Grammy Awards on Sunday: John Legend, Dave Chappelle among the nominees

We’ll be rooting for two local celebrities when the 61st Grammy Awards are broadcast live at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, on WHIO-TV (CBS) Channel 7.

The live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” starring Springfield’s John Legend, was nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category.

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Legend’s involvement in the televised musical earned him an Emmy Award in September, making him the first African-American man to win the coveted EGOT, the combination of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Legend has won 10 Grammy Awards so far.

Credit: Kevin Winter

Credit: Kevin Winter

Last year, Yellow Springs’ own Dave Chappelle won his first Grammy in the Best Comedy Album category for ‘The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas.”

He’s been nominated again this year in the same category for his album “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation.”

The ceremony, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be hosted by 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys.

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