Grammy Awards 2020: When is it on TV and who is performing?

22 January 2020, 14:22

Who is performing at the Grammys 2020?
Who is performing at the Grammys 2020? Picture: Getty

By Sian Hamer

It's almost time for one of the biggest award ceremonies of the year – but who's performing at the Grammys? And when is the ceremony happening?

The 62nd Grammy Awards are taking place this weekend – and it's one of the most anticipated events in the music calendar.

The annual awards ceremony recognises the achievements of musicians across the industry with an award presented by The Recording Academy.

Alicia Keys will be returning for a second year to host the event – someone who is well acquainted with the awards, as she currently holds 15 of the gilded gramophones to her name.

Here's all you need to know about the event:

  1. When are the Grammys taking place?

    The Grammys will be taking place on Sunday January 26 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

    American viewers will be able to watch the ceremony live on CBS, but for people who don't have access to the channel, it will also be streamed across YouTubeTV and Hulu+ Live TV.

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    But don't worry – if you're not a subscriber to any of those platforms, other social media platforms will undoubtedly be filled with highlights throughout the evening.

  2. Who is performing at the Grammys?

    The lineup for the Grammys is packed with big names from the music industry this year – and the list seems to keep on growing.

    Taking to the stage during the ceremony this weekend will be Aerosmith, the recently announced No Time To Die singer Billie Eilish and Lizzo.

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    There'll also be performances from Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani – who'll be performing a duet at the ceremony – and Run-D.M.C, Charlie Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Tyler The Creator, Rosalía and the Jonas Brothers.

  3. Who is nominated?

    The full list of nominees are:

    Album of the year

    Bon Iver - I,I
    Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell!
    Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
    H.E.R. - I Used To Know Her
    Lil Nas X - 7
    Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
    Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride

    Record of the year

    Bon Iver - Hey, Ma
    Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
    Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
    H.E.R. - Hard Place
    Khalid - Talk
    Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
    Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower

    Song of the year

    Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
    Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell
    Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
    H.E.R. - Hard Place
    Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way
    Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    Taylor Swift - Lover
    Tanya Tucker - Bring My Flowers Now

    Best new artist

    Black Pumas
    Billie Eilish
    Lil Nas X
    Lizzo
    Maggie Rogers
    Rosalia
    Tank and the Bangas
    Yola

    Best pop solo performance

    Beyonce - Spirit
    Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
    Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
    Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down

    Best pop duo/group performance

    Ariana Grande & Social House - Boyfriend
    Jonas Brothers - Sucker
    Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
    Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Senorita

    Best traditional pop vocal album

    Andrea Bocelli - Si
    Michael Buble - Love
    Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now
    John Legend - A Legendary Christmas
    Barbra Streisand - Walls

    Best pop vocal album

    Beyonce - The Lion King: The Gift
    Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    Ariana Grande (pictured) - Thank U, Next
    Ed Sheeran - No. 6 Collaborations Project
    Taylor Swift - Lover

    Best dance recording

    Bonobo - Linked
    The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On
    Meduza featuring Goodboys - Piece Of Your Heart
    Rufus Du Sol - Underwater
    Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign - Midnight Hour

    Best dance/electronic album

    Apparat - LP5
    The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
    Flume - Hi This Is Flume
    Rufus Du Sol - Solace
    Weather - Tycho

    Best rock performance

    Bones UK - Pretty Waste
    Gary Clark Jr - This Land
    Brittany Howard - History Repeats
    Karen O & Danger Mouse - Woman
    Rival Sons - Too Bad

    Best metal performance

    Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi - Astorolus The Great Octopus
    Death Angel - Humanicide
    I Prevail - Bow Down
    Killswitch Engage Unleashed
    Tool - 7Empest

    Best rock album

    Bring Me The Horizon - Amo
    Cage The Elephant - Social Cues
    The Cranberries - In The End
    I Prevail - Trauma
    Rival Sons - Feral Roots

    Best alternative album

    Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
    James Blake - Assume Form
    Bon Iver - I,I
    Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride
    Thom Yorke - Anima

    Best R&B performance

    Daniel Caesar & Brandy - Love Again
    H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller - Could've Been
    Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane - Exactly How I Feel
    Lucky Daye - Roll Some Mo
    Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000 - Come Home

    Best urban contemporary album

    Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI
    Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
    Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload
    NAO - Saturn
    Jessie Reyez - Being Human In Public

    Best rap song

    YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper - Bad Idea
    Rick Ross featuring Drake - Gold Roses
    21 Savage featuring J. Cole - A Lot
    Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy - Racks In The Middle
    DaBaby - Suge

    Best rap album

    Dreamville - Revenge Of The Dreamers III
    Meek Mill - Championships
    21 Savage - I Am > I Was
    Tyler, The Creator - Igor
    YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy

    Best country album

    Eric Church - Desperate Man
    Reba McEntire - Stronger Than The Truth
    Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel
    Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road
    Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'

    Best musical theatre album

    Ain't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations
    Hadestown
    Moulin Rouge! The Musical
    The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
    Oklahoma!

    Producer of the year, non-classical

    Jack Antonoff
    Dan Auerbach
    Finneas
    John Hill
    Ricky Reed

    Best music video

    The Chemical Brothers - We've Got To Try
    Gary Clark Jr - This Land
    FKA Twigs - Cellophane
    Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
    Tove Lo - Glad He's Gone