Remember the Grammys? Music’s top awards show — which was originally supposed to happen on Jan. 31 until Omicron spoiled the party — has finally announced its first round of performers for the rescheduled event, broadcasting live at 8 p.m. Eastern on April 3 on CBS.
Billie Eilish, BTS and Olivia Rodrigo are among the music superstars that will take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Also performing at the 64th annual awards — hosted by Trevor Noah — will be Brandi Carlile and Brothers Osborne, while Lil Nas X will get it popping with Jack Harlow.
Eilish — who at 20 years old already has seven Grammys — is up for seven more gramophones, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, all titled “Happier Than Ever.”
Rodrigo, 19, also has seven nominations, including Record of the Year (“Drivers License”), Album of the Year (“Sour”) and Song of the Year (“Drivers License”).
Two-time Grammy winner Lil Nas X, 22, is up for Record and Song of the Year for his No. 1 hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” as well as Album of the Year for “Montero.” He’s also up for Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Industry Baby” with Harlow, 24.
Six-time Grammy winner Carlile, 40, is nominated for Record of the Year (“Right on Time”), while also scoring two nods for Song of the Year: one for “Right on Time” and the other for her Alicia Keys collaboration “A Beautiful Noise.”
South Korean sensations BTS are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their No. 1 smash “Butter.” And country duo Brothers Osborne are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Younger Me”) and Best Country Album (“Skeletons”).
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste leads in nominations with 11 nods, followed by H.E.R. and Justin Bieber with eight each.
By Chuck Arnold