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Finneas O'Connell attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Billboard News is throwing a 2021 Grammys pre-show party tonight (March 14) with FinneasMickey GuytonAndrew Watt and Ingrid Andress all along for the ride.

Guyton, who will also be performing at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, is the first Black solo female artist to be nominated in a country category at the Grammys, for her single "Black Like Me." Fellow country singer Andress is up for best new artist, while Finneas is nominated in two other Big Four categories: record and song of the year for his sister Billie Eilish's "Everything I Wanted" hit. Watt receives his first Grammy nod for producer of the year, non-classical for co-writing and producing hits for Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Cardi B and many more.

Billboard News' Grammys pre-show, hosted by Jordyn Rolling, is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on Billboard's Twitter ahead of the awards show at 8 p.m. ET. Aside from the all-star interviews, the pre-show will feature predictions from senior director of music Jason Lipshutz, a state of R&B segment with the magazine's executive director of R&B/hip-hop Gail Mitchell, and a roundtable discussion about Black women in music in 2020 with hip-hop editor Carl Lamarre and staff writer Heran Mamo.

Trevor Noah will host the 63rd annual Grammys, with performances from Dua LipaRoddy Ricch and Taylor Swift, all of whom received six nominations this year. Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, HAIM, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Harry Styles and Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's Silk Sonic are also slated to perform.

The 2021 Grammys will pay tribute to independent venues severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Recording Academy decided to forgo its traditional celebrity presenters and allow bartenders, box-office managers and other venue workers to present various categories from The Troubadour (Los Angeles), The Hotel Café (Los Angeles), The Apollo Theater (New York City) and The Station Inn (Nashville).

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday (Mar. 14) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBSParamount+ and Grammy.com. Online viewers can also stream CBS with free trials on fuboTV and Sling TVBillboard may receive affiliate commission through links on our site.

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