Fans of the annual Grammy Awards should get excited, as the list of Grammy nominations for the 2014 awards show will be revealed tonight.
In the same fashion that the Grammy nominations list was revealed last year, the artists nominated for a Grammy Award will be announced during a live concert on primetime television this evening.
The Grammy nominations concert will take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live tonight. Viewers can tune into CBS at 10 p.m. ET to catch the Grammy performances.
Until then, here’s everything you need to know about the Grammy nominations concert, including what superstars besides Lorde are taking the stage and what names are on the list of latest 2014 Grammy predictions.
Yes, lots of experts are already sure they know which artists will be up for a Grammy Award at the 2014 event in January … even though the 56th Annual Grammy Awards won’t be live from Staples Center in Los Angeles until Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Grammy Nominations Concert Performers
This year’s Grammy nominations concert will mark the sixth time that the list of Grammy nominees has been announced in primetime. Besides having hot Grammy performances, the event will be hosted by LL Cool J. In fact, LL Cool J also hosted the Grammy nominations concert 2012, and has been the leading man since the event’s inception in 2008.
Names like Mumford & Sons and Pink have put on stellar Grammy performances in the past. But for the warm-up concert, they aren’t on the list of Grammy performers. Instead, stars that we know will be Grammy performers at tonight’s concert include:
- Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (a seven-time Grammy Award winner), although their Grammy performances will appear as pre-taped segments.
- Three-time Grammy Award winner T.I, who will team up with Robin Thicke and members of Earth, Wind & Fire.
- Thrift Shop stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
- Keith Urban — who just chopped his famous, shoulder-length hair and will perform with Miguel.
- Lorde, a new kid on the block who blew up thanks to her single Royals. Lorde does not yet have a Grammy Award but will almost certainly on the Grammy nominations 2014 list.
Another thing to note about the Grammy nominations concert 2013? Drake was slated to be a Grammy performer, but dropped out at the last minute citing a “scheduling conflict.” If you ask me, I’d rather see Lorde take the stage anyways.
What It Means for Grammy Nominees
The 2014 Grammy nominees are almost sure to include of few of the pop stars that will be gracing the stage — whether as presenters or performers. But don’t expect all performers at the Grammy nominations concert to necessarily win a 2014 Grammy Award.
The Grammy nominations concert 2012 was in Nashville. Taylor Swift co-hosted the show, and also beatboxed while LL Cool J sang her song “Mean.” But when the actual list of Grammy nominee was release, her album Speak Now wasn’t nominated for “Album of the Year.” Taylor Swift and other songwriters a 2013 Grammy Award for “Safe & Sound” — The Hunger Games song that snagged “Best Song Written For Visual Media.”
The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley also performed together at the Grammy nominations concert 2012. And while Dierks Bentley was on the list of 2012 Grammy nominees, he didn’t win a Grammy Award either. Luke Bryan, Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo were other performers at the 2012 Grammy nominations concert that left the actual Grammy Award ceremony in 2013 empty-handed.
A few Grammy nominations concert performers that didn’t disappoint? Fun won “Best New Artist” and Mumford & Sons won” Album of the Year” at last year’s Grammy Awards.
Grammy Predictions – Who Will Be Nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award?
According to USA Today, “The Recording Academy received a record 22,000 submissions, 17,000 of which were deemed eligible and sent in ballots to about 12,000 voting members.” Still, experts are already predicting who could take home a Grammy Award in January 2014.
Billboard, for example, published an article called Grammy Predictions 2014: Who Will Land The Major Nominations? yesterday. For “Album of the Year,” it predicted that several performers at the Grammy nomination concert would also be on the list of Grammy nominees. Taylor Swift’s Red, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience are expected to be nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award.
Grammy performer Lorde likely won’t be ignored, though. Lorde will be performing Royals at the 2013 Grammy nominations concert … and the song will likely also be on the list of 2014 Grammy nominees for “Record of the Year.” Fellow Grammy performer Katy Perry could also be nominated for her single “Roar.”
For “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist,” we have some overlap. On the song side, Lorde could make the cut again with “Royals,” while Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” could also sneak in, along with Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” Meanwhile, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Imagine Dragons could be crowned as the best news kids on the block.
For the full list of 2014 Grammy nominees, though, be sure to tune into the 2013 Grammy nominations concert tonight.