Hollywood Reporter's Guide to the Grammys

Kyleen James

The 57th Grammy Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center at 5 p.m. PT Sunday on CBS.


The 57th annual Grammy Awards will be the only time viewers will get to see music’s biggest players share the stage, and The Hollywood Reporter will be offering live coverage of the jam-packed event.

Music’s biggest night will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and CBS will be broadcasting the show live beginning at 5 p.m. PT.

Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will preside over the ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s Grammys are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy; executive producer Ken Ehrlich and director Louis J. Horvitz will oversee the annual event.

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Hours before the show kicks off, the official Grammy site will begin to stream live coverage of the red-carpet preshow at 12 p.m. PT. Country artist Hunter Hayes will host the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre at 12:30 p.m. PT, during which approximately 70 winners will be announced prior to the official broadcast.

The awards show will feature performances by Kanye West, Sia, Katy Perry, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Usher, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, AC/DC and Juanes.

Rihanna will be joined by Kanye West and Paul McCartney to perform her latest hit, “FourFiveSeconds,” and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform “Cheek to Cheek" off of their collaboration album. Other collaborative performances include Common and John Legend, Hozier and Annie Lennox, Jessie J and Tom Jones, Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, Beck and Chris Martin, Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige, and Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam. In addition to performing his own "Thinking Out Loud," Sheeran will also hit the stage with Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Questlove and Jeff Lynne's ELO for two separate joint performances.

Presenters include Taylor SwiftStevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Smokey Robinson, Gina Rodriguez, James CordenJamie Foxx, Barry Gibb, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Meghan Trainor, Pentatonix, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Dierks Bentley, Katharine McPhee and The Weeknd.

Sam Smith and Beyoncé (who has now surpassed Dolly Parton as the most Grammy-nominated female musician in history) lead the nominees with six apiece. Smith holds nominations in major categories such as record of the year, song of the year and best new artist, but both artists are vying for album of the year.

Throughout the night, THR will provide comprehensive coverage of all of the latest awards news, performance reviews, show highlights and backstage party moments. To see where and when Billboard, Rolling Stone, Clive Davis and more will be hosting their glitzy pre- and post-Grammy bashes, check out THR’s complete party guide.

A highlighted list of Grammy nominations is below (the complete list of nominees for all 83 categories can be viewed on Grammy.com).

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Album of the Year
Beck, Morning Phase
Beyonce, Beyonce
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl

Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (Darkchild Version)
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"

Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"

Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Arcade Fire, "We Exist"
DJ Snake and Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Woodkid feat. Max Richter, "The Golden Age"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend, "All of Me (Live)"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Coldplay, "A Sky Full of Stars"
A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, "Bang Bang"
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

Best Country Album
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I'm Livin'

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church, "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Hunter Hayes, "Invisible"
Miranda Lambert, "Automatic"
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water"
Keith Urban, "Cop Car"

Best Country Group/Duo Performance
The Band Perry, "Gentle On My Mind"
Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad"
Little Big Town, "Day Drinking"
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, "Meanwhile Back At Mama's"
Keith Urban feat. Eric Church, "Raise 'Em Up"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Jhene Aiko, Sail Out
Beyonce, Beyonce
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Best Rock Song
Paramore, "Ain't It Fun"
Beck, "Blue Moon"
The Black Keys, "Fever
Ryan Adams, "Give Me Something Good"
Jack White, "Lazaretto"

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee "Scratch" Perry, Back on the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste

Best Rap Performance
Childish Gambino, "3005"
Drake, "0 to 100/The Catch Up"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Kendrick Lamar, "i"
Lecrae, "All I Need Is You"

Best Rap Album
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Childish Gambino, Because the Internet
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Common, Nobody's Smiling
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa, Black Hollywood

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Common feat. Jhené Aiko, "Blak Majik"
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "The Monster"
I Love Makonnen feat. Drake, "Tuesday"
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, "Studio"
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, "Bound 2"

Best Rap Song
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, "Bound 2"
Kendrick Lamar, "i"
Wiz Khalifa, "We Dem Boyz"
Drake, "0 To 100 / The Catch Up"

Best Traditional Pop Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand, Partners

Best Alternative Music Album
alt-J, This Is All Yours
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Jack White, Lazaretto

Best Americana Album
Roseanne Cash, The River & The Thread
John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender
Keb' Mo', Bluesamerica
Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Best Dance Recording
Basement Jaxx, "Never Say Never"
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be"
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige, "F for You"
Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones, "I Got You"
Zhu, "Faded"

Best Spoken Word Album
James Franco, Actors Anonymous
Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action
John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance
Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva
Gloria Gaynor, We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
American Hustle
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Song Written for Visual Media
The Lego Movie, "Everything Is Awesome!!!"
Frozen, "Let It Go"
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, "I See Fire"
Her, "The Moon Song"
Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"

Best Comedy Album
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Mandatory Fun
Jim Gaffigan, Obsessed
Louis C.K., Oh My God
Patton Oswalt, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles

Best Musical Theater Album
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
West Side Story