The holidays have everyone in the musically festive mood at the moment. Don’t forget however, that once the clock turns midnight next week on December 31, the holiday season will make the celebratory and overly-tanned transition into awards season, and in the music biz, there’s no bigger awards in music than the Grammys.
The 2017 Grammy Awards, which will be hosted by the most famous karaoke singer on the planet in James Corden, will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12. According to Billboard, fans should expect some pretty epic performances at this year’s event, most notably by two of the biggest pop stars on the planet in Adele and Beyoncé. In a roundtable interview published on Thursday, the award show's longtime producer Ken Ehrlich said he anticipates that both [artists] will be performing at the event in February.
"Very few people say no to the Grammys. Over all of the years I've been doing the show, there have been [only] three or four acts who've actually said no," Ehrlich said during the discussion. "But I can tell you that Adele and Beyoncé are not two of them."
The singers are each nominated for multiple Grammys, and will be competing against each other in the Album of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Record of the Year categories. Beyoncé leads all artists with nine total nominations this year, four more than Adele's equally respectable five nominations.
While the two singers have become inspirational powerhouses in the industry, but both took very different routes to releasing their latest albums. Beyoncé’s Lemonade was a surprise release riding on the momentum she'd built following a memorable Super Bowl Halftime performance and announcement of her Formation World Tour last February, while Adele’s 25 was the long awaited follow up to 2011’s 21.