Grammy Awards to be exclusively telecast on VH1 India on Feb 11

Awards to be hosted by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys  

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 6:49 PM

The Grammy awards will be exclusively aired on Vh1 India on February 11 at 7.30am. The awards will be hosted by fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. 

The repeat telecasts will be at 2pm and 9pm. 

“Vh1 India has continued to reign as the undisputed leader in showcasing the best and biggest music events from all over the globe. Widely reputed as the pinnacle of the music industry awards, the Grammys is also one of the most anticipated events for music enthusiasts and viewers in India. As die-hard fans of icons like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Lady Gaga and many more nominated artists, wait with bated breaths, Vh1 ensures they can experience the excitement of the awards as it happens at the Staples Center in LA,” said Hashim Dsouza – Head of Programming, English Entertainment, Viacom18.

Making her GRAMMY performance debut, current nominee Camila Cabello will take the stage on the night, along with performances by co-nominees Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves. 

The Recording Academy has further expanded its performances line-up with a special tribute to eight-time Grammy winner and 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year – Dolly Parton, who makes her return to the Grammy stage for the first time since 2001. Dolly's special tribute segment will also feature her classic hits sung by Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry.

Dominating nomination categories, Hip-Hop kings Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the race with eight and seven nods respectively, while Brandi Carlile becomes the most nominated female artist with six nods. 

Marking its first major recognition outside the Korean music space, K-pop band BTS earned a nomination for ‘Best Recording Package’. 

Also nominated in this year’s Grammy awards are Indian-origin artists Falguni ‘Falu’ Shah for Falu’s Bazaar, Snatam Kaur Khalsa for Beloved and Prashant Mistry (Engine-Earz Experiment) for Symbol in the following categories – ‘Best Children’s Album’, ‘New Age Album’ and ‘Best Immersive Audio Album’ respectively.

The 61st Grammy Awards will also honour Lifetime Achievement Recipient Diana Ross for her profound contributions to music and a landmark career comprising of 42 chart-topping songs, 91 singles and 59 albums with a special 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Performance at the ceremony. 

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