Johnny Depp with Alice Cooper, Justin Bieber with Skrillex to perform at Grammy Awards
CBS has added a few more names to the performance-list of the “58th Annual Grammy Awards,” which air the day after Valentine’s Day on CBS.
Joining the star-studded lineup are nominee Justin Bieber, the pop-star and chart-topper will join fellow nominees Diplo and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY-nominated hit “Where Are Ü Now”. This will also serve as the Jack Ü duo’s first live television performance. Justin Bieber is currently nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex. This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards broadcast 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.
Album of the Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY Award winners Gary Clark, Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will take the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke and surprise special guests. Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Dale. Chris Stapleton is nominated 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.”
Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY Award 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.
Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry will make an electric television debut with their rock supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires. A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and GRAMMY Award winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY Award 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 The Recording Academy’s health and human services charity, MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J is set to host “Music’s Biggest Night” for the fifth consecutive year. Previously announced performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
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.
THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 15 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/check local listings for other time zones) on the CBS Television Network.