A Taylor Swift performance will open the Grammy Awards this year
This week the Recording Academy announced its final round of performers that will hit the main stage at this year’s Grammy Awards. Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her GRAMMY-nominated album, 1989.
Also added this week, four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander and two-time nominee Miguel are also set to perform for the event. The 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 CBS.
Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin Bieber; Jackson Browne; Luke Bryan; Gary Clark, Jr.; Andra Day; Diplo; Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh of the Eagles; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast of “Hamilton”; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Sam Hunt; Tori Kelly; Lady Gaga; Kendrick Lamar; John Legend; Little Big Town; Demi Lovato; Pitbull; Bonnie Raitt; Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin Thicke; Meghan Trainor; 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.
Current four-time nominees Alabama Shakes are up for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album Sound & Color; and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song “Don’t Wanna Fight.”
Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Joey Alexander is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Giant Steps” and Best Jazz Instrumental Album My Favorite Things.
GRAMMY Award winner Miguel has two nominations this year: Best Urban Contemporary Album Wildheart and Best R&B Song “Coffee” with Brook Davis.
Up for seven awards, including three in the General Field categories, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Taylor Swift is one of this year’s top nominees. She is currently nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album 1989; Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance “Blank Space”; and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar. This will be Swift’s second time opening the GRAMMY Awards. Previously, she opened the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013 performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”