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara may even take the stage collectively to carry out.

Presenting the primary Grammy Awards of the day will likely be present nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe'a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant, TOKiMONSTA and former Recording Academy chair Jimmy Jam.

The dwell stream of the Premiere Ceremony will likely be accessible on Grammy.com as video on demand for 90 days following the occasion. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will broadcast dwell following the pre-televised awards on CBS, beginning at eight p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Shaggy to Host Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony