The biggest night in music is almost here! The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in L.A. on Monday, February 15 — and Us Weekly has the scoop on what you need to know ahead of the star-studded show, from presenters to performers and everything in between.
Will there be more bad blood? Taylor Swift is set to kick off the event just days after Kanye West debuted his new song “Famous,” which includes a controversial lyric about her. “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous,” he raps in the track. On Friday, he claimed that it wasn’t a diss and that it was the songstress’ own idea.
Other singers who will hit the stage include Adele, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Robin Thicke and Chris Stapleton. For more names, go here.
Of course, in between performances, there will be plenty of awards to hand out, too. Lamar is up for 11 nods and can make history as the first rapper to win Song of the Year. Swift and The Weeknd both scored seven nominations, including Record of the Year. They’ll go up against D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, The Vanguard and Mark Ronson in that category. Check out the full list of nominees here.
LL Cool J is the master of ceremonies, but many other stars are expected to present. Those who have to be teleprompter-ready include Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick, Ice Cube, Ryan Seacrest, Seth MacFarlane and Sam Smith.
David Bowie Tribute
Lady Gaga will honor the late icon, who passed away at the age of 69 last month from liver cancer. “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via Entertainment Weekly. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it.”
Gwen Stefani’s Commercial
Say what?! The “Used to Love You” singer has a special surprise for audiences. “This is big. I’m going to be in the first LIVE music video on a #GRAMMYs commercial break with @Target! #MoreMusic,” she tweeted on Wednesday. Stefani will create the music video for “Make Me Like You” during a four-minute commercial break. She just dropped the new single (that’s clearly about her beau Blake Shelton!) on Friday.
The 2016 Grammys air live on CBS on Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. EST.
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