The 63rd annual Grammy Awards has kicked off with host Trevor Noah bounding by way of the hybrid set-up and making enjoyable of the British Royal Household, the individuals who stormed the Capitol earlier this yr and Harry Types.
“This yr’s Grammy’s goes to look a bit completely different, I’m not going to entrance, the entire thing goes to be fairly completely different,” he stated. “Nevertheless it’s going to be much more thrilling as a result of our nominees might be sitting at these tables for his or her awards, so proper now there’s extra rigidity in that tent than at a household reunion at Buckingham Palace.
The Every day Present host was initially outdoors the Staples Heart in Los Angeles, in a tent the place the nominees might be sitting earlier than shifting right into a nearly empty room the place performers comparable to Types, Billie Eilish and HAIM took the stage.
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Tonight’s all about bringing us all collectively as solely music can, music and vaccines. Tonight, we’ll have fun music and hopefully overlook all of our issues until one in every of our issues is getting obsessive about Harry Types, as a result of that’s solely going to worsen.
He joked that this yr’s occasion was about celebrating the final ten years of music that received folks by way of the pandemic and “tonight goes to be the most important out of doors occasion this yr in addition to the storming of the Capitol”.
“Relaxation assured, everybody right here is following all Covid-19 protocols and pointers. In reality, that is going to be the uncommon awards present the place the white stuff going up folks’s noses is cotton swabs. Fairly secure,” he stated,
He highlighted upcoming performances from the likes of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. “Tonight, we’re hoping that is all about what 2021 could be, filled with pleasure, new beginnings and coming collectively, by no means forgetting what occurred in 2020, however filled with hope for what’s to return. Let’s do that folks.”
Types kicked off with a glittery swimsuit (“I might have phrase a shirt,” joked Noah, including that it was unbelievable that the previous One Route star got here from the identical place as Boris Johnson), earlier than Eilish and HAIM carried out forward of the primary televised award.