Grammy Awards 2017: Everything We Know About the Show

Find out who's presenting and performing at the annual ceremony

By Corinne Heller Feb 12, 2017 11:00 AMTags

It's almost time for music's biggest night!

The 2017 Grammys will take place and air live this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check out everything we know about the show:

1. Celebrity Attendees–Who's Sitting Where? Front row spots have been reserved for Beyoncé and Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Bee Gees star Barry Gibb, Demi Lovato, Carrie UnderwoodSiaTaraji P. HensonNick Jonas and Rihanna.

Other seats have been reserved for country music couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and nominees The WeekndSolange, Thomas RhettHalseyEzra Koenig, The Chainsmokers and De La Soul.

2. Beyoncé's Live Baby Bump Debut: She is nominated for nine Grammys and this will make first public appearance since her she announced on Feb. 1 she is pregnant with twins. The singer had famously showcased the baby bump she sported while pregnant with now-5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy for the first time at the 2011 MTV VMAs.

2017 Grammys: Notable Nominees
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3. Drake to Win Big...From Afar? The rapper is nominated for a whopping eight awards but will be away in England on tour on the day of the Grammys. (Check out a full list of 2017 Grammy Award nominees.)

4. James Corden Will Host: The Late Late Show host, known best for his Carpool Karaoke segments, will make his Grammy hosting debut this year. He had hosted the 2016 Tony Awards to rave reviews.

5. Who's Presenting? Lopez, Solange, Rhett, Halsey, Henson, Jonas, McGraw, Hill, former Fifth Harmony singer Camila CabelloKelly ClarksonLaverne CoxJason DeruloCeline DionDNCE, , Paris JacksonKatharine McPheePentatonixGina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest and John Travolta

6. In Memoriam: John Legend and current Grammy nominee Cynthia Erivo will perform a tribute to those from the music community we lost this past year.

7. Special Prince and George Michael Tributes: Of course, the Grammys will dedicate special tributes to the two late iconic rock and pop performers, who have inspired scores of other musicians over the past couple of decades. Billboard reported earlier this month Bruno Mars was in talks to perform a Prince tribute with members of the group The Time.

8. Bee Gees Tribute: Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly and Little Big Town will give a collaborative performance celebrating the music of the '70s pop group and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, which features their music. Gibb will also take the stage.


9. More Performers and Amazing Collaborations:

Other stars set to take the stage include Underwood, AdeleKeith UrbanKelsea Ballerini, Lukas GrahamWilliam Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr. and Sturgill Simpson, plus The Weeknd and Daft PunkAlicia Keys and Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest, and Lady Gaga and Metallica.

Gaga, who recently performed at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show, told Apple Music's Zane Lowe recently that the idea for the pairing came about when she was at Bradley Cooper's house with the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich.

"I've seen them a couple of times live, but I saw them live recently, and we were watching the show and I'll tell you something, those guys play better than they've ever played in their whole lives," she said.

Watch E!'s live 2017 Grammys red carpet coverage starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Following the ceremony on CBS, tune back in to E! for our live After Party special at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. On Monday, Feb. 13, tune in to E! News at 7 p.m. and Fashion Police at 8 p.m. for complete Grammys coverage.