All You Need To Know About the Grammys

From Beyonce’s baby bump to Katy Perry’s comeback, this year’s Grammys ceremony looks rich with promise.

Here’s everything you need to know about the show.

When Is It On?

James Corden is hosting the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5pm(PT)/8pm(ET) on Sunday, 12 February.

If you’re in the US, you can watch the ceremony live on CBS from 8pm ET. In the UK, you have to wait until 4Music screen the show at 8pm on Monday night. Good luck avoiding spoilers.

However, you can watch the red carpet coverage live on E! (151 on Sky, 156 on Virgin, 321 on BT) from 11pm on Sunday.

And BBC Music News LIVE will be reporting on the action throughout the night.

The show has a line-up to rival Glastonbury. Here’s what to expect.

Katy Perry: Giving the first performance of her comeback song Chained To The Rhythm.

Beyonce: Not officially confirmed – but her dad says she’s performing, so it must be true.

Adele: Likely to be singing her current single, Water Under The Bridge.

The Weeknd and Daft Punk: This is Daft Punk’s first performance in three years. Will White House press secretary Sean Spicer be more impressed than last time?

Bruno Mars: Appearing with Prince’s side-project The Time, whose music inspired Uptown Funk.

Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly: Performing a tribute to the Bee Gees. Let’s hope it’s not as excruciating as it sounds.

Lady Gaga and Metallica: Strange though this collaboration sounds, Gaga used to be the singer in a Led Zeppelin tribute band, so it could just work.

John Legend and Cynthia Erivo: Performing a memorial to musicians who have died in the past year.

Other performers are likely to be announced in the run-up to the show, and there are usually a few surprises on the night itself.

There are 83 categories at the Grammys – including “best surround sound album” and “best notes” (C# is our favourite) – so if you’re a musician and you don’t get a prize, it’s probably best to cut your losses and take up ostrich farming.

You can see the main nominees at the bottom of this page, or read the full, exhaustive list on the official website of the Grammy Awards.

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