LAS VEGAS (AP) – Several Grammy Awards performers such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste had a chance to carve their names in the show’s history books yesterday.
Through her song Happier Than Ever, Eilish could become the first artist ever to win record of the year three times in a row, and the only artist along with Paul Simon to take home the award three times. She’s in position to join Adele as the only artists to ever win three major categories – record, song and album of the year – twice. She previously won for Bad Guy and Everything I Wanted.
Trevor Noah returns for a second time as host. The ceremony moved to Las Vegas because of rising COVID-19 cases, with organisers citing “too many risks” to hosting the show in Los Angeles.
If Eilish wins in all her seven nominated categories, she’ll be the woman with the most Grammys won in a single year.
Eilish is up for best music film with her concert documentary Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles. But in that same category includes Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson’s Summer of Soul, which won an Oscar for best documentary.
Rodrigo has an opportunity to join Eilish and Christopher Cross as the only artists to win all four major categories. The 19-year-old drivers license singer could be following Eilish’s record by becoming the second-youngest album of the year winner with Sour.
The only person who could win the most Grammys in one night is Jon Batiste, who leads with 11 nominations. If Batiste wins in eight categories, he will tie Michael Jackson and rock band Santana for the record.