The 2021 Grammy Awards are coming up this weekend, taking over the Los Angeles Convention Center and its surroundings.
While most of the past year has been spent quarantined at home, binge-watching movies helped pass the time. A number of music-related movies are up for best music film this year, including Beyoncé‘s powerful Black Is King, the Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys Story and the enigmatic tale of That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, ZZ Top.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air live on Sunday (Mar. 14) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS, Paramount+ and Grammy.com. Online viewers can also stream CBS with free trials on fuboTV and Sling TV.
Ahead of the show, catch up on all the best music film nominees below.
Beastie Boys Story (Beastie Boys)
Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz tell the origin story of their boundary-pushing New York hip-hop trio in the documentary, and also pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ third member, Adam “MCA” Yauch, whose death in 2012 put an end to their group.
Watch it on Apple TV+ here.
Black Is King (Beyoncé)
The celebration of Black culture tells the tale of a young African prince who is exiled from his kingdom after his father’s death. Growing up, the prince embarks on a journey to self-identity, reclaiming the throne with the guidance of his ancestors, love interest and his own subconscious.
Watch it on Disney+ here.
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (Freestyle Love Supreme)
Shot over the course of 15 years, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme is a behind-the-scenes story of the improvisational hip-hop group started by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale in 2004.
Watch it with a seven-day free trial on Hulu here.
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Linda Ronstadt)
Narrated by the singer herself, the documentary covers Ronstadt’s life and career from childhood through her rise to becoming the Queen of Country Rock. It also features interviews with many of her friends and fellow artists.
Rent it on Amazon Prime here.
That Little Ol’ Band From Texas (ZZ Top)
Th documentary delves into the captivating mystique behind the blues-rock trio, and how Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard created their iconically odd look and sound.
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