The recording academy has announced that Bruno Mars will take the stage to perform at the 59th Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 12.
Mars is the reigning Grammy winner for Record of the Year for “Uptown Funk,” his collaboration with Mark Ronson. He has prevailed three other times thus far in his career: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the Way You Are” (2011), Best Pop Vocal Album for “Unorthodox Jukebox” (2014) and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Uptown Funk.”
He’s nominated again this year, though you might not have noticed. His producing team The Smeezingtons contributed to Adele‘s album “25,” so Mars is a nominee for Album of the Year. He didn’t have any eligible material of his own released during this Grammy cycle, but his third studio album, “24K Magic,” was released in November 2016, so there’s a strong chance he’ll make another appearance as a nominee at the 2018 Grammys.
Mars joins previously announced performers Adele, John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The 2017 Grammy Awards are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event is being hosted for the first time by James Corden, a Tony and Emmy winning performer and the host of CBS’s “Late Late Show” where he has already gotten cozy with several Grammy winners thanks to his viral segment “Carpool Karaoke.”
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