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It's (almost) time for the Grammys! We bring you live updates and unfiltered reactions.

The 66th annual awards show kicks off tonight (8 EST/5 PST) on Showtime with CBS and Paramount+, as we wrap up the three-hour pre-ceremony. (Hey, good things come to those who wait, right? Let's hope.) Once that's over, let's get to the main course: music's biggest night, with performances by Joni Mitchell, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa and more. Further

Nominees were announced by the Recording Academy in November in 94 categories, including three newcomers: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. Most will be handed out at the opening ceremony. The „big four” categories — song, record and album of the year and best new artist — will be broadcast in prime time, but their total number of nominees has been reduced from 10 to eight.

We'll be updating this story with all the juicy details throughout the night once the show starts. In the meantime, here are your burning questions, answered.

When are the Grammy Awards? What to know about the host, 2024 nominees and more?

The event will be held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, namely the Crypto.com Arena.

The Grammys will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ with Showtime (8 EST/5 PST).

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Who hosts the Grammys?

Trevor Noah, again. The comedian is winning a Grammy for the fourth time. Noah hosted „The Daily Show” for seven years before departing in late 2022. However, the comic hasn't been in the limelight, picking up an Emmy last month in the variety/talk series category.

what is it Did you think the Barbenheimer double features were finally over? Well, think again: „Barbie” and „Oppenheimer,” which dominated theaters last summer, won back-to-back Grammy premieres. „Barbie the Album” won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and „Oppenheimer” won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Billie Eilish and Phineas won the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for their „Barbie” song „What Have I Made?” „Making this song saved me a little bit,” Eilish said of the soft ballad in their acceptance speech.

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Well, it started with a bang! If downtown Los Angeles is sleepy amid this unusual downpour, it better wake up now after the opening number of the premiere. J. Ivy, Pentatonix, Larkin Poe, Jordyn Sparks and Sheila E. set the stage alight and rocked the venue, ending with a booming drum solo by Sheila E. Let's hope the energy lasts as the Grammys unfold for the next nine hours.

Who Votes for the Grammys?

Illuminati − mockery (sort of). Voting members of the Recording Academy do. These members, According to the organization's website„Featuring a team of tried and respected artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, instrumentalists and other creative people currently working in the recording industry.”

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