Go Behind the Scenes at the Grammys

If you’re a fan of music, the Recording Academy’s Grammy awards show is the premier music award each year. This year’s awards are surprisingly hip-hop focused for a group that typically ignored rappers and rap music.

Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z all have nominations for both album and record of the year. Going even further, “Despacito” stands out for being a Spanish-language song.

It’s a sign that the Grammys are becoming more diverse, beating the Academy Awards to the punch. However, in a #MeToo society, it’s telling that the major awards are mostly male.

Still, it should be a great show for any music fan to watch, and the red carpet is where you’ll see all the new fashions and hear from the stars before the show. Check out the full press release below.


Santa Monica, CAlif. (DEC. 19, 2017)—CBS will air “GRAMMY® Red Carpet Live,” a live entertainment special hosted by Kevin Frazier, Keltie Knight, and Nancy O’Dell of “Entertainment Tonight,” prior to the GRAMMY Awards® broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, (6:30–7:30 p.m., live ET / 3:30–4:30 p.m., live PT, check local listings for Mountain Time) on the CBS Television Network.

The GRAMMY Awards action kicks off early when the special’s hosts go behind the scenes at Madison Square Garden to see the coolest fashion trends, get the inside scoop, and talk to music’s biggest stars before they take the stage for Music’s Biggest Night®.

Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier serve as co-hosts of “Entertainment Tonight,” and Keltie Knight serves as a correspondent for the No. 1 syndicated entertainment news magazine in the world.

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York Sunday, Jan. 28 (7:30–11:00 p.m., live ET / 4:30–8:00 p.m., live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Award-winning host and performer James Corden will host the awards show for the second year.

“GRAMMY Red Carpet Live” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures. Rac Clark is the executive producer and Ron Basile is the producer.

about the recording academy

The Recording Academy™ represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.



Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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