Grammy Awards ceremony to include tributes to David Bowie, Glenn Frey, B.B. King

Grammy performers Ceremony David Bowie Glenn Frey Eagles B.B. King

This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will feature tributes to three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and B.B. King. Those three segments are among the latest performances announced for the 55th annual event slated for CBS on Monday, February 15.

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Oscar and Grammy nominee Lady Gaga will be part of a lengthy seven-minute segment honoring Bowie, who died on January 10. Eagles co-founder Frey, who died on January 18, will be remembered by his former bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh plus longtime friend Jackson Browne. Blues legend King, who died on May 14, will be celebrated by Gary Clark, Jr., Bonnie Raitt, and Chris Stapleton.

Lionel Richie, the 2016 MusiCares person of the year for his charitable work, will also be feted with a special tribute by Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Meghan Trainor. Richie will also perform as part of that segment.

Other performers slated for Monday’s ceremony hosted by LL Cool J:


Travis Barker

James Bay

Andra Day

Diplo, Skrillex, and Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Hamilton” Broadway cast (with star Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry)

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Kendrick Lamar

Little Big Town



Taylor Swift

Robin Thicke

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

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Photo credits: David Bowie by R BAMBER/REX Shutterstock; Glenn Frey by Andre Csillag/REX Shutterstock; B.B. King by Nils Jorgensen/REX Shutterstock.

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