The Grammys are just around the corner, and even in the wake of Valentine's Day and New York Fashion Week, the biggest night in music never fails to entertain. The 58th annual run, hosted by LL Cool J, will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Adele, and Kendrick Lamar (nominated for an impressive 11 awards), and hopefully some surprises, too (because what's an awards show without some surprises?). Below, five things we're most excited about.
1. T-Swift's opening number (and subsequent wins).
1989 is truly the gift that keeps on giving. To kick off the show on a high note, the 26-year-old will perform a song from her hit record, which was nominated for eight statuettes. Our money's on either "Out of the Woods," "Wildest Dreams," or "Wonderland"—none of which she has ever performed on live TV.
2. Adele bringing the audience to tears.
Although her album, 25, wasn't eligible for this year's awards, Adele is still slated to perform her recently released second single, "When We Were Young." Cue audience weeping.
3. Gwen Stefani's live music video.
Following the announcement of her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like (out March 18), Stefani will make Grammys history by broadcasting her music video for "Make Me Like You" in real time during a four-minute commercial break.
The newly-minted Golden Globe Award-winning actress, whose song "'Til It Happens to You" is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media, will perform a seven-minute tribute to the late singer—hopefully wearing an epic costume.
5. LL Cool J's surprise performance of "Mama Said Knock You Out" with Justin Bieber.
Hey, it could happen.
Tune in to the Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.