Kendrick Lamar is Set to Open 2018 Grammys with Dave Chappelle


Yes, the front-row seats are reserved for Grammy nominees, but tickets to the live broadcast of the awards are available to purchase.

To be clear, he’s taken the helm of his own career and spent many long hours working toward his goals – so busy that he even slept in after a late-night session and missed the announcement of Grammy nominees.

It’s clear that rap has taken the lead in the music industry in 2017-2018, as numerous award nominees fall mostly into the rap genre.

Corden will oversee the Grammy telecast, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS, from Madison Square Garden in NY.

While the actual show doesn’t start until 7:30 ET, the red carpet will begin earlier.

Who’s hosting the main event?

Where are the Grammys held this year? Armed with seven nominations, Kendrick Lamar is set to open this year’s show with a special performance featuring U2 and Dave Chappelle, according to E!

“MSG has been the site of numerous most legendary and enduring moments in music history – and we think the 2018 GRAMMYs will be a ideal addition to that great legacy”, James L. Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, said in a statement.

Who Are The Most Notable Nominees? This year’s potential Grammy victor may include Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar. Khalid and Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) scored five apiece.

The song-of-the-year category is a songwriters’ award, and this decade’s winners have nearly exclusively been pensive, sweeping anthems, including Adele’s Hello, Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and Sam Smith’s Stay With Me.

Childish Gambino, “Awaken, My Love!“.

The award show’s move to numerous Manhattan’s venues is exciting news, bringing new business and commerce for the highly publicized and well-funded event.

The Grammys kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST, but be prepared for these streets to be blocked off before the awards begin and after they finish.

While the Grammys and hip-hop haven’t always seen eye to eye, rap artists have been constant fixtures at the ceremony since the committee first implemented an award to celebrate the genre in 1989.

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi will also have a strong presence with “Despacito”, which earned nominations for record and song of the year – an unusual feat for a Spanish-language song.


This year, Tina Turner, Queen, Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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