MUMBAI: Music awards don’t get bigger than the GRAMMYS! Music industry’s most coveted and nonpareil annual award ceremony returns tofelicitate talent par excellence. Unanimously reckoned as the highest honor for a musician, The Recording Academy recognizes artists for their exemplary achievements in the industry on this starry night. Hosted by fifteen-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, the 61stAnnual Grammy Awardswill airexclusively on Vh1 India,this Monday February 11 at 7:30am, with repeat telecasts 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 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 ofthe awardsas 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 music’s biggest night, along with performances by co-nominees Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves. The Recording Academy further expanded its performances lineup 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 Carlilebecomes the most nominated female artist with six nods. Marking its first major recognition outside of 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’ Shahfor Falu’s Bazaar, Snatam Kaur Khalsa for Beloved andPrashant 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 honor Lifetime Achievement Recipient Diana Ross for her profound contributions to music and a landmark career comprising of 42 chart-topping songs, 91 singles & 59 albums with a special 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Performance at the ceremony.*



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