Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Grammy Awards
Get ready because music’s biggest night is upon us — the Grammy Awards!
The Recording Academy’s annual telecast will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
Past Grammys have brought us incredible performances, iconic speeches and can’t-miss red carpet style (see Jennifer Lopez‘s belly baring dress from 2000!), and this year’s event is bound to be another unforgettable night.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big show.
Hello, it’s Adele.
The 25 diva will hit the Grammy stage in one of the most buzzed-about performances of the night.
Several exciting collaborations will take place: A Tribe Called Quest will perform with Anderson .Paak and Dave Grohl. Alicia Keys will perform with Maren Morris, Lady Gaga will duet with Metallica and the Weeknd will team with “Starboy” conspirators Daft Punk.
And the question on everyone’s mind — what about Beyoncé?
February just keeps on getting better thanks to Queen Bey, and here’s to hoping we get another look at her growing baby bump!
Will Kanye West be there?
After news broke that Ocean’s two 2016 albums, Blonde and Endless, were ineligible for consideration for this year’s Grammy Awards due to a submission technicality, West said during one of his Saint Pablo Tour stops that he wouldn’t be attending the awards show.
For the first time, late-night funnyman James Corden will take the stage as host of the Grammys.
Corden, 38, will likely try to keep the tone of the night light, but don’t expect to see his famous Carpool Karaoke segments reimagined for the show.
“They take so long to film, they take a long time to edit, and there’s never been one that’s been shorter than six minutes,” Corden told PEOPLE, “so there just really isn’t the time!”
The night is likely going to be a Beyoncé vs. Adele showdown in the top categories.
Bey leads the pack with nine nominations, while Adele has five. Both singers will battle it out for the highly coveted Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year honors.
Chance the Rapper made history with his seven award nominations including Best Rap Album, and five of them are for his streaming-only Coloring Book album. He’ll be going head-to-head with Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris and Anderson .Paak in the Best New Artist category.
Notably, David Bowie is nominated in five categories posthumously for his album Blackstar.
See the full list of nominees here.
Anything else to look out for?
And given the country’s current political climate, there’s bound to be some political statements.