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Jhené Aiko to Host Grammys Premiere Ceremony

Written by on March 2, 2021

Jhené Aiko is adding host to her résumé.

The singer will host the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony prior to the 63rd annual telecast on Sunday, March 14, at noon PT. The show, which will be streamed live via Grammy.com, will feature performances by current Grammy nominees including Burna Boy, Rufus Wainwright, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and Poppy.

The event will kick off with a tribute performance honoring the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” featuring an ensemble performance from Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, Kamasi Washington, and more.

Current nominees including Chika, Bill Burr, Infante, and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam will be on hand to present the first Grammys during the Premiere Ceremony.

Jhené is nominated for three Grammys at this year’s ceremony including Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B Album for Chilombo, as well as Best R&B Performance for “Lightning & Thunder” featuring John Legend.

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.


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