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Grammy Awards 2017: Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Metallica among performers

A mix of genres and celebs

CBS has already announced the first list of performers that will be taking the stage for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The list includes 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, eight-time GRAMMY-winning band Metallica, and seven-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Carrie Underwood with four-time GRAMMY winner and current two-time nominee Keith Urban. It was announced earlier this year that late-night host James Corden will be hosting the event, this will be Corden’s first time hosting the Grammys. Corden certainly is new to hosting, the funny-man hosts “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and has hosted the Tony Awards as well.

The event will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, February 12, 2017, so set a reminder if you want to catch the performances live. The show will broadcast on CBS, and the network will announce additional performers for the event at a later date. This year’s performers may walk away with a few awards, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are nominated for Best Rock Song (“Hardwired”), Carrie Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“Church Bells”), and four-time GRAMMY winner Urban is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”). Best of luck to all of them.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. The event usually dominates Social-Media for the day, with celebs, media outlets and fans all tweeting their responses and preparations on Twitter (#GRAMMYs) and Facebook.

With the Grammys only a few weeks away at this point, the additional performers are sure to be announced quickly. We will update the list once CBS confirms the additional talent this year.