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‘Chilombo’ crooner Jhene Aiko to host Grammy Awards premier ceremony

Jhene Aiko is to host this year’s Grammy Awards premiere ceremony which will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

The Grammy-nominated singer will host the pre-show where most trophies are awarded and will be streamed live on the Grammy’s website ahead of the 63rd edition of the annually-held ceremony. As well as being the host for the Grammys ceremony, Jhene has also been nominated for 3 nominations namely ‘Best Progressive R&B Album’, ‘Album of the Year’ “Chilombo”, and ‘Best R&B Performance’ for “Lightning and Thunder” featuring John Legend.

The “Bed Peace” singer is the first host of the Premiere Ceremony where one nominee gets to host while being a nominee in the prestigious category Album of the Year.

READ: Grammys 2021- Biggest night in music postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

The majority of the Grammy Awards will be presented during the premiere ceremony. The Premiere Ceremony will kick off with a vast ensemble of previous Grammy nominees (including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington) performing Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” in tribute to the late legend.

In addition to that, the Grammys pre-show will feature performances by rapper Burna Boy, singer Rufus Wainwright, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, pianist Igor Levit, singer Poppy, and Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta.

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