2019 Grammy Awards Preview: Premiere Ceremony, Presenters Performers

The 61st Grammy Awards will kick off at 3:30 pm ET with the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. This online only event is where MOST of the Grammy winners will be revealed, and we’ll be live blogging it all right here.

Grammy winner and current nominee Shaggy is host and will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will also perform together, and Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade will unite to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic all three artists have recorded during their career.

Presenters include current nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe’a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant, TOKiMONSTA, and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam.

The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be streamed live internationally on GRAMMY.com

At 8 pm ET/PT the 61st Annual Grammy Awards primetime event will broadcast on CBS LIVE from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Check out the list of presenters and performers below.  Singer/songwriter and former The Voice coach Alicia Keys is set as host. 

Presenters: Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs and Charlie Wilson;  Grammy winners Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz and Meghan Trainor; recording artist Kane Brown; South Korean pop sensation BTS; past Grammy nominee Cedric The Entertainer; and actors Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wilmer Valderrama.

2019 Grammy Awards Nominations: Kelly Clarkson, Koryn Hawthorne

Performers: Yolanda Adams, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, Miley Cyrus, Andra Day, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Fantasia, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Little Big Town, Jennifer LopezPost Malone, Ricky Martin, Maren Morris, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mark Ronson, Diana Ross, Arturo Sandoval, Travis Scott, St. Vincent and Young Thug.

Some of our favorite reality stars will be performing on the Grammys including:

Yolanda Adams, American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia and past Grammy nominee Andra Day will honor the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Dolly Parton will perform new music from her hit album Dumplin’. Dolly’s tribute segment will also feature her classic hits sung by Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and American Idol judge Katy Perry.

Current Grammy nominees J Balvin and Young Thug, and Grammy winners Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval, will join former X Factor alum and Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello for the Grammy show opener.

Former American Idol judge and current World of Dance judge Jennifer Lopez is also performing. 

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