Grammys 2021 Premiere Ceremony: Jhené Aiko to Host, Burna Boy and Lido Pimienta to Perform

Music
No Comments
7
Rufus Wainwright, Poppy, Kamasi Washington, and others will also perform ahead of the main telecast on March 14

Jhen Aiko
Jhené Aiko, January 2015 (Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for NARAS)

Details of the 2021 Grammys Premiere Ceremony have been announced. The pre-show will be livestreamed on GRAMMY.com at 3 p.m. Eastern on March 14, ahead of the main telecast, which broadcasts at 8 p.m. Eastern. Jhené Aiko is set to host, and there’ll be performances from Burna Boy, Lido Pimienta, Poppy, Rufus Wainwright, and more. In addition, the Premiere Ceremony will kick off with a huge ensemble of previous Grammy nominees (including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington) performing Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” in tribute to the late legend.

The 2021 Grammy Awards were originally scheduled to take place in January before they were postponed to March due to the “deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles.” In December, it was announced that Talking Heads, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and more would receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys.

Follow all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2021 Grammy Awards.

 

Source

Read also

Menu