Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Aerosmith, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to perform at award ceremony

Alicia Keys will resume hosting duties at the Grammy Awards 2020 as well, having hosted the 61st edition of the awards in 2019.


                            Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Aerosmith, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to perform at award ceremony
Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Steven Tyler (Getty Images)

It's been confirmed that popular music icons like Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Aerosmith will perform at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Husband-wife duo Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will also perform their signature duet and Top 10 Billboard hit, 'Nobody But You' at the awards ceremony.

Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani perform onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

All eyes will be on Lizzo on Music’s Biggest Night, considering she's received the most Grammy nominations of all the artistes: Eight. She is closely followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X who have six nominations each. Aerosmith will also be honored at the MusiCares Person of the Year benefit gala two nights prior to the television broadcast of the Grammys, on January 24, 2020. Featured guests like the Foo Fighters, Jonas Brothers and Gary Clark Jr will pay musical tributes that night to Steven Tyler and his legendary band. We can also look forward to a career-spanning song showcase from Aerosmith at this year's Grammy Awards. They made their Grammys debut way back in 1991.

Often considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, the Grammy voting committee will recognize the best recordings and compositions made by artistes from October 1, 2018, till August 31, 2019, which is the eligibility cut-off date. Any recordings made after September 1, 2019, will only be considered at next year's Grammy Awards in 2021.

The 62nd Grammy Award nominations were announced for all 84 categories on November 20, 2019. The R&B singer Alicia Keys will resume hosting duties for this year's ceremony as well, having hosted the 61st edition of the awards in 2019.

Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

In an interesting embrace of the modern times that we live in, the Grammys will now accept links to streaming services for awards consideration instead of just physical copies of the song, which used to be the norm for submissions. The Recording Academy issued a statement, saying, "For most categories, we would prefer streaming distribution links for online entry submissions, though CD submissions remain optional." The Academy's decision also highlighted the state of the changing music industry, since they concluded that submitting links was easier and more cost-effective, especially for smaller, independent labels in the current music scene.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air live on January 26 from the Staples Center on CBS at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.



 

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