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Justin Tranter to Host 2024 Grammy Premiere Ceremony, Where Most Grammys Are Presented

Songwriter Justin Tranter will host the Premiere Ceremony prior to the 2024 Grammy Awards, live from Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. The event will stream live on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and on live.GRAMMY.com.

More than 80 of this year’s 94 Grammy Awards will be presented at this ceremony. Tranter is nominated for songwriter of the year, non-classical in recognition of their work with such artists as Miley Cyrus, Måneskin and Reneé Rapp.

The show will also include several performances. The opening number will feature J. Ivy, Larkin Poe, Pentatonix, Sheila E., and Jordin Sparks. Other artists scheduled to perform include current Grammy nominees Adam Blackstone, Brandy Clark, Kirk Franklin, Robert Glasper, Bob James, Laufey, Terrace Martin, and Gaby Moreno, as well as one artist who isn’t nominated this year, but has been in the past, acclaimed drummer Harvey Mason Sr., the father of Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.

Mason Sr. amassed 10 Grammy nominations between 1975 and 2009. That’s twice as many nods as his son has garnered. Oddly, neither musician has yet won a Grammy.

Presenters for these first Grammy Awards of the day include Patti Austin, Natalia Lafourcade, Carly Pearce, Molly Tuttle, Rufus Wainwright, and five-time Grammy winner Jimmy Jam, former chair of the Recording Academy’s board of trustees. Mason jr. and Tammy Hurt, current chair of the board of trustees, will provide opening remarks.

“The Premiere Ceremony is the most incredible lead-up to Music’s Biggest Night,” Mason jr. said in a statement. “With an amazing line-up of presenters and performers, we’ll reveal and celebrate the winners of more than 80 categories, spanning the diverse genres and crafts that have contributed to such a spectacular year in music.”

This year’s Premiere Ceremony is produced by Branden Chapman, Ruby Marchand, Chantel Sausedo, and Rex Supa on behalf of the Recording Academy. Greg V. Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara is music producer and music director.

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT. It will also stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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