The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (Feb. 10) from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via grammy.com. Preceding the 61st Annual Grammy Awards telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by Shaggy and will feature a number of performances by current Grammy nominees. Currently slated to perform are singer-songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris, and dance/electronic duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will take the stage together to perform, and for the first time ever, Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas, and Natalia Lafourcade will unite to perform the Mexican folkloric classic “La Llorona,” which all three have recorded during their careers.
Presenting the first Grammy Awards of the day will be current nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe’a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant, TOKiMONSTA, and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam.
The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on grammy.com as video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on the CBS Television Network from 8 p.m. –11 p.m. ET.