Grammy Awards highlight year’s biggest musical stars, business

Global Business

The 59th Grammy awards are this Sunday in Los Angeles.

CGTN’s May Lee has a preview of the night.

Grammy Awards highlight year’s biggest musical stars, business

Grammy Awards highlight year’s biggest musical stars, business

Taking place at the Staples Center, Some of the biggest names in music will be performing including Beyonce, Adele, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.

Taking place at the Staples Center, Some of the biggest names in music will be performing including Beyonce, Adele, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.

As for who will take home an armful of Grammys fell a face off is expected between Adele and Beyonce. Adele has five nominations and Beyonce has nine. But they are both are nominated in the big three categories, record of the year, song of the year and album of the year.

In terms of how people are consuming their music, it’s all about streaming services. Pandora and YouTube beat out the radio and “owned” music like CDs and digital downloads.

Meanwhile, the show will likely be political as well. Other awards shows this season, people have taken the opportunity to speak out about politics and social issues, so artists at the Grammy’s are likely to do the same.


Casey Rae discusses the music industry, Grammys

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