~ Kendrick Lamar & Drake dominate the awards with eight and seven nods respectively ~
~ ‘Album of The Year’ category features 5 female nominees including Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R ~
~ 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross to be felicitated at this year’s award ceremony ~
~ J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, and Young Thug join Camila Cabello for an unforgettable Grammy-opening performance ~
~ Eight-Time Grammy® winner and 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year – Dolly Parton to perform on her new music ~
National, February 09, 2019: Music awards don’t get bigger than the GRAMMYS! Music industry’s most coveted and nonpareil annual award ceremony returns to felicitate talent par excellence. Unanimously reckoned as the highest honor for a musician, The Recording Academy recognizes artists for their exemplary achievements in the industry on this starry night. Hosted by fifteen-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air exclusively on Vh1 India, this Monday February 11 at 7:30am, with repeat telecasts at 2pm and 9pm.
“Vh1 India has continued to reign as the undisputed leader in showcasing the best and biggest music events from all over the globe. Widely reputed as the pinnacle of music industry awards, the GRAMMYS is also one of the most anticipated events for music enthusiasts and viewers in India. As die-hard fans of icons like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Lady Gaga and many more nominated artists, wait with bated breaths, Vh1 ensures they can experience the excitement of
the awards as it happens at the Staples Center in LA.“ said, Hashim Dsouza – Head of Programming, English Entertainment, Viacom18.
Making her GRAMMY performance debut, current nominee Camila Cabello will take the stage on music’s biggest night, along with performances by co-nominees Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves. The Recording Academy further expanded its performances lineup with a special tribute to eight-time GRAMMY winner and 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year – Dolly Parton, who makes her return to the GRAMMY stage for the first time since 2001. Dolly’s special tribute segment will also feature her classic hits sung by Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry.
Dominating nomination categories, Hip-Hop kings Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the race with eight and seven nods respectively, while Brandi Carlile becomes the most nominated female artist with six nods. Marking its first major recognition outside of the Korean music space, K-pop band BTS earned a nomination for ‘Best Recording Package’. Also nominated in this year’s Grammy awards are Indian-origin artists Falguni ‘Falu’ Shah for Falu’s Bazaar, Snatam Kaur Khalsa for Beloved and Prashant Mistry (Engine-Earz Experiment) for Symbol in the following categories – ‘Best Children’s Album’, ‘New Age Album’ and ‘Best Immersive Audio Album’ respectively.
The 61st Grammy Awards will also honor Lifetime Achievement Recipient Diana Ross for her profound contributions to music and a landmark career comprising of 42 chart-topping songs, 91 singles & 59 albums with a special 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Performance at the ceremony.
Music buffs just cannot miss this epoch-making ‘61st Annual Grammy Awards’ on Monday, February 11 at 7:30am with repeat telecast at 2pm and 9pm, exclusively on Vh1 India
ABOUT Vh1 India:
Vh1 is India’s only 24-hour International entertainment channel that provides viewers with their daily dose of International music, Hollywood, Pop culture and Lifestyle. Vh1 is a part of Viacom 18. Since its inception in January 2005, Vh1 has grown tremendously reaching over 75 million people in India. Vh1 India has grown the English music audience by 180% in the last 5 years alone. The channel has pioneered the heady combination of programming content and lives on ground activities. Vh1 has been committed to bringing to Indian audiences the best of international music genres like EDM, punk, rock, reggae, hip hop, pop, jazz etc. Through their international properties like ‘Rock Rules’, ‘Jazz Masters’, ‘Hip-Hop Hustle’ & ‘Handpicked’ Vh1 has successfully brought down, artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Wyclef Jean, KardinalOffishall, Mobb Deep, Flipsyde, Jazz legend Herbie Hancock & chart topper Simon Webbe. From 2011, Vh1 India also secured a multi-year deal for Music’s Biggest Event – The Grammys. This deal has spearheaded Vh1 as the No.1 viewing destination for the youth in the English entertainment and lifestyle space. Globally, Vh1 is available across 148 million households in over 124 countries/territories.
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.
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