This is part of the two-piece package I sent to papers, previewing the Grammy awards. Earlier (see previous blog), I sent a story about James Corden, the host; now here's a summary of the night:
By Mike Hughes
Here's a quick
glance at the Grammy Awards.
-- When: 8-11:30
p.m. ET Sunday, CBS. (In the Pacific zone, it airs live at 5 p.m.,
then reruns at 8:30.)
-- Red-carpet: 6-8
p.m. ET, E; also,7:30-8 p.m., CBS.
-- More previews:
4-6 p.m. ET, E; 6 and 7 p.m., ET and PT, Fuse.
-- Afterward: 11:30
p.m., ET and PT, E.
-- Top nominees:
Beyonce, 9 nominations; Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna, 8 each.
-- Album of the year
nominees: Adele, Beyonce, Drake, Justin Bieber, Sturgill Simpson.
-- Record (single)
of the year: “Hello,” Adele; “Formation,” Beyonce; “7
Years,” Lukas Graham; “Work,” Rihanna, with Drake; “Stressed
Out,” Twenty One Pilots.
-- Song of the Year
(songwriters' award): “Hello,” “7 Years,” “Formation,”
“Love Yourself,” “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.”
-- Best New Artist:
Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Anderson Paak, The Chainsmokers,
Chance the Rapper.
-- Special tributes:
Prince; George Michael; 40th anniversary of “Saturday
Night Fever,” with BeeGees music sung by Demi Lovato, Andra Day,
Tori Kelly and Little Big Town.
combinations: Maren Morris with Alicia Keys, The Weeknd with Daft
Punk, John Legend with Cynthia Ervo, Anderson Paak with A Tribe
Called Quest, William Bell with Gary Clark Jr.
-- Other performers:
Adele, Carie Underwood, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Dave
Grohl, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini.