Grammy predictions 2017: Who will and should win
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 22:17
The biggest award of Grammy night could go to one of two metro Atlanta music producers. Beyonce has won 20 Grammys, putting her second among female artists, behind Alison Krauss, who has 27 - a number Beyonce could potentially surpass Sunday night.
CBS "Late Late Show" host and "Carpool Karaoke" emcee James Corden will host the Grammy Awards for the first time.
Beyonce is leading the pack in terms of Grammy nominations, heading into the ceremony with nine potential Grammys to win, while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, none of whom are now publicly scheduled to perform or attend, sit just behind the superstar with eight nominations each.
Rihanna's "Work" is also nominated for Record of the Year. Her fans are excited to see her look this year. There was a time she showed up in bejeweled platform heels.
Adele removes her heels backstage at the 2012 Grammy Awards. "Beyonce's audience are more involved, more active and more interested in what she's doing".
So far the partial list of presenters is composed of Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Jackson, Faith Hill, Solange, Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw Lavern Cox, The Chainsmokers, and many others. Among the artists hitting the stage: Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Perry, Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Keith Urban, the Weeknd, Daft Punk and Bruno Mars.
Meanwhile, Patti Smith and Elvis Costello both have been nominated in a non-musical category - Best Spoken Word Album - for the audio books to their respective memoirs M Train and Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.
Chance The Rapper will have a chance to make a major impact at the 2017 Grammys thanks to the Recording Academy's ruling that streaming-only projects are eligible for consideration.
After hosting the Tony Awards last summer, Corden was invited to host the star-studded music affair in November, replacing hip-hop artist L.L. Cool J, who has hosted the awards the past five years.