Los Angeles (USA), Mar 14. (EFE) .- The 63rd edition of the Grammy started tonight from Los Angeles (USA) with a simple gala adapted to the pandemic in which Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa are the great favorites for the awards.
Comedian Trevor Noah welcomed from an outdoor stage, with a reduced audience on a night that will try to raise spirits after a disastrous year for the music industry, as he himself acknowledged.
"I know they haven't been to a concert for a long time, neither have I. So tonight we will bring the concert to their home," he said.
Despite the circumstances, the Recording Academy of the United States has summoned an impressive list of performances that includes, among others, Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, John Mayer, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Bruno Mars, and HAIM.
Each artist will perform from one of the four stages arranged to maintain social distance. Harry Styles was the first to perform with an intimate performance of "Watermelon Sugar."
In addition, the venues and venues of small concerts will be honored, greatly impacted by the pandemic in a year without festivals or live music. Waiters, promoters and other employees will be in charge of giving the prizes.
Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, arguably the world's two biggest pop stars, will duel as awards favorites.
Beyoncé will run with nine nominations versus Taylor Swift's six, the same nominations as Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich.
Swift could make history if she takes the Grammy for Album of the Year for her acclaimed "Folklore", as she would become the first woman to win the Grammy for Album of the Year for the third time, a record only held by three singers: Frank Sinatra , Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon (including Simon & Garfunkel).
Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin and Camilo are some of the Hispanic artists candidates in the Latin categories of the Grammy.