After a lengthy hiatus, the biggest night in music is finally back in action. It will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2022, and will feature performances by artists such as BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X With Jack Harlow, and Olivia Rodrigo.
In January, the concert was postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country as a result of the Omicron outbreak. Now that the number of cases has decreased and states have withdrawn mask requirements, the Grammy Awards will return to celebrate music and its brightest stars, broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.
Instead of taking place at the now-renamed Staples Center in Los Angeles, the event will now take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, according to the organizers. Trevor Noah, the comedian, and anchor of the “Daily Show,” will serve as the event’s host for the second year in a row.
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- What: The 64th annual Grammy Awards
- Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
- Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Red carpet coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
- Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
- On TV: Your local
- Online stream: Live and on-demand on Paramount+
- Live updates: Check CBSNews.com for an updated list of winners and breakout stars
Big Names, Even Bigger Performances
Members of the following bands were announced as performers when the performance was first announced: Lady Gaga (with Brothers Osborne), BTS (with members of BTS), Brandi Carlile (with Billie Eilish), Lil Nas X (with Jack Harlow), and Olivia Rodrigo (with Olivia Rodrigo).
The Recording Academy revealed an extended lineup of concerts last week, which included Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, and Chris Stapleton, among others.
The Foo Fighters, who have won 12 Grammys and have three nominations this year, were set to perform, but they will not do so due to the sad death of their beloved drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died in a car accident.
Additionally, Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo will perform on Sunday alongside Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler. The four will perform during the In Memoriam portion, which will include songs and a memorial to famed American composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November of this year.
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Is This the Night to Make History?
Sunday’s Academy Awards show, like all great award shows, has the potential to produce multiple historic moments.
Among the nominees is jazz musician Jon Batiste, who has a total of 11 nominations, including Record of the Year for his album “Freedom,” as well as Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work on the animated film “Soul.”
Billie Eilish’s performance on Sunday night, fresh off her maiden Academy Award victory, maybe a tremendous triumph. If her song “Happier Than Ever” wins the Grammy for Record of the Year on Sunday, she will become the first artist in history to win the award in the same category for three consecutive years.
Because of their summer hit “Butter,” BTS could become the first K-pop group to win a Grammy, and Taylor Swift has a chance to become the artist with the most Grammy wins, surpassing legends Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra. BTS’s summer hit “Butter” could also help them become the first K-pop group to win a Grammy.
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Who Has Received the Most Grammy Nominations in 2022?
Trevor Noah, who previously presented the ceremony in 2021, returned to host the event once more this year. When Jon Batiste arrived at the Grammy Awards, he had received 11 nominations, the most of any artist this year. He went on to win four Grammy Awards before the broadcast half of the ceremony even started, as well as the coveted Album of the Year honor