Will Beyoncé walk out of the Grammys as the most decorated artist of all time?
It’s one of the main storylines ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, where the superstar is the leading contender and needs four wins to make history.
Several of the biggest names in music, including Beyoncé, are up for the night’s top honors: Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, ABBA and Lizzo are all among the nominees for Album of the Year . Adele joins them in the Record of the Year contest.
Trevor Noah will host the live telecast from the Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. The show will include performances by Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Lizzo as well as special musical tributes to the late musicians Takeoff, Loretta Lynn and Christine McVie.
But with 91 Grammy categories, most of the awards are handed out at the Recording Academy’s first live-streamed ceremony. It was during this show that Beyoncé could overtake Hungarian-British composer Georg Solti as the artist with the most Grammys. (Solti won his record 31st Grammy in 1997.)
There could be plenty of other firsts: if Bad Bunny wins album of the year for “Un Verano Sin Ti,” it would be the first time a Spanish-language album has won the top honor. Taylor Swift, whose latest album ‘Midnights’ was ineligible for this year’s Grammys, could take home the trophy for her first song of the year for ‘All Too Well’. An Adele win for Song of the Year for her track ‘Easy on Me’ would make her the most decorated artist in the category with three wins, the others coming for her megahits ‘Hello’ and ‘Rolling in. the Deep”.
This year’s Grammys also introduced several new categories, including one for video game music composition. And several non-musicians, such as actor Viola Davis and Amanda Gorman, could win trophies. A win for Davis in the Best Audiobook, Storytelling, and Storytelling Recordings category would make her an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning artist.
This year’s show marks a return to Los Angeles after the pandemic first delayed and then forced the Grammys to move to Las Vegas last year. Noah also hosted the ceremony, which saw Jon Batiste win album of the year.