Viewers will watch Grammys 2016 live stream online and televised coverage on Monday night, making for the first time in the history of the show that it’s been presented on this particular day of the week. The show takes advantage of the Presidents Day holiday, without competing against events such as the NBA All-Star Game, which took place Sunday evening. Among those competing for top prizes on the night are the most-nominated artist of all, hip hop star Kendrick Lamar, who has 11 total nominations. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd will also be vying against Lamar in the Album of the Year category, as well as to see if they might pick up the most hardware on the night. The 2016 Grammy Awards live streaming and televised presentation arrives via CBS.
The CBS 12 website reported on Feb. 15 that Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each had seven nominations for tonight’s awards, tying them for second on the list behind Kendrick Lamar. The West coast rap star has a total of 11 nominations which has earned him the distinction of being the most-nominated hip hop star in the history of the awards, besting Eminem. He’s also one shy of Michael Jackson’s all-time nominations record of 12 for one Grammy Awards show. Among Lamar’s nominations are the Album of the Year and Hip Hop Album of the Year for “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Song of the Year for “Alright,” and Best Dance Recording, as he was featured on the Flying Lotus “Never Catch Me” track.
Competing against Lamar for Album of the Year will be The Weeknd for “Beauty Behind the Madness,” Taylor Swift for “1989,” Chris Stapleton for “Traveller” and Alabama Shakes for “Sound & Color.” In the Song of the Year category it will be Lamar’s “Alright,” taking on “Blank Space” by Swift, “Girl Crush” by , “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth and “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge. The Record of the Year which is pretty much another song of the year type award will have “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars squaring off against “See You Again,” “Bad Blood” by Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and “Ship to Wreck” by Florence & The Machine.
Bovada.LV online sportsbook currently has Swift as the -250 favorite to win Album of the Year, with Kendrick Lamar at +300 and Alabama Shakes at +700. In the Best New Artist category, it’s Meghan Trainor at -125 followed by James Bay at +200 and Sam Hunt at +500. Record of the Year seems like a heavier favorite as “Uptown Funk” has -500 odds to win followed by “Blank Space” and “Can’t Feel My Face” both at +600. In Song of the Year, it’s “Blank Space” leading the way at -150, followed by Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at +200 odds.
Sunday night’s Grammys 2016 awards show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Time, with a Red Carpet special taking place at 7 p.m. ET. To watch the Grammys on live TV, viewers can view their local CBS channel. To watch the Grammys live streaming online, CBS All-Access subscribers can log in and view the feed. Those who aren’t currently subscribers can sign up for a free CBS All-Access one week trial. It will require entering one’s name and email as well as a valid credit card in order to sign up for the week, and after that week the account will cost $5.99 per month, unless canceled.