It’s that time of the year again – the 2019 Grammys are happening on February 10th. The Grammy Awards show is called “Music’s Biggest Night” for good reason. The annual awards ceremony recognizes musical performers and winning a Grammy Award is regarded as the music industry’s highest honor. Let’s give a run down of who is nominated, who SHOULD win, and who most likely will.
When and where are the 2019 Grammy Awards?
The 61st Grammy Awards takes place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. CBS will broadcast the award show. Alicia Keys will be the host the Grammys as well as a slew of performances from artists in every genre.
Who should win record of the year and who most likely will?
Grammy critic and insider Andrew Unterberger gave his opinion stating, “So let’s start off with album of the year. Recent history suggests it’ll go to the biggest pop act — Taylor Swift, Adele and Bruno Mars were the last three winners — but the artists you’d expect to follow in that sequence in 2019 — Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Swift again — weren’t even nominated. There’s Drake, of course, but his history of Grammy no-shows will likely rub too many voters the wrong way. The category has never been kind to Cardi B’s brand of relatively traditional hip-hop. And Post Malone… Well, let’s come back to him later.”
Then he continues with, “Am I crazy for thinking that Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You has a real shot? She has major industry support and respect, even from President Obama; her album was unanimously acclaimed; and with the expanded pool of nominees, a left-of-center act might have a better shot of standing out.”
This year’s nominees are led by Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Lamar has the most nominations with 8, followed by Drake with 7 nominations.
Other artists with multiple nominations: Boi-1da (6), Brandi Carlisle (6), Mike Bozzi (5), Cardi B (5), Childish Gambino (5), H.E.R. (5), Lady Gaga (5), Maren Morris (5), Sounwave (5), Dave Cobb (4), Ludwig Goransson (4), Greta Van Fleet members Sam Kiszka, Jake Kiszka, Danny Wagner and Josh Kiszka (4), Manny Marroquin (4), Post Malone (4), PJ Morton (4), Kacey Musgraves (4), Noah “40” Shebib (4), SZA (4), Beck (3), Toni Braxton (3), Cardo (3), John Daversa (3), The Carters (3), Alexandre Desplat (3), Phil Hanseroth (3), Tim Hanseroth (3), Lalah Hathaway (3), Jay Rock (3), Dave Kutch (3), John Prine(3), Mark Ronson (3), Al Shux (3), Chris Stapleton (3), Kyle Trewartha and Michael Trewartha of Grey (3), Zedd (3)
Don’t miss out – there’s bound to be some must-see moments for better or for worse!