The Grammy Awards, music’s largest social gathering, will happen on Sunday in Los Angeles. In the 12 months for the reason that awards present got here beneath hearth for not representing feminine artists, the Grammys have restructured the membership and nominations course of in an effort to be extra truthful.
But nonetheless, don’t anticipate Ariana Grande on the purple carpet.
Ms. Grande tweeted on Thursday that she won’t carry out at the ceremony as a result of she thinks that her creativity and self-expression had been stifled by Ken Ehrlich, the producer of the Grammys. (Mr. Ehrlich instructed The Associated Press that it had been too late for her to drag one thing collectively for the present.)
Nevertheless, we shall be looking out for Cardi B, who’s nominated for 5 awards and will carry out. Cardi B lately appeared on the duvet of Harper’s Bazaar and inside its shiny pages as a contemporary fairy-tale heroine. She shouldn’t be afraid to purpose for the heights of luxurious, as exhibited by the 30-pound pearl-encrusted costume she wore to the Met Gala final 12 months.
We can even be looking ahead to Donald Glover, who’s nominated for 5 awards together with document of the 12 months for “This Is America” and has been identified to convey seems to be prior to now.
Other celebrities we’re trying ahead to seeing on the carpet embody Janelle Monáe, whose “Dirty Computer” is up for album of the year, and who has shifted away from androgynous suits; Lady Gaga, who, though more conservative in her costuming these days, still brings glamour and style to award shows; and Bad Bunny, the trap and reggaeton singer, who has a propensity for manicures and kitschy sunglasses.
Two music legends are expected to perform during the show and may walk the red carpet: Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner, will be hosting the show. Ms. Keys is a proponent of the no-makeup movement.
Whatever happens, the Grammys red carpet has a history of delivering outrageous sartorial concoctions. It is where Jennifer Lopez debuted her low-slung Versace dress and where Rihanna strutted in a bubble-gum-pink Giambattista Valli puff.
Here’s hoping that this year delivers something equally fresh.