Shaggy to Host Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony

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Shaggy performs during the 2017 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, N.J. 

Sofi Tukker, Snatam Kaur, Craig Morris, Seun Kuti & Fatoumata Diawara will all perform during the pre-Grammy Awards live stream.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday (Jan. 31) that Shaggy will host this year's Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony before the main Grammy telecast, streaming live starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 via

The Premiere Ceremony -- which will take place at LA's Microsoft Theater, just across from the main show's Staples Center location -- will also feature performances by current Grammy nominees, including singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and electronic duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will also take the stage together to perform.

Presenting the first Grammy Awards of the day will be current nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe'a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant, TOKiMONSTA and former Recording Academy chair Jimmy Jam.

The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will be available on as video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live following the pre-televised awards on CBS, starting at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

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