The Recording Academy on March 7 announced the lineup of performers for the upcoming Grammys 2021 show, which will air on March 14.
Taylor Swift, Post Malone, BTS, Harry Styles will perform along with Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, and Roddy Ricch.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Grammys will be held virtually while maintaining social distancing protocols. While the Recording Academy did not clarify whether the performances will be live or pre-taped, the announcement said, “Artists will be coming together, while still safely apart, to play music for each other as a community and celebrate the music that unites us all.”
The announcement mentioned that the ceremony will honour independent music venues that have been greatly impacted by the pandemic during the telecast.
“From bartenders to box office managers, those who work day-to-day at the Troubadour (at Los Angeles), the Hotel Café (at Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (at New York City), and the Station Inn (at Nashville) will present various categories throughout the night.”
Nominations for the 63rd Grammys were announced in November 2020 and include Beyoncé, Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Swift, and more. While Beyonce got the highest nominations with her name featuring in nine categories, Lipa, Ricch, and Swift each earned six nominations. For BTS, this will be the group’s first solo performance at the Grammys. In 2020, they were presenters at the award ceremony.
Apart from BTS’s first nomination, this is also the first time Styles’ name has made to the nominee list.
Trevor Noah will be hosting the show, which was initially slated to take place on January 31 but got delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.