Previewing the 2017 Grammys

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In this handout photo provided by Parkwood Entertainment, Beyonce performs during the opening night of the Formation World Tour at Marlins Park on April 27, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Frank Micelotta / Parkwood Entertainment via Getty Images)

Beyoncé is expected to hit the stage this Sunday at the Grammy Awards, along with The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Adele and Bruno Mars. Music's big awards night will also feature tributes to Prince and George Michael. But Kanye West and Justin Bieber have hinted that they may not attend, and despite having one of 2016's most popular albums, Frank Ocean will boycott the show because it's "not representative of the best new music." We talk about this year's Grammy nominations -- including some for local artists like Fantastic Negrito and Frances England.


Ken Ehrlich, executive producer, the Grammys

Aidin Vazir, music critic, San Francisco Chronicle

Emma Silvers, music editor, KQED Arts

David Katznelson, president, Birdman Recording Group; president, Harte Recordings; former artists and repertoire vice president, Warner Bros. Records