The stars are lining up in New York City for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony. This marks the 60th year for the award show, which honors music’s finest. Here are 5 things to look forward to during the show:
The Brit is Back:
James Corden returns for his second year as host. All eyes will be in on him to see how he plans to top his exciting entrance from last year. People will be watching to see if he acknowledges the #MeToo and Times Up movements that have been sweeping through Hollywood, and the country, for the last number of months. If he does go there, will he be able to find the kind of balance of respect and humor that Seth Meyers did at the Golden Globes?
“And the Album of the Year is…”:
This year’s Album of the Year race is historic. For the first time in 19 years, a white male is not nominated. The stacked category includes albums form Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars. Will a hip-hop album win for the first time since 2004 or will Lorde rise above all of her male nominees? No matter which way it goes, viewers and the Twitterverse will be patiently waiting for the last award of the night.
History in the Making:
A Latin song has never won Song of the Year at the Grammys, but history could be made on Sunday if “Despacito” wins. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s remix with Justin Bieber is up for the big award, along with Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Any win would be historic for the song of the summer.
Route 91 Tribute:
Last October a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people. On Sunday the Grammys plan to pay tribute to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in United States history with a performance by country stars Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, and Eric Church.
2017 was the year of Cardi B. The rapper from the Bronx dropped “Bodak Yellow” and became the first solo female rapper to hit #1 since Lauryn Hill in 1998. Now she’s nominated for 2 Grammys and will be taking the stage to perform with Bruno Mars.
To see these and other big moments, tune into the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 8 P.M. on CBS.