2017 Grammy performers announced: Demi Lovato & John Legend will give special tribute performances

On February 7 the recording academy announced seven additional artists who will take the stage on music’s biggest night: Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Graham, Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Cynthia Erivo and John Legend will perform at the 59th Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 12.

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Country singer Ballerini is a nominee this year for Best New Artist, while Lukas Graham are nominated for three awards for their breakthrough hit “7 Years”: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. This is the first time either artist will take the stage at the Grammys.

Lovato is also nominated this year. She contends for Best Pop Album for “Confident.” She will be joined by recent Grammy nominees Day and Kelly, as well as recently announced Little Big Town for a performance paying tribute to the music of the Bee Gees to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic film “Saturday Night Fever.”

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Tony winner Erivo is a Grammy nominee this year for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal soloist on the Broadway cast recording for “The Color Purple.” She and 10-time Grammy winner Legend will perform during an “In Memoriam” segment to honor those in the music community who died in the past year.

These names join previously announced performers Adele, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson Paak, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd. 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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