The 61st annual Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will make her debut as master of ceremonies this year, while a stellar lineup of live performances is sure to showcase some of the best musicians across multiple musical genres.
Kendrick Lamar leads the pack of contenders this year with eight nominations, including nods for record of the year, song of the year and album of the year. Drake follows closely behind with seven nominations, while Lady Gaga and Cardi B have each nabbed five nominations of their own.
And just in case this isn’t enough excitement, the legendary Dolly Parton will return to the Grammy stage for the first time since 2001.
So before you gear up for all of this year’s Grammy awards, red carpet fashion trends, snubs and surprises, here’s everything you need to know about music’s biggest night of the year:
Where, When And What To Watch The Grammys:
The Premiere Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Grammy.com kicks off the awards show with a premiere ceremony featuring host Shaggy along with presenters Lzzy Hale and Questlove handing out the first Grammy Awards of the day.
Red Carpet Arrivals at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT
Looking forward to the show’s fashion trends, dazzling jewels and over-the-top hair and makeup looks? Grammy.com will also live stream the evening’s red carpet arrivals and exclusive interviews.
61st Annual Grammy Awards on CBS on Sunday Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT
Alicia Keys is the host of the 61st Grammy Awards, which will broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. For those without access to cable, the awards ceremony can be streamed live through CBS’s website and its android/iOS app.
This year, you can expect a magnificent lineup of live performances, including an explosive show opener by Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval. Other A-list artists taking the stage are Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and Travis Scott.
2019 Grammy Awards Tributes
Eight-time Grammy winner and 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year Dolly Parton makes her return to the Grammy stage for the first time since 2001 with a special tribute segment.
The Recording Academy and CBS will honor R&B legend Diana Ross, her landmark career and contributions to music with a special 75th birthday performance.
The 2019 Grammy Awards Nominees:
Record Of The Year
Album of the Year
Song Of The Year
Best New Artist
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Album
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R& B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album
Best Rap Performance
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Best Rap/Sung Performance
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
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