KENDRICK LAMAR, SAM SMITH, AND U2 ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® 2018 PRESIDENT'S MERIT AWARD RECIPIENT ELTON JOHN TO BE JOINED ONSTAGE WITH MILEY CYRUS FOR AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (Jan. 17, 2018) — The Recording Academy™ has expanded its lineup for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® with seven-time GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Kendrick Lamar; four-time GRAMMY winner Sam Smith; and a special performance by 22-time GRAMMY winners U2. In addition, in what is sure to become a memorable GRAMMY Moment, previous GRAMMY nominee Miley Cyrus will take the stage with five-time GRAMMY winner Elton John to perform one of John's classic hits just two days ahead of "Elton John: I'm Still Standing—A GRAMMY Salute," a tribute concert where John and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, will receive the Recording Academy President's Merit Award. Previously announced GRAMMY performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, and SZA. Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, and hosted by award-winning television personality and performer James Corden, the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Kendrick Lamar has seven nominations this year: Record Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video ("HUMBLE."), Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album (DAMN.), and Best Rap/Sung Performance ("LOYALTY." featuring Rihanna).

The 60th 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, Chantel Sausedo is the Talent Producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. 

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CONTACTS

Neda Azarfar
Recording Academy
T. 310.392.3777
neda.azarfar@grammy.com

Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
CBS Television
T. 818.655.1587              
tiffany.smith@cbs.com

Kate Fisher
CBS Television
T. 212.975.3818             
khfisher@cbs.com

Maureen O'Connor                 
Rogers and Cowan
T. 310.854.8116
moconnor@rogersandcowan.com

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