This year’s Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be quite special as Jhené Aiko has been announced as the host for the pre-broadcast show. She is also nominated for a ‘Album of The Year‘ award, so the 32-year old singer will be in the spotlight on March 14, 2021, for many reasons.
The Grammy Awards’ Premiere Ceremony is where most of the Grammys are awarded, but later that afternoon, she will go on to give her full attention to the Grammy Awards broadcast, where her album Chilombo is nominated for album of the year.
The news of the R&B singer hosting the premiere ceremony comes after the Grammy Awards organizers had reportedly asked actress Tiffany Haddish to host the awards, but she was told that she wouldn’t be compensated for her performance or even be getting her makeup/hair done, so she had to decline the offer.
On the other hand, Jhené will be compensated alongside other performers for the premiere ceremony, who are all Grammy nominees. There will be performances from the likes of Burna Boy, Lido Pimienta and Poppy.
Jhene Aiko now has give albums under her belt that have been well received, but none like her latest record Chilombo that is nominated for one of the biggest awards on the night.
The Grammy Awards ceremony was initially scheduled for January but was postponed to March 14 due to the pandemic. The Premiere Ceremony will stream live on the Grammys official website, while the Grammy telecast will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00 – 11:30 pm Eastern Time and 5:00–8:30 pm Pacific Time.