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The GRAMMYs Are A Few Days Away



Beyonce Performs in Dubai. Photo: Getty Images

Music’s most prestigious night is just a few days away.  The 65th Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, February 5th at the Arena in Los Angeles, California.  Beyonce leads the way with nine nominations while Kendrick Lamar is up for eight Grammys.  Though, Future, Mary J. Blige, and DJ Khaled are up for six nominations.

65th Annual Grammys

For the third straight year, Trevor Noah will be the host for the evening.  As always, the Grammys ceremony will be on the CBS network.

Though, This year, the Recording Academy plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop on Sunday.  The tribute will be conducted by Questlove and Mass Appeal.  Many legendary hip-hop artists will hit the stage to celebrate the popular genre’s achievement.  DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliot, Ice-T, Method Man, RUN-DMC, and Queen Latifah are just a few of the artists to perform.

 First, CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr., cites that hip-hop has impacted many parts of society for 50 years.

“It’s contributions to art, fashion, sport, politics, and society cannot be overstated.”

Additionally, the CEO adds that the Academy plans to celebrate hip-hop all year long.  Just recently, the Grammys announced that they will have Quavo pay tribute to his late nephew, Takeoff. Though, Quavo has plans to perform his new song that he dedicated to Takeoff called “Without You”.  The Maverick City Music choir will join him as well.

Grammy Queen

Also, Many people will have their eyes on Beyonce that night.  She can potentially break the record for most Grammy Awards.  If she wins four out of her nine nominations, that will give her a total of 32 Grammys.  This would put the Renaissance singer ahead of Quincy Jones, who she is tied with at 28, and Georg Solti who is the leader with 31.

Written by: Brandon Simmons

Twitter: @BrandonsLane4

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