Might Beyoncé carry out on the 60th Annual Grammy Awards?
By no means say by no means! Though the 36-year-old singer is not formally scheduled to take the stage at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis on Sunday, there’s all the time the risk that the Recording Academy might be maintaining the shock underneath wraps.
As a result of we merely cannot get sufficient of Queen Bey right here at ET, we’re breaking down all of the the reason why it might completely occur.
1. Her husband, JAY-Z, has extra nominations than another artist.
The rapper leads the nominations pool this yr with eight whole nods, adopted carefully behind by Kendrick Lamar, who has seven. The 2 are going face to face for Album of the Yr, Report of the Yr, Rap Album, Music Video, Finest Rap Efficiency and Finest Rap/Sung Efficiency classes. It might probably be a giant evening for the Carter household, particularly because it’s the primary time JAY-Z has been acknowledged for Album of the Yr, for four:44. He’d additionally make historical past as the primary non-white artist in over a decade to take house the evening’s highest honor.
2. One among his eight nominations is for “Household Feud,” which options Beyoncé.
The favored monitor off four:44 is nominated for Finest Rap/Sung Efficiency, up towards “Prblms” by 6lack, “Crew” by Goldlink that includes Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy, “Loyalty.” by Kendrick Lamar that includes Rihanna and “Love Galore” by SZA that includes Travis Scott.
three. There’s loads of alternatives for onstage collaborations.
While you’re nominated in three of the 4 essential classes, most viewers would count on you to carry out… and what higher method to try this than along with your accomplice in crime? Our fingers are crossed that JAY-Z and Beyoncé will staff up for “Household Feud.”
Moreover, Ed Sheeran can also be anticipated to be at Sunday’s present, so we might simply see him taking the stage with Bey to carry out their stunning “Good Duet” collectively, in honor of Sheeran’s Grammy-nominated ÷ (Divide) album.
After all, a solo efficiency can be nice, too… however we can’t get our hopes up too excessive.
four. Producers are enjoying coy.
When ET spoke with GRAMMY Awards govt producer Ken Ehrlich at a panel dialogue on the Paley Middle for Media on Monday, he did not say a lot after we grilled him on the potential of Beyoncé and JAY-Z performing collectively.
“That… my lips are sealed,” he teased.
Nevertheless, he did affirm that there will be surprises.
“You are testing, however I am not biting,” he joked. “There are surprises on Sunday evening. There actually are.”
President/CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow chimed in, telling ET, “We announce what we all know.”
“We do not know every little thing till day of present,” he revealed. “We have had years the place we announce what we all know and that is modified, so you bought to attend and see.”
However the largest tease of all got here from Jack Sussman, Government Vice President, Specials, Music and Dwell Occasions for CBS Leisure. After we bluntly requested if followers will get a Beyoncé and JAY-Z efficiency, this is how he replied: “Something can occur, and it normally does.”
5. The Beyhive desires (and wishes!) a follow-up to final yr’s epic efficiency.
The 2017 GRAMMYs have been actually a household affair for Beyoncé, who featured her now 6-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, and her rising child bump in an epic efficiency that may perpetually go down in historical past. Since then, Bey has given start to twins, Sir and Rumi. If she takes the stage, it could mark her first public efficiency since increasing her household by two.
6. She mysteriously has gone radio silent on Instagram.
At any time when one thing large is about to occur, Bey’s social media sometimes involves a halt, and that is precisely what we have observed this month. The mom of three hasn’t posted something since Dec. 29, which is odd, as a result of she was sharing photos and movies nearly each day following the arrival of her newborns.
6. The present is happening in New York Metropolis, the place Hova was born and raised.
Whereas there’s hypothesis that Brooklyn native JAY-Z might not even attend this yr’s present, it is arduous to consider that he would skip out on this one, seeing because it’s the primary time since 2003 that the soirée is happening within the Large Apple. Should you’re a fan of the rapper, then you definately already understand how arduous he reps his metropolis. He is principally the king of NY in our eyes, which might (clearly) make Bey queen. We’re in an “Empire State of Thoughts,” and hope they’re, too!
Nevertheless, if a shock Beyoncé look does not occur, we will not say it would be fully sudden. We’re solely 4 days away from the present, and the ability couple is at the moment nonetheless in Los Angeles. The mom of three was noticed understanding at SoulCycle in West Hollywood on Monday, in the future earlier than she was photographed at dinner in Beverly Hills together with her husband.
Plus, ultimately yr’s ceremony, Beyoncé’s Lemonade was handed over within the Album of the Yr class. She misplaced the highest accolade to Adele’s 25, and the Beyhive continues to be not glad about it. Even Adele was shocked.
“My dream and my idol is Queen Bey, and I am keen on you and you progress my soul each single day and you’ve got finished for almost 17 years, and I am keen on you and wish you to be my mummy,” Adele, who additionally took house Track of the Yr and Report of the Yr, stated in varied acceptance speeches all through the evening. “I can not presumably settle for this award [for Album of the Year]. The Lemonade album was simply so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and effectively thought-out and delightful and soul-bearing… we respect that. All of us artists right here adore you. You might be our gentle.”
In anticipation of the GRAMMYs, airing stay from Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/four:30 p.m. PT on CBS., ET’s rounded up every little thing it is advisable to know forward of music’s largest evening HERE and within the video under — watch!
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