Grammy performers for 2021 revealed: See who’s playing

Here we go: Yet one other awards show-concert to look at in your sofa at residence.

On Sunday, the Grammys announced its lineup of performers for the 2021 show, which is ready to air March 14 at 8 p.m. on CBS, hosted by Trevor Noah. The lengthy listing contains Bad Bunny,Black Pumas,Cardi B,BTS,Brandi Carlile,DaBaby,Doja Cat,Billie Eilish,Mickey Guyton,Haim,Brittany Howard,Miranda Lambert,Lil Baby,Dua Lipa,Chris Martin,John Mayer,Megan Thee Stallion,Maren Morris,Post Malone,Roddy Ricch,Harry Styles andTaylor Swift.

Among the performers, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift are additionally nominated for awards with six nods every.

Swift, who has been in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017, beforehand dated Styles. The former One Direction singer, 27, is now courting Olivia Wilde, 36.

The Recording Academy didn’t reveal whether or not performances can be reside or pre-taped within the Sunday announcement, however did make be aware that the show “can pay tribute to the unbiased venues, which have been vastly impacted by the pandemic.”

“From bartenders to field workplace managers, those that work day-to-day on the Troubadour (Los Angeles), The Hotel Café (Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (New York City), and The Station Inn (Nashville) will current varied classes all through the night time,” the Academy mentioned.

Music’s massive night time was set to be held on Jan. 31, however — like many awards exhibits this season — was pushed again as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, the Grammys’ transfer to March 14 caused a conflict with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which had been set to air the identical night time. The SAGs have since been rescheduled to April 4.

Clive Davis, who was recognized with Bell’s palsy, postponed the second half of his annual party, setting the “pre-Grammy gala” for May — almost two months after the precise show.

Sources told Variety that a lot of the 2021 show can be held outdoors on the Los Angeles Convention Center, with the standard venue, the Staples Center, within the background. There can be no viewers and restricted media on the reside purple carpet with performers and presenters, in keeping with the report, which additionally revealed many performances will seemingly be pre-recorded.

Nominees had been introduced in November and embody Beyoncé — who led the pack, in addition to Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone and extra.

Nominations proved to be considerably scandalous this 12 months as The Weekndlashed out for being snubbedby the Recording Academy regardless of his album, “After Hours,” having two No. 1 hits: “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.”

“The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…” he tweeted in November.

After he rocked a much-talked-about Super Bowl efficiency, although, The Weeknd appeared to again off, telling Billboard in January that the Grammys “imply nothing” to him.

“I personally do not care anymore,” the singer, whose actual title is Abel Tesfaye, mentioned. “I’ve three Grammys, which imply nothing to me now, clearly. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I would like the Grammy!’ It’s simply that this occurred, and I’m right down to get in entrance of the fireplace, so long as it by no means occurs once more.”

The academy later mentioned it was as a result of it was uncertain which style his music fell underneath.

Still, The Weeknd mentioned it felt like a “sucker punch.”

“It simply type of hit me out of nowhere,”he informed Billboard.”I undoubtedly felt … I felt issues. I do not know if it was unhappiness or anger. I feel it was simply confusion. I simply wished solutions.”

“Like, ‘What occurred?’ We did every little thing proper, I feel,” he continued. “I’m not a cocky individual. I’m not boastful. People informed me I used to be going to get nominated. The world informed me. Like, ‘This is it; that is your 12 months.’ We had been all very confused.”

Justin Bieber additionally felt snubbed — regardless of incomes a powerful 4Grammy Award nominationsfor hisfifth studio album, “Changes” — since he believes his album was wrongfully mistaken as a Pop album relatively than an R&B anthology.

The Recording Academy additionally got here underneath fireplace when it introduced that Taylor Swift’s re-recorded albums can be eligible for Grammys, prompting to Twitter to name it “grasping.”

But past nominations, Tiffany Haddish discovered herself swept up in Grammy drama when the show offered her a non-paid hosting gig, during which she’d must pay for her hair, make-up and wardrobe. After she declined, the Academy apologized.



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