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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Grammys

Here's the lowdown on music's biggest night

Liam Mathews

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are coming to you live from the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, this Sunday, Jan. 28, with James Corden hosting for the second year in a row. Since it's a milestone anniversary, the show is pulling out all the stops to make sure this ceremony is one for the ages. Here's everything you need to know.

When and Where Can I Watch It?
The Grammys will be broadcast live on CBS from 7:30 to 11 p.m. ET/4:30 to 8 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 28. The show can also be streamed live on the CBS All Access subscription service, which is available on and the electronic devices listed here.

How About the Red Carpet?
CBS' Red Carpet Live special will take place in the hour before the show. Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight will host. So tune in to CBS or CBS All Access from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET /3:30 to 4:30 p.m. PT to find out who's wearing whom. E! will also air a live red carpet special starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Who's Nominated?
Jay-Z is most likely going to add some more trophies to the collection of 21 he already has; the rapper leads all nominees with eight nods, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. He's followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, Bruno Mars with six and Childish Gambino, Khalid and SZA with five each. The nominees for major categories that will be awarded during the show can be found here, while the enormous complete list of nominees is here.

James Corden, The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

James Corden, The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Jason Bell, CBS

Who's Performing?
(deep breath)

Kendrick Lamar with U2 and Dave Chappelle, Lady Gaga, Pink, Bruno Mars with Cardi B, Jay Z, Childish Gambino, Rihanna with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, Kesha, Chris Stapleton and 2018 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Emmylou Harris, Little Big Town, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Sting, Sam Smith and SZA. Best New Artist nominees Alessia Cara and Khalid will team up with rapper Logic to perform their Song of the Year nominee "1-800-273-8255," joined by a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the song's title is the hotline's phone number).

There will be some other special performances, too. In honor of the show's return to New York after 15 years in Los Angeles, there will be two Broadway tributes: Patti LuPone will return to croon "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from her star-marking performance in Evita, and Dear Evan Hansen nominee Ben Platt will perform a classic from West Side Story in a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.

Country singers Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris will pay tribute to victims of gun violence or terrorism during live music events. They each performed at October's Harvest 91 Festival in Las Vegas that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in American history so far.

Gary Clark Jr. and Late Showbandleader Jon Batiste will perform a tribute to rock 'n roll pioneers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.

And Elton John -- who just announced his retirement from performing at the end of a long world tour -- will be receiving the Recording Academy President's Merit Award for lifetime achievement and performing with Miley Cyrus. (On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Sir Elton will be taping his own Grammy-sponsored farewell/tribute special at Madison Square Garden, which will include appearances from all-star special guests and air later in the year on CBS. More info on that can be found here).

Who's Presenting?
There are some surprising folks showing up to hand out trophies. The presenters are Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg.

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