Grammy Awards 2016: Here's Your Early Guide to This Year's Grammys

Grammy Awards 2016: Here's Your Early Guide to This Year's Grammys

Since 1957, the Recording Academy has honored members of the music industry with its peer-voted Grammy Awards; the 58th annual Grammys are just around the corner, presented live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 15. In 2016, Music's Biggest Night will be hosted by LL Cool J; viewers can watch the ceremony starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS or stream it on their mobile devices through CBS All Access. This is the first year that the award show will air live nationwide.

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"We've discussed this with CBS for years, but a variety of factors came together this year, and we collectively agreed that we had the perfect opportunity to try a new model and see how viewers respond," said Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation. "I'm very pleased to share that, for the first time, west coast TV viewers will be able to watch the GRAMMY Awards live."

The 2015 Grammys pulled in 27 million viewers — expanding the broadcast range could reasonably up that number considerably. The impressive lineup for the 2016 ceremony doesn't hurt, either.

Beck wins album of the year at the 2015 Grammy Awards.Source: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Beck wins album of the year at the 2015 Grammy Awards.  Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Performers

Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town and The Weeknd are all schedule to perform live at the 2016 Grammys. A series of duets — between James Bay and Tori Kelly; Andra Day and Ellie Goulding; and Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood — was announced on Jan. 27.

The broadcast will also include a tribute performance honoring MusiCares person of the year, Lionel Richie

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Nominees

For a full list of nominees, click here.

Record of the year 

· Really Love — D'Angelo and The Vanguard 

· Uptown Funk — Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

· Thinking Out Loud — Ed Sheeran 

· Blank Space — Taylor Swift

· Can't Feel My Face — The Weeknd

Album of the year

· Sound & Color — the Alabama Shakes 

· To Pimp a Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar

· Traveller — Chris Stapleton

· 1989 — Taylor Swift

· Beauty Behind the Madness — The Weeknd

Song of the year

· "Alright" — written by Kendrick Duckworth, Kawan Prather, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams for Kendrick Lamar

· "Blank Space" — written by Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift for Taylor Swift

· "Girl Crush" — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose for Little Big Town

· "See You Again" — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz for Wiz Khalifa

· "Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge for Ed Sheeran

Best new artist

· Courtney Barnett

· James Bay 

· Sam Hunt 

· Tori Kelly 

· Meghan Trainor

Best pop vocal album

· Piece by Piece — Kelly Clarkson

· How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful — Florence & the Machine

· Uptown Special — Mark Ronson

· 1989 — Taylor Swift

· Before This World — James Taylor

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