Without a Jackson performance to trumpet, the producers had to get creative. And they did.
Some are Grammy royalty. Some are far from it.
For the third year, the Recording Academy had a deal with Meta that allowed videos to be posted to Facebook and Instagram during an exclusive window.
Ratings peaked in the 9:45 p.m. quarter-hour with 18.25 million viewers during the In Memoriam segment.
Awards are a snapshot in time. They can’t predict the future.
Female artists swept the Big Four awards for the third time in the past five years.
Especially since the Grammy Awards scaled up to arenas in 1997, the Special Merit Awards are seen as the warmer, more intimate show.
The pop superstar is scheduled to perform back-to-back Eras Tour shows in Tokyo days after the Feb. 4 awards ceremony.
Jon Batiste will also perform, while Oprah Winfrey & Lenny Kravitz will make introductions.