What to Expect from the Grammys

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By Cassandra Yany 02/10/2019

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Alicia Keys will host tonight’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Keys has won 15 Grammys but this is her first time hosting the awards show.

Dolly Parton is this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. She will perform songs from her most recent album, Dumplin’, the soundtrack to the 2018 Netflix film of the same name.

Little Big Town, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris will join onstage to perform a tribute to Parton.

There will also be a tribute to honor 18-time Grammy winner Aretha Franklin who died last August. It will be performed by Grammy recipients Fantasia and Yolanda Adams with former nominee Andra Day.

Opening the Grammys will be nominees Camila Cabello and J Balvin along with Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval.

Other performers include Cardi B, Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott and Diana Ross.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominees with eight nominations, followed closely by Drake with seven.

Major categories include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Some nominees for these categories are Cardi B, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Zedd, Shawn Mendes and Chloe x Halle.

Celebrities you can expect to see presenting include Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz, Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Anna Kendrick, John Mayer and BTS.