Grammy Awards 2016: 7 Things You Need to Know – E! Online
Turn up the music because one of the best awards shows of the year is finally here!
After much anticipation, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards has arrived allowing the biggest names in rock, rap, Top 40, country and more to celebrate the best of the very best.
Like years’ past, the broadcast promises to bring wild red carpet looks, surprise winners and the unforgettable collaborations you only see on Grammy night.
Before you bust out the popcorn, warm up your singing voice and put on your dancing shoes, we’re taking a look at seven things that may just be the talk of the town once the final award is handed out. Without further ado, who’s ready to rock?
1. Music History: Just days after premiering her new single “Make Me Like You,” The Voice coach Gwen Stefani will collaborate with Target to produce a music video on live television. Set to air during a four-minute commercial break, the finished product will feature multiple sets and real-time costume changes as well as “special surprises for fans.”
2. Red Carpet Pros: In addition to Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic interviewing music’s biggest stars, E!’s Live From the Red Carpet team will also include Vanessa Simmons. In fact, Rev Run‘s daughter will also act as co-host on our E! After Party show alongside DJ Pauly D and Ross Mathews. Aloe Blacc and singer/songwriter Fancy Hagood are just a few of the familiar guests stopping by beginning at 8:30 p.m. only on E!
3. The Year of 1989: With seven impressive nominations for the evening, fans and critics alike believe Taylor Swift will walk away with an award before the night is over. But in even more good news, the “Shake It Off” singer is opening up the show with a top-secret performance. Now if only we knew if boyfriend Calvin Harris was coming too.
4. Honoring a Legend: Just a few weeks after the passing of David Bowie, the Grammys will pay tribute to the “Modern Love” singer with the help of the one and only Lady Gaga. After slaying the National Anthem at last weekend’s Super Bowl, Mother Monster will perform an “experiential” tribute for late rock star, who will also be receiving a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award. “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed—almost in a single moment—we knew we had to change direction,” Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it.”
5. Hello Superstar: While she may not be nominated this year—don’t worry, there’s an explanation why—Adele is still expected to attend the show where she will deliver a performance that may just be a tease to her upcoming tour across the country. For all those fans who couldn’t score their tickets to the concert in your neck of woods, this may just be your lucky night.
6. Kanye Watch: While nobody really knows if Kanye West will bring any drama to the awards show, host LL Cool J is trying to prepare for anything. “Anything is possible,” he joked to E! News’ Sibley Scoles just a few days before the show. “He might come running at me, I might get nervous and run offstage.”
7. Stuck on Lionel: Did you ever expect Demi Lovato, John Legend, Meghan Trainor and Luke Bryan to be performing together at the same time? It’s the power of Lionel Richie guys! In honor of the “All Night” singer, this talented foursome will deliver an unforgettable collaboration. And yes Lovatics, Demi is singing “Hello.”
E!’s Grammy Awards coverage starts Monday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. E! Online’s Live From the Red Carpet Livestream begins at 5:55 p.m. ET / 2:55 p.m. PT. Plus, watch E! After Party: The 2016 Grammys at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT.
All day long, Party Live! and follow FuckJerry and Tess Holliday on Facebook as they celebrate the 2016 Grammys with E!
And don’t miss the Fashion Police Grammy Awards special Tuesday at 8 p.m. only on E!