How to watch the 2016 Grammy Awards

By CLTure

February 13, 2016

This year, The Grammys will air on a Monday rather than the usual Sunday. The 58th Grammy Awards will be hosted by LL Cool J (5th consecutive year), airing live from the Staples Center on February 15 at 8 p.m., and for the first time, the program will broadcast at the same time in all time zones.

It’s been an emotional year in music with the recent deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, along with the 2015 loss of B.B. King and Lemmy Kilmister. We’ll be looking forward to the tributes to David Bowie by Lady Gaga, and the late Lenny Kilmister of Motörhead by Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan, and Joe Perry. 

Here are some others things to look out for: 

  • Taylor Swift will be opening the show with a song off 1989.
  • The GrammyCam which is a GoPro camera inside the base of each statue will be premiered.
  • Lady Gaga will be paying tribute to David Bowie with 3 or more songs while paying homage to his fashion legacy. The tribute will apparently be sponsored by Intel in a “ground-breaking collaboration that inspires to remind the world of the seed of innovation.”
  • Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper,  Joe Perry, and Duff McKagan will pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister with a Motörhead song.
  • Gary Clark Jr., Chris Stapleton, and Bonnie Raitt will honor B.B King with a performance.
  • Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, and members of the Eagles are set to perform a song for their late founder, Glenn Fry.
  • The cast from the Broadway hit “Hamilton” will perform a number via live video.
  • John Legend, Meghan Trainor, and Tyrese will perform Lionel Ritchie songs in honor of his 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year award.
  • Miguel will be performing Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out of My Life” to commemorate the upcoming reissue of Off the Wall and the Spike Lee directed documentary. 
  • Other notable performances will include Alabama Shakes, Adele, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Hunt, and the Weeknd.

Here are some of our favorite 2016 nominees: 

Alabama Shakes

Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song (‘Don’t Wanna Fight’), Best Rock Performance, Album Of The Year (Sound & Color).

Courtney Barnett 

Best New Artist

Kendrick Lamar 

Best Music Video, Best Music Video, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year (To Pimp A Butterfly), Best Dance Recording

Tame Impala

Best Alternative Music Album

Leon Bridges

Best R&B Album

D’Angelo and The Vanguard

Record of the Year, Best R&B Album


Best Dance/Electronic Album

Hiatus Kaiyote

Best R&B Performance

Jason Isbell 

Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song

Jamie XX

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Grammys will air on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. EST

A Spotify playlist of our favorite Grammy nominated artists and songs.

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