Tonight will be the start of the buzz for next years awards season, with the Academy of Recording Arts giving out their nominations for next years awards ceremony.
A concert with many of the nominees is done every year on CBS, which is the network that has the rights to airing the awards telecast. Stars like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and Country star Miranda Lambert are scheduled to perform tonight with LL Cool J hosting the event (he hosted last year, I believe). All of them will likely get nominated for something, as they’ve all had a great year with their music (Yay for Bruno Mars!) An early favorite to get a nomination is Eminem, who’s album Recovery is the best selling album of the year, and has gotten rave reviews from critics. Another possible favorite newcomer is Susan Boyle who had an amazing year as well, with her Christmas album(s?) selling hundreds of thousands in its first week, and millions overall. Another favorite which is pretty much certain to get a nomination is Taylor Swift who’s new album Speak Now broke records, selling over 1 million copies in its first week alone.
Will there be a Kanye moment at this concert? I doubt it, considering Kanye himself wont be there, but I’m sure security is tight over at CBS, and its not an actual awards show.
Make sure to watch to see if your favorite artists get nominated tonight with the Grammy Nominations Convert Live at 10 PM EST on CBS.