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Billboard Presents the Grammy Pre-Show: Predictions, Nominees – Billboard

Ahead of Music’s Biggest Night, the Grammys, Billboard staffers sat down and chatted all about their predictions, performances, snubs and more!

Tetris Kelly:
It’s Grammy Sunday! I’m Tetris Kelly, here at Soho Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. We have a great show for you today with behind-the-scenes access, exclusive interviews with nominees like Dom Dolla and Scott Hoying of Pentatonix, and some hot performances. Plus, we’ll talk to Billboard’s experts covering all things you need to know, the biggest snubs, hottest genres and their picks in the Big Four categories, including the highly competitive best new artist. Oh, and by the way, we’ll introduce you to all eight best new artist nominees, so let’s run it down! Welcome to Billboard Celebrates Music’s Hottest Night!

First up are two of Billboard’s most in-the-know contributors Katie Atkinson and Rania Aniftos to talk about some of the biggest moments in music this year and what everyone is talking about going into the Grammys. Hey, ladies, how’s it going?

Katie Atkinson:
Hi, Tetris!

Rania Aniftos:
Hi, Tetris!

Tetris Kelly:
I love that you got the green memo with me, Katie.

Katie Atkinson:
That’s right! Sorry, Rania!

Tetris Kelly:
Sorry, Rania!

Rania Aniftos:
No one informed me!

Tetris Kelly:
You we’re not informed, but you guys are the most informed in music. So let’s talk about this year. Can’t talk about it without the biggest tours — Beyonce, Taylor’s Eras tour, Renaissance tour, how did that shape music this year?

Rania Aniftos:
I mean, you were at both the tours this year.

Katie Atkinson:
I did. I went to both. I think Tetris did too.

Tetris Kelly:
I had a good time!

Katie Atkinson:
Basically, two of our biggest superstars had their career-defining tours this year and I think that kind of goes into the Grammys because it’s like who’s going to be next? Whoever gets coronated as the big star after Sunday night, maybe they’re gonna have the big career-defining tour next year, right?

Tetris Kelly:
Absolutely and I mean, Taylor is also having a big year in nominations as well, correct?

Rania Aniftos:
Oh, yeah, I mean, she’s nominated for album of the year for ‘Midnights,’ and she basically dominates the Grammys once again, as she does with every single album cycle. Something that I really liked about her tour, and I’m hoping that more artists do it and it seems like with Madonna and the Jonas Brothers, there are already artists who are playing on this “Eras thing,” you know, where they want to celebrate their discography and the music that made them who they are. And I hope that more artists look towards the future to do something like that.

Tetris Kelly:
And we can’t talk about women having a big year without talking about the ‘Barbie’ soundtrack I mean Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, that soundtrack had bops on bops.

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