Music's biggest night is coming!
At the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, nominees SZA and Taylor Swift are poised to make big wins, while the stage is set for some legendary performances. Tracy Chapman will return to the Grammys to sing “Fast Car” with Luke Combs, the song that closed the ceremony with in 1989. Meanwhile, Joni Mitchell is scheduled to perform at the Grammys for the first time.
Here's what to know for this year's listening party.
Comedian and former host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah returns to emcee the ceremony for the fourth time.
This year, Noah is also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. He joins this category with fellow nominees Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman.
“I was nominated alongside my heroes,” Noah said recently. Hollywood Reporter. “When I was thinking about [doing] Comedy, Dave Chappelle was indeed an accomplished comedian. When I was thinking about starting to tell someone a joke, Chris Rock was already one of the biggest comedians in the world, and the same goes for Wanda Sykes. So I've never been someone who's in a rush to win or be seen as the best at anything. I'm really, really, I'm not even saying this to be humble or anything like that. “I'm really happy and grateful to be in that company.”
Noah said he prepares for the Grammy Awards by listening to the music of nominated artists and performers.
SZA received nine nominations this weekend for her album “SOS,” making her the top nominee. If she wins Album of the Year, SZA will become the first black woman to win the award in 25 years. The last album by a black woman to win the award was “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 1999.
Taylor Swift could also score some notable wins. If her album “Midnights” wins Album of the Year, she will become the first artist to win this category four times. Other nominees include Olivia Rodrigo, Boygenius, Jon Batiste, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish and Victoria Monet.
See the full list of contenders here.
Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording are three new categories that will be introduced this year. However, many of the nominated artists, including Burna Boy and Tyla, are already familiar voices who have created music that will likely stick around for a long time.
With over 90 categories, the Grammy Awards know to add some stars throughout the event to keep us watching. Meryl Streep (nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Audiobook Recording/Storytelling), Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, Maluma, Samara Joy, Taylor Tomlinson and Oprah Winfrey are all expected to take the stage to introduce the Golden Gramophones.
U2, SZA, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, Burna Boy, Billy Joel and more will join the previously mentioned artists.
Listen, stream and sit back
The show airs live on Sundays at 8pm ET and 5pm PT on CBS. It will also stream on Paramount+.
Paramount+ subscribers with Showtime can stream in real-time, while Basic subscribers can watch the day after the live broadcast.
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