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What you need to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards

By Alao Abiodun

 

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled to carry immediately, Sunday at Staples Middle in Los Angeles.

Over time, profitable a Grammy has been recognised because the spotlight of an artist’s profession. A “Grammy winner” title is honorific. It defines an artist for all times and for historical past.

The 62nd Grammy Awards will honour musicians recognising artists from throughout all genres which have had the best impression on the music world within the earlier year-long interval of eligibility.

The 62nd Grammy Awards will deliver again quite a lot of the music business’s most celebrated stars collectively together with 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and Grammy winner Ariana Grande, who skipped out of final yr’s awards ceremony.

Alicia Keys will likely be performing the internet hosting duties for the second yr in a row. Whereas Ariana Grande may have her first efficiency on the Grammys stage in 5 years.

 

Among the many lengthy checklist of names up for a coveted Grammy is Nigeria’s Burna Boy.

The 28-year-old musician obtained nominated within the Finest World Music Album class, incomes the highest spot for his 2019 challenge African Large.

Burna Boy’s album, African Large obtained nominated within the class alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Carried out By Jules Buckley for What Warmth, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.

Burna Boy’s nomination makes him the ninth Nigerian to be nominated for a Grammy — previous nominees embrace Wizkid and Timaya, Femi Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

A win for Burna Boy might make him the second Nigerian to take dwelling a Grammy within the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

This yr’s ceremony will even embrace first-time performances by the likes of Lizzo and Billie Eilish, each of whom are nominated for finest new artist.

Lizzo is main the yr’s checklist of nominees with eight whole nominations, together with for file of the yr, album of the yr, track of the yr and finest new artist. Following Lizzo are Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, every with six nominations.

File of the yr nominations went to Bon Iver for “Hey, Ma,” Billie Eilish for “Unhealthy Man,” Ariana Grande for “7 Rings,” H.E.R. for “Laborious Place,” Khalid for “Discuss,” Lil Nas X for “Previous City Street,” Lizzo for “Reality Hurts” and Put up Malone and Swae Lee for “Sunflower.”

One of the crucial coveted awards of the evening; finest new artist nominees embrace Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas and Yola.

So, who will win huge on the Grammys in 2020? This yr, R&B, rock, pop, hip-hop and different artists are all up for the evening’s largest honor, and it’s actually anyone’s sport.

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