CBS’s Grammy Awards Broadcast Pumps Up the Musical Lineup, Adds Legendary Rock Band

Jan 17, 2018  •  Post A Comment

CBS and the Recording Academy expanded the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, adding the legendary rock band U2 along with Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith.

U2 has claimed a whopping 22 Grammys. Lamar is a seven-time Grammy winner, and Smith has four Grammys. Lamar also has seven nominations this year: Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video (“Humble.”), Album of the Year and Best Rap Album (Damn.), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Loyalty,” featuring Rihanna).

The broadcast will be hosted by James Corden and will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28 (7:30-11:00 PM, live ET/4:30-8:00 PM, live PT) on CBS.

“In addition, in what is sure to become a memorable Grammy moment, previous Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus will take the stage with five-time Grammy winner Elton John to perform one of John’s classic hits just two days ahead of ‘Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute,’ a tribute concert where John and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, will receive the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award,” the announcement notes.

Previously announced performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt and SZA.

The program is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, Chantel Sausedo is the talent producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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