Grammys announces who'll be performing at the ceremony

  • 05/01/2018

The Grammy Awards - which will return to New York for the first time in 15 years on January 28 for their 60th anniversary show - has announced its first round of performers.

It's a powerful, multi-genre list: pop titans Lady Gaga and Pink, rapper Childish Gambino and country powerhouse Little Big Town.

Also, as a nod to the show's return to New York, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will reprise her 1981 performance of 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina', and Ben Platt will perform a song from West Side Story in a special Broadway tribute honouring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.

Hosted by James Corden, the show will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Making his Grammy stage debut, Childish Gambino is nominated for five awards: 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 for 'Redbone'.

Gambino is one of the year's top nominees with five, while Little Big Town are up for two and Gaga and Pink are both up for best pop solo performance.

Jay-Z is the top nominee with eight, followed by Kendrick Lamar, whose DAMN. album scored seven; Bruno Mars with six; and Gambino, SZA, Khalid, and producer No I.D. with five each.

Kiwi songstress Lorde is up for Album of the Year for her 2017 LP Melodrama.

Reuters

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