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LI's Shaggy to host Grammy pre-telecast event

Shaggy performs during a concert in Budapest, Hungary

Shaggy performs during a concert in Budapest, Hungary on Nov. 24, 2018. Credit: AP/Zoltan Balogh

Valley Stream’s Shaggy will host this year’s Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the pre-telecast event where the bulk of the awards are handed out.

By enlisting Shaggy, who is nominated this year for best reggae album for his “44/876” collaboration with Sting, The Grammys will be led by artists with Long Island ties from start to finish. Alicia Keys, who sold her Muttontown home a few years ago but maintains The Oven recording studios in Glen Cove, will host the prime-time Grammy Awards televised on CBS on Feb. 10.

During Shaggy’s ceremony, nominees Sofi Tukker, Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti, Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara are set to perform. Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade are also set for a special performance of the Mexican classic "La Llorona.”

Questlove, Jimmy Jam and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale are set to present awards.

The three-hour ceremony will stream on starting at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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