The recording academy has announced the first wave of performers who will take to the stage at the 60th Grammy Awards, which is set to air live on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 28: Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink. All four acts also number among the nominees so they are guaranteed to get on stage at least once.
After a 15-year absence, the Grammys is returning to New York City in commemoration of the ruby anniversary of music’s biggest night. To celebrate this, two-time Grammy winner Patti LuPone will reprise her 1981 show-stopping rendition of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from “Evita” while Ben Platt, who is nominated for his part on the cast album of the Tony-winning “Dear Evan Hansen,” will perform a classic from “West Side Story.”
The ceremony will take place at Madison Square Garden in the heart of midtown Manhattan and be emceed for the second year running by James Corden. This Tony and Emmy winning performer is 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.”
Childish Gambino is nominated for five Grammys: Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Awaken, My Love!”); and Record Of The Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Redbone”).
Set to perform a track from her Grammy-nominated album, “Joanne” (Best Pop Vocal Album), six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance (“Million Reasons”).
Two-time Grammy winners Little Big Town are nominated for Best Country Album (“The Breaker”) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Better Man”).
Three-time Grammy winner Pink is nominated in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for “What About Us.”
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