Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Aretha Franklin Join "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories"
As the GRAMMY Awards prepare to turn 60 in 2018, it's the perfect time to look back on the amazing moments Music's Biggest Night has brought to the world, and who better to help celebrate than GRAMMY winners themselves?
The Recording Academy has announced they will do just this, celebrate the 60th GRAMMY Awards, by presenting the TV special "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special," an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history.
Airing Black Friday, Nov. 24, on CBS, the artists slated to appear on the special include Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban.
The show will also highlight some of the most memorable GRAMMY moments from the last five decades, rare behind-the-scenes intel and unknown facts about some of the GRAMMYs' most memorable performances.
Special segments will include reactions from GRAMMY producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston, Franklin's unexpected opera performance at the 40th GRAMMY Awards and McCartney bringing the Beatles' legendary medley from Abbey Road to the GRAMMY stage.
"As we approach this milestone in GRAMMY history, we are excited to give music fans a glimpse into what artists, musicians, producers, set designers, and others do to make those unforgettable GRAMMY Moments," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "This special will take audiences on a new journey as they relive those extraordinary moments that can only be seen on the GRAMMYs."
Produced in conjunction with AEG Ehrlich Ventures, "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special" will broadcast on Nov. 24 from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.