Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor to perform tribute to Lionel Richie
Another gigantic musical performance has been added to the Grammy broadcast, this time celebrating the work of Lionel Richie. At the Grammys this year, four artists across the country, pop and R&B communities to salute four-time GRAMMY Award winner Lionel Richie.
Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will take audiences on a musical journey through the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year’s songbook, spanning Commodores-era classics to memorable hits that earned Richie a GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year for 1984.
As part of the segment, Richie will also take the stage to join the artists in performing a special collaborative rendition of one of his all-time classics. The 2016 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.
Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin Bieber; Gary Clark Jr.; Andra Day; Diplo; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast of “Hamilton”; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Lady Gaga; Sam Hunt; Tori Kelly; Kendrick Lamar; Little Big Town; Pitbull; Bonnie Raitt; Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin Thicke; Carrie Underwood; and The Weeknd. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J is set to host Music’s Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
It’s also worth mentioning that Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will each make their GRAMMY debuts this year.
Nine-time GRAMMY Award winner John Legend is up for four awards: Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Glory”; and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “One Man Can Change The World.”
Meghan Trainor is nominated for Best New Artist this year.
Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Lionel Richie is the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. MusiCares, The Recording Academy’s affiliated health and human services charity, provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need. Since it was established in 1989, MusiCares has provided more than $40 million in direct financial assistance, and helped nearly 80,000 people. Learn how you can support music people in need at musicares.org/donate.
The 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.