On February 7 the recording academy announced an additional artist who will take the stage on music’s biggest night: none other than Lady Gaga will perform at the 59th Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 12.
Lady Gaga is coming off of a show-stopping performance of her greatest hits — including “Born This Way” and “Bad Romance” — during the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show (69% of readers say she was amazing in our recent poll). She’s also coming off of a memorable appearance at last year’s Grammys, where she performed a medley in honor of legendary rocker David Bowie, who had died a month prior to the ceremony.
Not one to be outdone – even by herself — Lady Gaga will be performing with iconic heavy metal band Metallica, whose appearance on the Grammy stage was previously announced by the recording academy. Of course this is not the first unusual partnership for the pop star. Her previous collaborators range from Beyonce to Tony Bennett.
Gaga isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year. Her latest album, “Joanne,” was released on October 21, 2016, a few weeks after the September 30 eligibility cutoff date, so it will be eligible at next year’s awards. To date she has won six times, including Best Electronic/Dance Album for “The Fame” (2010) and Best Pop Vocal Album for “The Fame Monster” (2011).
She joins previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Graham, Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Cynthia Erivo, John Legend, 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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