Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo, Chris Stapleton Among Latest GRAMMY Performers
More performers have been added to the 58th GRAMMY Awards performance lineup. Current nominees Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex will perform their GRAMMY-nominated hit "Where Are Ü Now," marking the duo known as Jack Ü's first live television performance. Album Of The Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will team with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of the rock supergroup the Hollywood Vampires will make their television debut.
Stapleton is up for four awards this year: Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Traveller; and Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Traveller."
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Diplo, who is nominated for three awards this year: Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber and Skrillex; Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü with Skrillex; and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for six-time GRAMMY winner Skrillex, who is up for two awards this year: Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber and Diplo; and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü with Diplo.
Bieber is currently nominated for Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Diplo and Skrillex. Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album for Dale.
The Hollywood Vampires, comprising past GRAMMY nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp and GRAMMY winner Perry, will be joined by GRAMMY winner Matt Sorum on drums, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the Hollywood Vampires' self-titled album will benefit MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.
Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient B.B. King died at age 89 in May 2015. King's discography totaled more than 50 albums, including 1965's Live At The Regal, one of four King recordings to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
Previously announced 58th GRAMMY performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast from "Hamilton," Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J will host Music's Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year.
Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.