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Jhene Aiko Is Hosting the Grammys 2021 Premiere Ceremony

Jhene Aiko is hosting!

The 32-year-old singer will host the Premiere Ceremony, also known as the “pre-tel,” for the 2021 Grammys on March 14 at 3 p.m. ET, via Variety.

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For those who don’t know, the ceremony prior to the main televised ceremony is for all of the categories that don’t get aired on TV. There will be no audience at the Premiere Ceremony amid the pandemic. It will be streamed live on Grammy.com instead ahead of the big ceremony.

Performers will include Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Colombian-Canadian singer Lido Pimienta, Poppy and Rufus Wainwright.

There will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” as well, featuring an all-nominee ensemble of the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00 p.m. ET. Find out who is nominated!

Can Taylor Swift Win Grammys for Her Re-Recorded Albums?

Taylor Swift is re-recording and releasing her first six studio albums, starting with Fearless.

And now, some fans are wondering: can all of those albums be eligible for Grammys?

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A Recording Academy spokesperson told Billboard the answer: yes!

But there’s a catch: “Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years. However, none of the older songs would be eligible for songwriting awards,” they said.

According to the Academy, the new performances would be eligible in performance categories if they were recorded within the last five years. The songs would be eligible in songwriting categories if they are new songs (previously unreleased in any form). As Taylor‘s pointed out, there are already new unreleased songs coming on Fearless.

Find out why Taylor chose Fearless to re-record first! Click here to listen to the first re-recorded song from the sessions.

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Here's How the Audience-Free Grammys 2021 Show Will Work Amid Pandemic

The 2021 Grammys are coming, and they’re going to look a lot different than usual.

The awards show ceremony, which was moved from January 31 to March 14, will be audience-free amid the pandemic, and new details have arrived about how it’s going to work, via Variety on Tuesday (February 2).

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“The ceremony will be held in the outdoor portion of the Los Angeles Convention Center, with the show’s traditional home of the Staples Center — which is located essentially next door — as the backdrop,” the outlet reported.

“There will be no audience, although a small number of media will be attending, and plans call for a live red carpet broadcast featuring performers and presenters. Most members of the media have already registered for virtual screenings. A number of live performances are planned, but many are likely to be pre-recorded, possibly at venues other than the Convention Center.”

It is not yet known which locations the ceremony might also be filmed at this time. Click here to find out who is nominated at this year’s event!

Sara Bareilles Finally Gets Her Grammy, One Year After She Won the Award

Sara Bareilles has been a Grammy winner for over a year, but she finally has her award in her possession!

The 41-year-old singer won the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance for her song “Saint Honesty” at last year’s ceremony, which took place on January 26, 2020.

Sara was unable to attend the event because she was starring in the musical Waitress in London at the time.

“Long road to this sweet moment. Just arrived today. One year later. Feeling all the joyful feelings,” Sara captioned a video, captured by her longtime boyfriend Joe Tippett, of the Grammy in her new home.

Sara is currently filming the upcoming Peacock comedy series Girls5Eva, which is being produced by Tina Fey. Check out the photos we posted from the set back in October.

The Weeknd Reacts to Past Grammy Wins After Being Snubbed: 'They Mean Nothing to Me'

The Weeknd doesn’t care about his old Grammy wins anymore.

The 30-year-old superstar revealed his true feelings about his past wins and snub at the 2021 Grammys in an interview with Billboard.

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He described the snub as “an attack,” doubling down on voicing his discontent on social media.

“I use a sucker punch as an analogy, because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt…I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’” he went on to say.

“We did everything right, I think. I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused,” he continued.

Reflecting on his 2017 win for Starboy and 2015 for “Earned It” and Beauty Behind the Madness,” he said they “mean nothing to me.”

“Look, I personally don’t care anymore. I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now, obviously. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again. I suck at giving speeches anyways. Forget awards shows.”

We just learned something about The Weeknd‘s upcoming 2021 Super Bowl performance. Find out what’s coming!

Recording Academy Picks March 14 For Rescheduled 2021 Grammy Awards

The 2021 Grammy Awards officially have a new air date.

The Recording Academy announced earlier today that the ceremony would be delayed due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles at this moment.

“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021,” a statement read, via Variety.

It continues, “The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do.”

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show. We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.”

The Grammys were initially set for January 31 with Trevor Noah as host.

If you haven’t seen, check out all the nominees for the awards this year…

Grammys 2021 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2021 Grammy Awards were supposed to take place on January 31, but unfortunately, the annual music awards show has been postponed due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

Variety confirmed that the show will not take place in January, and are saying they could potentially happen in March of 2021, but no date has been clearly set at this time.

The publication also cites that the Recording Academy and CBS have “faced many challenges in how safely to stage an event on the scale of the Grammys.” Usually, there are 18,000 people in attendance at music’s biggest night.

Coronavirus cases are surging across the country. At the time of this posting, Los Angeles county has seen 827,498 cases of Coronavirus and positive tests are trending upwards. The Grammys were supposed to take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Be sure to check out the full list of nominees for the 2021 Grammys.