In a tribute to the late Levon Helm (which will be a part of the annual In Memoriam segment), Zac Brown, Brittany Howard, Mumford & Sons, Elton John, and Mavis Staples will join forces, though the song(s) that they’ll be doing have yet to be confirmed. Also joining the festivities are 5-time nominee Miguel, who is competing for Song of the Year with “Adorn”, and hip hop star Wiz Khalifa, himself coming off a #2 debuting album this past fall. The two will likely be performing an “Adorn” remix during the live broadcast.
Currently scheduled to grace the stage of the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles are Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White. In addition, there’ll be duets/collaborations from Elton John and Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, and Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Sting.
Presenters for the event include Beyonce, Dave Grohl, Ne-Yo, Ryan Seacrest, Hunter Hayes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kaley Cuoco, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Pauley Perrette, Prince and Keith Urban, with LL Cool J returning to host.
The 55th Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 10th at 8:00 on CBS. You can check out the nominees, which lean more alternative and critic-friendly than in recent years, here.
Does the performance line-up have any glaring omissions? Whose performance are you most looking forward to? Who will be the big winner on Grammy night?