January 24, 2018


Sting, Gary Clark Jr., and Chris Stapleton Join the GRAMMY Performers List

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Update (1/24): With just days to go before the big event, the GRAMMYs have added another handful of big-name performers to the lineup, and today's announcement spans genres, decades, and even languages.

Jon Batiste and Gary Clark, Jr. are slated to perform a special tribute to Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, who are receiving the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Country favorites Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris, and the legendary Sting will all also take to the stage. While the name Zuleyka Rivera isn't well-known to most Americans at the moment, it might be after the musician joins previously-announced performers Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi.

Update (1/22): Rihanna DJ Khaled, and  Bryson Tiller have all been added to the GRAMMYs setlist, and while the Recording Academy didn't mention what song they're planning on performing, it's safe to assume that "Wild Thoughts" will be part of it.

Update (1/18): Country superstars Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Brothers Osborne have been added to the live lineup for the upcoming GRAMMYs, where they will come together to perform a tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre that occurred in Las Vegas last year.

Update (1/17): The musical lineup at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards has just gotten even sweeter than before with a handful of new performers covering a wide variety of genres. Hip-hop superstar and 2018 nominee Kendrick Lamar is now slated to take to the stage, as are legendary rockers (and 22-time winners) U2 and pop crooner Sam SmithElton John and Miley Cyrus are also scheduled to team up to showcase one of the former's biggest songs in an unexpected and special moment.

Update (1/10): The GRAMMYS have announced the second round of musicians slated to take to the stage on music's biggest night, including Luis Fonsi and Daddy YankeeSZAKesha, and Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who will likely be showcasing their new joint single "Finesse." Also joining the lineup are LogicAlessia Cara, and Khalid, who will, according to a statement shared by the Recording Academy, "take the stage with a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline."

Original Story (1/4): The GRAMMY Awards are less than a month away and the Jan. 28 show has revealed its initial list of performers boasting a multi-genre lineup already.

Pop queens Lady Gaga and Pink, R&B singer-rapper Childish Gambino and country powerhouse outfit Little Big Town have all been confirmed for the upcoming show. Plus, as a nod to the awards returning to New York for the first time in 15 years, stage legend Patti LuPone and Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt will perform a special Broadway tribute honoring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. Per Variety, LuPone will reprise her 1981 performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina" while Hansen will sing a song from West Side Story.

The show broadcasts live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28 on CBS with James Corden as the host.

See the full list of performers below and check back for more GRAMMY updates.

2018 GRAMMY Performers

Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, and DJ Khaled
Emmylou Harris
Gary Clark, Jr. & Jon Batiste
Chris Stapleton
Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Brothers Osborne
Kendrick Lamar
Sam Smith
Elton John & Miley Cyrus
Bruno Mars and Cardi B - "Finnesse (Remix)"
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Zuleyka Rivera

Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid
Childish Gambino
Lady Gaga
Little Big Town
Patti Lupone and Ben Platt - Broadway Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein (featuring music from Evita and West Side Story)

Below, watch Childish Gambino explain why he's "hip-hop's dirty little secret":