The Grammy Awards 2021 will “very much be a live show” producer Ben Winston told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview on Thursday.
Grammys will be held on March 15.
Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show who took over the production of Grammy from longtime maestro Ken Ehrlich said, “But we’re not doing a virtual Grammys. We are going to be in person. We have designed a set and a way of doing it that I first thought of a year ago when it was clear we probably wouldn’t be able to have that live audience.”
There will be live performances with 23 artists coordinating at the Staples Centre along with host, comedian and satirist, Trevor Noah.
Winston said, “We’re building a beautiful room in the round, and there’ll be five stages. Some of the greatest artists in the world will fill those stages. For 45 minutes, we will be with those five artists and they’ll play, one after the next. They’re all safe because they’ve all come in from a totally different entrance. Our host, Trevor Noah, is in the middle of all that with the viewer — because that’s where the cameras will be. After 45 minutes, we clear out and the next five artists will come in.”
The makers haven’t announced as to how the presenting ceremony will be conducted.
He added that there were three Covid experts working on the show.
The Recording Academy on March 7 announced the lineup of performers for the upcoming Grammys 2021 show. 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.
Nominations for the 63rd Grammys were announced in November 2020. This includes 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 band’s first solo performance at the Grammys. In 2020, they were presenters at the award ceremony. This is also the first time Harry Styles’ name has made to the nominee list.