( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) The Awards Show Will be Hosted By Singer Jhené Aiko With Special Performances By Burna Boy, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Igor Levit, Lido Pimienta and Rufus Wainwright
ENSPIRE Contributor: Re’Dreyona Walker
The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® will take place on Sunday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com. Preceding the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, the ceremony will be hosted by current three-time nominee Jhené Aiko and feature a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees. Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, blues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta and singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright are among those scheduled to perform.
The opening of the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology),” produced and arranged by Cheche Alara. The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, Säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.
Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day will be current nominees Bill Burr, Chika, Infante and former Recording Academy® Chair Jimmy Jam. On behalf of the Recording Academy, Branden Chapman and Bill Freimuth will be the producers of the event, as well as Greg Fera as executive producer and Cheche Alara as the music producer and musical director.
Music fans will be given unprecedented digital access to GRAMMY Awards content with GRAMMY Live, which will stream internationally on GRAMMY.com and via Facebook Live, the exclusive streaming partner of GRAMMY Live. GRAMMY Live takes viewers behind-the-scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights. GRAMMY Live will stream all day on March 14, including during and after the GRAMMY Awards evening telecast. IBM, the Official AI & Cloud Partner of the Recording Academy, will host GRAMMY Live for the first time entirely on the IBM Cloud.
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.