The much-awaited 65th edition of the Grammy Awards is finally here.
The event is scheduled to hold later in the day at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Ahead of the award ceremony, here are a few things you need to know.
This year’s edition of the award event will be hosted by Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and TV personality.
This makes it the third time in a row that Noah will host the award ceremony.
The main award ceremony is scheduled to commence by 20:00 in LA (1:00 GMT) which is 2 am Nigerian time.
How to watch the award ceremony
The award ceremony will be aired live on CBS, the American commercial broadcast television and radio network.
Audiences can stream the event on Paramount Plus as well as Grammys’ website.
You can also follow the award via the social media handles of the Grammys.
Nigerians artistes nominated
Today’s award ceremony will feature Nigerian artistes who had a stellar year in 2022.
Burna Boy is up in the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category again for ‘Love, Damini’, his latest project, while ‘Last Last’, his hit song, also bagged a nomination in the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ category.
This is the third time the ‘African Giant’ crooner will be nominated for the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the Grammys.
Last year, he won the category. This was after he lost out to Angelique Kidjo in 2020.
Tems is another Nigerian seeking to make history.
The ‘Damages’ singer is nominated in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ categories.
Her nominations followed her role in ‘Wait for U’, the hit song by Future featuring Drake.
Tobe Nwigwe, the American rapper and actor of Nigerian descent, is up for the ‘Best New Artiste’ category.
Ambrose Akinmusire, the American avant-garde jazz composer who is also of Nigerian descent, is nominated for the ‘Best Improvised Jazz Solo’ category.
Beyonce set for history
Beyonce is on course to make history at the 65th Grammys. The music star leads this year’s nominations with nine entries.
The singer already had a total of 28 Grammy awards to her name.
With four wins tonight, she will surpass Georg Solti, the Hungarian-British singer, as the artiste with the most Grammy Awards wins in history.
Solti, who passed away in 1997, snagged a total of 31 Grammy gongs.
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