5 Reasons To Be Hyped Up About the 2021 Grammy Awards

  • By Dominik Banzon

Fact: Everyone’s heard of the Grammys. But what is it about this 63rd Grammy Awards that has everybody talking? Let’s find out!

The Grammy Awards, a.k.a. the most prestigious event in the music industry, is drawing near. It’s the night where only the biggest names in music hand out awards to the most celebrated artists of today. In other words, it's a big deal — really big, even with the pandemic.

For many out there music can be a source of healing. Despite all the noise, artists cut through all of that negativity to provide us a sense of comfort through songs and lyrics— like a warm embrace or a hand to hold in these trying times.

The Grammys is a celebration for all the artists whose love and passion for music overflowed that it reached our souls and gave us the motivation and reminder that life goes on.

If recognizing your favorite artist’s work isn’t enough reason to be excited, then we’ve listed out some reasons why you should be hyped about the 2021 Grammy Awards:

  1. An audience-free stage set-up.

    Live music always needs an audience and not even Miss Rona was strong enough to change that.

    Throughout the pandemic, music artists from all over the world have turned to social media and streaming platforms such as YouTube to share live concerts and performances.

    In a similar effort, the Recording Academy has stated that the ceremony will be audience-free and will be filmed at a “magical” undisclosed building in Los Angeles, with five stages facing each other in a circle.

    We’d love to show you pics, but they’ve been so hush about it! Guess we just have to wait and see, eh?

  2. The Grammys are celebrating more than just music.

    With the whirlwind of events that transpired, the ceremony will highlight “the year’s creative triumphs, social justice movements, as well as COVID-19’s impact on the arts.”

    The show will include sequence shots of independent venues; and have various categories presented by club workers, including bartenders and box office managers, from iconic music venues like L.A.’s Troubadour and Hotel Café, N.Y.’s Apollo, and Nashville’s Station Inn to give them tribute for their hard work and resilience during these trying times.

  3. There’s a bonus concert for a cause!

    The Recording Academy will host an online charity concert a day before the awards show titled Music on a Mission. The concert will honor the resilience of the music community, as 100% of the ticket sales will benefit MusiCares’ work to provide help to those who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic.

    Source: From The MusiCare.org website.

    Performances include H.E.R., Jhene Aiko, John Legend, and BTS. It will also include archival performances from the MusiCares vault by Usher, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Nicks. Tickets are on sale now and the concert will be held on March 14 2021, 9AM PH time.

  4. Jaw-dropping performances.

    Let’s be honest, 80% of the reason why we tune in on music awards and shows is to watch out for our faves’ performances.

    Source: RecordingAcademy Instagram Account

    The Recording Academy recently released its must-watch list of performers that includes big nominees like Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch.

    Other performers set for Music's Biggest Night are Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Haim, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Post Malone, Harry Styles, and BTS.

    Yes, you read that right! From a collab stage with Lil’ Nas last 2019, The Recording Academy announced that the record-breaking and first-time Grammy nominee South Korean band, BTS, will have their own stage to light it up like dynamite. 💥

    Source: @RecordingAcademy Twitter Account

    When Suga is really good at getting the universe on his side.

    Source: https://twitter.com/jtoni_n/status/1367504731913023496

    Who knows? Maybe he’s manifesting an award next. 👀

  5. An exciting list of artist nominations.

    Of course, who could forget the awards?

    Beyoncé leads the pack with a whopping 9 nominations in different categories, including major awards like Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The list follows with a tie of 6 nominations for Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Rich.

    The race for New Artist Award is also an exciting one as it includes hot artists like Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Noah Cyrus. Song of the Year’s nominations includes T.Swift’s “Cardigan,” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Post Malone’s “Circles” and more. If you want to see the full list of nominations and categories, click here!

    Another thing worth mentioning is this one particular category a lot of Kpop listeners are paying close attention to. Take a guess?

    In November 2020, The Record Academy announced their Nominations List that included none other than BTS for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song, “Dynamite.”

    Like the True Top Social Award winners they are, the band went on Twitter immediately to post a reaction video to their Grammy nomination which has garnered over 19 million views from their fanbase and KPop supporters alike.

    Source: @BTS_twt on Twitter

    Who are you cheering for?

The 2021 Grammy Awards is a must-watch event.

COVID-19 might be the worst thing happening to us at the moment, but we are hopeful that the power of good music can help us realize that despite things getting heavy, life is still sweet as honey. 😉

So let’s all come together and get entertained with a little funk and soul from all our fave artists this March 15, 2021 for the Grammys.

What are you most hyped about at the 63rd Grammys? Got any special performances you want to see? Let us know!