The announcement, made overnight (March 24), also sees Jon Batiste and Chris Stapleton added to the bill. They join previously-announced performers Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile and the Brothers Osborne.
The 64th annual Grammys ceremony will also feature a segment showcasing the songs of late Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim (who died last November, age 91), which will be performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler.
Batiste leads this year’s nominations, appearing in 11 categories including Album Of The Year (for ‘We Are’) and Record of the Year (‘Freedom’). Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R follow with nominations in eight categories, while Rodrigo and Eilish are both up for seven. Lil Nas X is up for a total of five awards, including Record, Album and Song Of The Year.
Hosting this year’s ceremony – which will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3 – is comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah. He was announced as the show’s host last December, marking his second year in a row.
This year’s awards were scheduled to take place in January at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com arena. However, the Academy postponed the planned ceremony, citing a rise in the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The event is taking place in Las Vegas for the first time in Grammys history.
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