The 59th Grammy Awards, which honor the best in music from folk to pop, will be handed out Sunday.
Various trophies are given out during the afternoon before the biggest names hit the red carpet and later, the stage at the ceremony — hosted by James Corden — broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. On tap: a teased team-up of Lady Gaga and Metallica plus an anticipated performance from Beyoncé, who’s up for nine awards including album of the year.
Here is a minute-by-minute breakdown of the Grammy festivities:
4:16: Are you ready for some bluegrass? The O’Connor Band takes the stage for a little Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?
4:11:Tearing Me Up gets best remixed non-classical recording, followed by best surround sound album going to the Seattle Symphony’s Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement.
4:08: Edith Piaf 1915-2015 is awarded best limited-edition package, and Blackstar takes its second Grammy for best engineered non-classical album.
4:03: The last David Bowie’s final album Blackstar wins for best recording package.
3:58: Jacob Collier’s You and I takes best instrumental arrangement. “There’s never been a better time to be a young creative person than in 2017,” he says. He then wins his second Grammy, for instrumental and vocal arrangement, for Flintstones.
3:55: Ted Nash’s big band wins for instrumental composition for Spoken for Midnight from Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom, a piece commissioned by Wynton Marsalis. “This album is very, very personal for me,” Nash says. “It’s about the nonviolent struggle for freedom.”
3:53: Justin Timberlake snags his first Grammy of 2017: The Trolls song Can’t Stop the Feeling is named best song written for visual media.
3:51: John Williams’ music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens wins best soundtrack for visual media. That makes 23 Grammys for the iconic composer.
3:49: Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s directorial feature where he also starred as Miles Davis, takes top compilation soundtrack for visual media.
3:46: The Broadway show The Color Purple takes the first Grammy of the day, for best musical theater album. Of her fellow cast members, star Cynthia Erivo says, “Those voices are something very special.”
3:42: Margaret Cho hosts the preshow ceremony, which will dole out 75 Grammys. She decided to wear a wig resembling “Weird Al” Yankovic’s hair because they’re both up for best comedy album and he’s not here. “I think I’m going to win with his hair.”
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