Jhené Aiko to Host Official Grammy Awards Pre-Show

Jon Blistein
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Jhené Aiko will host the official Grammys pre-show, which will take place March 14th at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT and be streamed live on the Grammys’ website. Aiko is nominated for three Grammys this year, including Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B album for Chilombo, as well as Best R&B Performance for “Lightning and Thunder,” a duet with John Legend.

The 63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will feature performances from Grammy nominees across various genres. Performers include Nigerian star Burna Boy, Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter/performance artist Poppy, Latin electro pop musician Lido Pimienta, classical pianist Igor Levit, blues artist Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and jazz outfit Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science.

Furthermore, an array of nominees will come together for a special tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s classic song, “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology).” Performers include Kamasi Washington, Ledisi, PJ Morton, Sarah Jarosz, Anoushka Shankar, Grace Potter, John Beasley, Camilo Regina Carter, Bebel Gilberto, and more.

Capping it off, several awards will be handed out during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony. Presenters include comedian Bill Burr, Chika, Infante, and Jimmy Jam.

The 63rd Grammy Awards will kick off after the Premiere Ceremony on March 14th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah will host.

How to Stream the Grammy Awards Online Free

If you want to stream the 2021 Grammy Awards online free, you’ll need to sign-up for a Paramount+ account. Paramount+ (formerly CBS All-Access) is currently offering a free trial that you can use to watch the Grammys online for free.

Stream the Grammys free on Paramount+ here

Paramount+ lets you stream the 2021 Grammys live on your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart TV through the Paramount+ website or the Paramount+ app. Launch the Paramount+ app and tap “Live TV” on the menu at the bottom of the screen to connect to the show.

You can also stream the Grammys for free with a 7-day trial to fuboTV. The live TV streaming service gets you more than 100 channels, including CBS. You’ll also get channels like E! for Grammys red carpet and post-show coverage. Use this link to get a free trial to fuboTV to watch the Grammys online without cable; you can cancel at anytime.

Stream the Grammys free on fuboTV here

Your other hack for streaming the Grammys online free is signing up for a Hulu + Live TV trial. In addition to all the Hulu content (shows, movies, etc.), the Hulu + Live TV plan gives you access to 60+ live TV channels, including CBS. Use the Hulu trial to watch the Grammys online free. The free trial works for both new sign-ups and people who already have Hulu and just want to try out the Live TV features.

Stream the Grammys free on Hulu here

2021 Grammy Awards Performers List

Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Bruno Mars and BTS are just some of the stars announced as 2021 Grammy performers. The full performers list includes Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and Harry Styles. Organizers have promised more surprises too, on music’s biggest night.

Missed the show or want to re-watch the performances? The Grammys will stream on-demand on Paramount+ the next day.

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