Performance-heavy pandemic-era Grammys begins

THE 63rd Grammys kicked off yesterday with a song from Harry Styles as organisers sought to ditch the virtual pandemic-era awards show format with a series of live appearances from the industry’s biggest stars – socially distanced, of course.

Styles delivered his hit Watermelon Sugar after host Trevor Noah opened the normally glitzy affair from Los Angeles, joking it would be the largest outdoor event of 2021 since the storming of the US Capitol in January.