The 2021 Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles today (March 14th). The main ceremony will be broadcast from an unknown location. Among the many cast members are Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Bruno Mars, Bad Bunny, Miranda Lambert, Dua Lipa and Lil Baby. The Premiere Ceremony® hosted by Jhené Aiko will feature Kamasi Washington, Lido Pimienta, Burna Boy and others. Check out the full list of 2021 Grammy Award cast members below.
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Main Grammy Awards ceremony 2021
Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez
Bad Bunny, who has two Grammys, will take the stage with Jhay Cortez to play El Último Tour del Mundo’s single “DÁKITI”.
Billie Eilish will take the stage for the second year in a row. At the 2020 Grammys, Eilish and her brother FINNEAS played “when the party is over”.
Black Pumas are available for three awards at the 2021 Grammys, including Album of the Year for the deluxe edition of their self-titled debut.
Brittany Howard and Chris Martin
Brittany Howard, director of Alabama Shakes, which received five nominations in 2021, will share the Grammys stage with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic
It took some playful campaigns, but Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak scored a late Grammys invite. The artists recently shared their first Silk Sonic song, “Leave the Door Open”.
Cardi B and Megan Thee stallion
“WAP” may not have been submitted for the 2021 Grammy exam, but Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will continue to perform together on Sunday.
BTS aims to make history as the first K-pop group to win a Grammy. The single “Dynamite” is nominated in the category Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.
Last year Brandi Carlile played the piano while Tanya Tucker sang “Bring My Flowers Now”.
DaBaby and Dua Lipa
Grammy nominees DaBaby and Dua Lipa are likely to stage their remix of “Levitating”.
Somewhat controversial, Doja Cat achieved two nominations for “Say So”: Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. The singer is also nominated for best new artist.
The Haim sisters won Album of the Year for Women in Music Pt. III.
It is rumored that Harry Styles will be the first to cast at the main ceremony of the 2021 Grammy Awards.
John Mayer and Maren Morris
John Mayer is not nominated for the 2021 Grammys. In fact, he hasn’t been nominated since 2012 when he was recognized for contributions to Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. Mayer has not won a Grammy since 2009. That doesn’t rule out him, however, from likely performing with Maren Morris.
Lil Baby follows his 2020 nomination for best rap / sung performance with a nod for best rap performance. The rapper from Atlanta could be awarded for his protest song “The Bigger Picture”.
Mickey Guyton made history as the first black woman to be nominated as a solo country artist. A win in the “Best Country Solo Performance” category would help “Black Like Me” correct an unwritten rule that women “should only sing about heartbreak and sweet, funny songs, but God forbid we have other feelings”.
Miranda Lambert, who recently announced the new album The Marfa Tapes, is available for three Grammy Awards.
The nine-time candidate Post Malone is looking for his first Grammy. It’s ready for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Compton’s Roddy Ricch won his first Grammy last year for his role in Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks in the Middle”. It is available for six more awards this year.
Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff
Album of the Year nominees Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff will share the stage at the 2021 Grammys. In addition to Album of the Year, Swift and Dessner were jointly nominated for Folklore Song of the Year “Cardigan”.
2021 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony®
“Have mercy, have mercy on me (The ecology)”
The Recording Academy celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” with a tribute to the Afro-Peruvian jazz orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat and Bebel Gilberto. Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico by Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, Säje, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington.
Burna Boy is nominated for best global music album for his album Twice as Tall.
Terri Lynne Carrington + Social Science
Jazz drummer, composer and producer Terri Lynne Carrington has been recognized for best jazz instrumental album for Waiting Game, her 2019 album with Social Science.
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album for Cypress Grove.
The pianist Igor Levit received his first Grammy nomination for best classical instrumental solo for his performance of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
Lido Pimienta, who won the Polaris Music Prize in 2017, wants to add a Grammy to her trophy collection. She is ready for the best Latin rock or the alternative album for Miss Colombia.
Poppy has been awarded for the best metal performance of her song “BLOODMONEY” from 2019.
Rufus Wainwright is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Unfollow The Rules.