Conventions & Awards

Imogen Heap to Host Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony

Innovative musician and artist advocate Imogen Heap will host this year’s Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony features the many awards that will not be included in the nighttime CBS broadcast.

Nicola Benedetti, Chick Corea, I’m With Her, Angélique Kidjo and Yola are among the performers to be streamed live via on Sunday, Jan. 26th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM PT

Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day will be current nominees Luis Fonsi, Nathalie Joachim, Kimié Miner, PJ Morton, Esperanza Spalding and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam.

Cheche Alara will serve as musical director. The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on as video on demand for 90 days following the event.

Heap and all of the Premiere Ceremony performers are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters.

Benedetti for Best Classical Instrumental Solo (Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite); Corea for Best Latin Jazz Album (Antidote); Fonsi for Best Latin Pop Album (Vida); Heap for Best Musical Theater Album (The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites); I’m With Her for Best American Roots Performance (“Call My Name”) and Best American Roots Song (“Call My Name”); Joachim for Best World Music Album (Fanm D’ayiti); Kidjo for Best World Music Album (Celia) Miner for Best Regional Roots Music Album (Hawaiian Lullaby); Morton (with Jazmine Sullivan) for Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Built For Love”), Best R&B Song (“Say So”) and Best R&B Album (Paul); Spalding for Best Jazz Vocal Album (12 Little Spells) and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (“12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)”); and Yola for Best New Artist, Best American Roots Performance (“Faraway Look”), Best American Roots Song (“Faraway Look”) and Best Americana Album (Walk Through Fire).

The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on the CBS Television Network 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.

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