The Grammy Awards 2022 is back tonight, with “music’s biggest night” taking place in Las Vegas after being postponed due to the pandemic.
The event was originally scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles, but it was postponed due to the spread of the Omicron variant in the United States.
Moreover, the 64th annual ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah of The Daily Show and will feature a variety of live performances and surprise guests at the 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Organizers have confirmed that the ceremony on Sunday night will include a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died last weekend at the age of 50.
Moreover, the band had been scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards 2022, but they withdrew after cancelling all of their upcoming tour dates “in light of the staggering loss.”
Oscar-winner Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Rodrigo are among the acts set to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards 2022. BTS, Jack Harlowe, Brandi Carlile, and the award-winning country band Brothers Osbourne are among the performers on the bill.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West’s unannounced performance was cancelled due to his “concerning online behaviour.”
This year, the rapper is up for five Grammy Awards 2022, including best rap album, best rap song, and most popular artist.
On Sunday at 1 a.m. UK time, CBS will broadcast the Grammy Awards live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Grammy Awards 2022 Partnering with Global Citizen to Feature Segment for Ukraine
In the midst of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, this Sunday’s Grammy Awards 2022 will feature a special segment dedicated to the country of Ukraine.
Moreover, the Recording Academy announced on Saturday that it will include a segment for Ukraine in this year’s Grammy awards 2022 telecast, in collaboration with Global Citizen and its “Stand Up For Ukraine” fundraising campaign.
Meanwhile, the Recording Academy on Saturday stated that the segment will “raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine and will feature opportunities for viewers to take action and contribute to the global ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ campaign.”
In a statement, Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said, “We are heartbroken by the situation in Ukraine, yet still moved by the resilient spirit on display there every day.” “We hope the segment inspires our worldwide audience to get involved to support these crucial humanitarian efforts.”
Furthermore, Global Citizen recently announced its “Stand Up For Ukraine” campaign, which will kick off on April 8 with a global digital rally for Ukrainian refugees.
Following that, on April 9, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will co-host a global humanitarian pledging summit.
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, the Grammy awards 2022 announced their segment for Ukraine. On February 24, Russian forces launched a massive invasion, the first major land conflict in Europe in decades.
Music Industry’s A-listers to hit Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards 2022
On Sunday, the music industry’s A-listers will descend on Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards, where pop’s chart-topping artists will compete alongside jazzman Jon Batiste for the industry’s most coveted trophies.
The Grammys being held just one week after Will Smith stunned the world by slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars adds an extra layer of craziness to what is already one of the most bizarre nights on the showbiz awards circuit.
Justin Bieber, H.E.R., and singer-rapper Doja Cat will compete for eight trophies at the ceremony, which will be hosted by late-night television personality Trevor Noah.
Billie Eilish is up for seven awards. Olivia Rodrigo, a former Disney Channel actress who broke onto the pop scene last year with her breakout smash hit “drivers licence,” is in the same boat.
Rodrigo, who is up against Eilish’s brother Finneas, rapper Saweetie, and experimental pop act Japanese Breakfast, among others, received expected nominations for her much-lauded debut album “Sour,” and is a near-shoo-in for the Best New Artist award.
Rodrigo, like Eilish in 2020, has the chance to sweep all four categories on the same night, making her only the third artist to do so. Christopher Cross, a singer-songwriter, was the first.
The jazz and R&B artist and bandleader Jon Batiste, who won an Oscar last year for his soundtrack to the Pixar animated film “Soul,” has the most chances at Grammy Awards 2022 gold, with 11 nominations, including two in the top categories.
BTS, the massively popular Korean boy band, received one nomination in the pop categories for the huge commercial hit “Butter,” which was less than expected for the boy band, which has struggled to make inroads at the Grammys.
BTS, as well as Rodrigo, Eilish, Batiste, H.E.R., and Lil Nas X, are scheduled to perform at an event that will be watched as much for its staging as for the actual awards.