Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Little Big Town To Perform On The GRAMMYs
The performance lineup for Music's Biggest Night just got bigger with the addition of current nominees Chance The Rapper and Sturgill Simpson. The 59th GRAMMY Awards has also added performances by current GRAMMY nominee William Bell and GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr., and two-time GRAMMY winners Little Big Town.
"It's important to The Recording Academy that the GRAMMY stage showcases artists across all disciplines and genres, and we take pride in our ability to elevate the best in music while, at the same time, introducing audiences to sounds and songs they'd previously not heard," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy." As fans' access to music has increased, so has their appetite for variety expanded. This year's lineup already reflects that — and we're still not done!"
Bell is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance ("The Three Of Me") and Best Americana Album (This Is Where I Live).
Chance The Rapper is nominated for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance ("No Problem"), Best Rap/Sung Performance ("Ultralight Beam") and Best Rap Album (Coloring Book). He's also nominated three times in the Best Rap Song category ("Ultralight Beam," "No Problem," and "Famous").
Simpson is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album (A Sailor's Guide To Earth).
Previously announced performers include Adele, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd.
Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Award-winning television personality and performer James Corden is set to host Music's Biggest Night for the first time.
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.