Viewers can watch the 2016 Grammy Awards live online and see who takes home the honors on the biggest night in music.
The award show starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, and for the first time, all of America will get to watch it at the same time. For the first 57 years of the award show’s history, viewers in the Pacific and Mountain time zones were forced to watch on delay, but this year CBS is offering them the chance to watch along in real time (the show is also available on the internet via live streaming video, with links found below).
This year’s show is hosted by LL Cool J, with performances by Adele, Rihanna, and the Broadway cast of Hamilton. There will also be tributes to musicians lost in the last year, with Lady Gaga paying tribute to David Bowie and Eagles band members joining Jackson Browne to remember Glenn Frey.
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There are many others, the Washington Post noted.
“The Grammys love collaborations: Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt will sing an ode to B.B. King; Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will celebrate Lionel Richie; Pitbull, Travis Parker, Robin Thicke and other surprise guests will perform together; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry will introduce the world to their rock group, the Hollywood Vampires; Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex will sing ‘Where Are Ü Now’; Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt will perform a mash-up of ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Take Your Time.’ Plus, James Bay and Tori Kelly will appear, as well as Andra Day and Ellie Goulding.”
It’s expected to be a big night for Kendrick Lamar, who leads all nominations with 11. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are next with seven nominations each.
For those following along at home, here are all the major nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Song of the Year
“Alright” — Kendrick Lamar (written by Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams)
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift (written by Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town (written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose)
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (written by Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran (written by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge)
Record of the Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd
Album of the Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness— The Weeknd
Best New Artist
Fans who watch the 2016 Grammy Awards live online will see an added bit of drama in the country category. Singer Joey Feek, who is in the final days of her fight with ovarian cancer, is nominated along with her husband and singing partner Rory Feek, for best country duo/group performance.
Rory, who has chronicled Joey’s cancer fight on his blog, shared the news of their nomination with fans in a bittersweet post last year.
“[I] woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of ‘If I Needed You’ was nominated for a Grammy,” Rory wrote in a Facebook post. “As her excitement and tears flowed into mine, she said, ‘How can that be?’ ”
Fans who want to watch the 2016 Grammy Awards live online can find streaming video through CBS All Access. For those not already subscribed, there is a one-week free trial available.
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