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AIKO TO HOST GRAMMY PREMIERE CEREMONY

Jhené Aiko will host the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, at which most of the awards are handed out prior to the telecast. It starts at noon PT/3pm ET on 3/14.

Scheduled to perform are Nigerian singer/rapper Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, blues musician Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta, singer Poppy and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

The event will start with a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s classic "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by an ensemble featuring the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington. Presenters will include Bill Burr, Chika, Infante and Jimmy Jam.

The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be streamed on Grammy.com.

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