Gayle King hosting GRAMMYs primetime special

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers and Lil Nas X will appear on the CBS special

CBS News’ Gayle King is hosting The Gayle King GRAMMY Special on Thursday, January 23rd at 10 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. GRAMMY nominees Blake Shelton, with a special appearance by three-time GRAMMY winner Gwen Stefani, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, the Jonas Brothers and Lil Nas X will be interviewed by King leading up to Music’s Biggest Night, The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, January 26th from 8-11:30 pm, live ET/5-8:30 pm, live PT on CBS.

“I’m interested in what drives these artists. I want to know the person behind the image we see in public,” says King, co-host of CBS This Morning. “They’ve each come from different backgrounds and different parts of the country, yet their music is relatable to everyone. They were all game for a candid conversation, and they came to play – which always leads to fun surprises.”

Shelton and Stefani reveal they will be performing their duet titled “Nobody But You” live for the first time at the show.

“I can already tell you that’s going to be one of the greatest rushes I’m ever going to experience, being on stage with Gwen Stefani at the GRAMMYS, doing our song together,” Shelton shares. “The easiest thing in the world I’ve ever done is to sing any song with Gwen. And, you know, look in her eyes and just know we know what each other are thinking.”

In King’s news-making interviews, the artists reveal sides of themselves not seen before. Viewers will learn what goes on behind the scenes, and the artists will share never-before-heard intimate details of their lives.

Shelton, one of country music’s biggest stars, is an eight-time GRAMMY nominee, and this year, his song “God’s Country” is up for the Best Country Solo Performance statuette. The singer-songwriter has earned virtually every major country music honor and is also well known for his work as a coach on the competition series The Voice. He’s had 26 No. 1 singles, including “Home,” “God’s Country” and “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”

Stefani, an 18-time GRAMMY nominee with three wins, hit the charts as the lead singer of the band No Doubt, known for such hits as “Don’t Speak” and “It’s My Life.” She has also been hugely successful as a solo artist with the hits “Rich Girl,” “Hollaback Girl” and “The Sweet Escape.” Stefani has also served as a coach on The Voice.

Rapper-singer Lizzo earned eight GRAMMY nominations this year, the most for any artist, including Record and Song Of The Year. Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, is one of the biggest stars in music, with such hits as “Juice,” “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.” She is also the Time magazine entertainer of the year.

Singer-songwriter Eilish, at 18, is the youngest performer ever to earn GRAMMY nominations in all top four categories, including Best New Artist, and Song, Record and Album Of The Year. Her song “Bad Guy” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart. Eilish is also the youngest singer ever to record a James Bond theme song. She and brother Finneas penned and recorded the theme for the Daniel Craig-starring No Time To Die, due in theaters in April 2020.

The Jonas Brothers, Kevin, Joe and Nick, were once among the hottest pop groups in America. But in 2013 they split up. The brothers regrouped this year and for the first time grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 100 chart with their hit “Sucker.” They are now nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

Lil Nas X, who was born Montero Lamar Hill, turned the country music world upside down with his country rap single “Old Town Road,” which went viral on the app TikTok, and then hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart. He’s earned six nominations, the most for any male artist in 2019, including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best New Artist.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.