Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

By Bryan Durham - February 8, 2019

Music’s biggest night is almost upon us. The 2019 Grammy Awards, in its 61st edition, airs exclusively in India on Monday, February 11, at 7.30 am with a repeat telecast at 2 pm and 9 pm on Vh1 India.

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

While the main event will be aired live in India, the preceding red carpet won’t be. If you’re fashion-conscious, you can go to GRAMMY.com on your browser and simply watch a live stream of the red carpet directly on the website.

Alternatively, you can follow E! On their social handles for up-to-date coverage.

Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know…

THE HOST

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will be hosting the event.

THE PERFORMERS

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

Cardi B, J Lo, Camilla Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Dan+Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, Diana Ross, Maren Morris, Little Big Town.
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.
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.

THE CONTENDERS

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

Kendrick Lamar and Drake dominate the awards with eight and seven nods respectively.
‘Album of The Year’ category features five 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.

WHAT ARE THE GRAMMYS

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

Unanimously reckoned as the highest honour for a musician, The Recording Academy recognises artists for their exemplary achievements in the industry on this starry night.

AS IT HAPPENS

“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.

INDIAN PRESENCE

Grammys 2019: How to watch in India and here’s what you need to know

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.

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