This Sunday, James Corden will host the 2017 Grammy Awards, and this is a must-see event for any music lover. The 59th edition of the annual awards show recognizes the cream of the crop when it comes to music. Pieces of work eligible for this year’s Grammys had to be released from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. The nominations were announced on December 6, 2016, and unsurprisingly, Beyoncé lead the way with nine.
The most sought after awards are in the Record of the Year and Album of the Year categories. In 2017, Adele’s “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” Rihanna featuring Drake’s “Work,” and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” will compete for Record of the Year honors.
When it comes to Album of the Year, Adele’s 25, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Justin Bieber‘s Purpose, Drake’s Views, and Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth will duke it out.
Even though it’s annoying that A Tribe Called Quest’s instant classic We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service will have to wait for 2018, I’m still the most excited for the Best Rap Album category. It’s an interesting field with Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book, De La Soul’s and the Anonymous Nobody…, DJ Khaled‘s Major Key, Drake’s Views, Schoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP, and Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo jockeying for the award. Kanye’s already won Best Rap Album four times, which is second only to Eminem‘s six victories.
Now that you’ve got a little background info on this year’s Grammys, let’s break down all of the details on the biggest night in music.
Grammys 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Host: James Corden