Las Vegas (United States) (AFP) – Confirmed superstars, rising stars and even a crooner in their nineties: all generations are represented on Sunday for the 64th edition of the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, where the eclectic jazzman Jon Batiste and the revelation Olivia Rodrigo leave favorites.
The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on January 31 in Los Angeles, as tradition dictates, but the pandemic passed by and the organizers had to postpone the event. As no time slot was available before June in the big halls of LA, they fell back on Las Vegas, a city of parties and gambling accustomed to glitter and stars.
The big favorite of this evening is the talented jazzman Jon Batiste, with eleven nominations in total.
Virtuoso pianist, conductor, anti-racist activist and Oscar-winning composer for the music of the animated film “Soul”, Jon Batiste is also very well known to the general American public: since 2015, he has been musical director of the very popular TV show television “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
Heir to a long line of musicians from New Orleans, the 35-year-old artist will defend his album “We Are” and the title “Freedom” in the major categories at the Grammy Awards, but he competes in almost all styles ( R&B, jazz, classical, etc.)
Canadian megastar Justin Bieber, social media darling, will be nominated in eight categories, as will HER, darling of the Grammy Awards, and rising star Doja Cat, during this ceremony presented by comedian Trevor Noah.