Rufus Wainwright to Perform at Grammy PremiereThe Grammy  Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via Grammy.com. Preceding the 63rd Annual Grammy  Awards telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by current three-time nominee Jhené Aiko and feature a number of performances by current Grammy  nominees. Slated to perform are Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, blues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta, singer, songwriter and performance artist Poppy, and American/Canadian singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

Kicking off the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”. The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.

 

Presenting the first Grammy  Awards of the day will be current nominees Bill Burr, Chika, Infante and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam. Branden Chapman and Bill Freimuth are the producers on behalf of the Recording Academy, Greg Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara will serve as music producer and musical director.

Music fans will be given unprecedented digital access to Grammy  Awards content with Grammy  Live, which will stream internationally on Grammy .com and via Facebook Live, the exclusive streaming partner of Grammy  Live. Grammy  Live takes viewers behind-the-scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights from Music’s Biggest Night. Grammy  Live will stream all day on March 14, including during and after the Grammy  Awards evening telecast. IBM, the Official AI & Cloud Partner of the Recording Academy, will host Grammy  Live for the first time entirely on the IBM Cloud.

The 63rd Annual Grammy  Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00 – 11:30 p.m. ET/5:00 – 8:30 p.m. PT. For Grammy  coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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