The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.
“This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night”, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow expressed.
“We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honouring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances”.
Also taking to the stage is Kendrick Lamar who will perform a track from his acclaimed 2015 record To Pimp a Butterfly.
Adele, who has won 10 Grammys and last performed at the ceremony in 2012, in November released her long-awaited third album “25” which broke the record for first-week sales both in the United States and her native Britain.
The Recording Academy has finally announced who viewers can expect to see performing at this year’s Grammys which are scheduled to take place in February.
A special tribute to 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie will highlight the GRAMMY winner’s wide-ranging career.
Rapper LL Cool J, known for his calm poise at the microphone, will host the Grammys for the fifth straight year.
This year’s GRAMMY telecast will also mark The Weeknd’s debut GRAMMY performance. Previously, the ceremony was not aired live in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.