The Grammy Performances You Won't Want To Miss This Year
The star-studded lineup for the 62nd Grammy Awards reads like a summer music festival.
There's a solid mix of stars who have been topping the charts in the past year like Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, performers making a return to the stage after a hiatus (Demi Lovato) and star-studded tributes to musicians that have died in the past few years.
Alicia Keys will be hosting the Grammys for the second year in a row, backing up her hugely successful 2019 gig where she made the job look entirely effortless -- switching from stage banter with Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, JLo and Jada Pinkett Smith to singing a medley of hits while playing two pianos at once.
We'll be keeping you updated with all the Grammy winners, biggest moments and most outstanding performances right here, with the show kicking off at midday on Monday, January 27.
But to get you all excited about the musical feast that's about to be served up, we've rounded up the performances that'll be worth tuning in for.
This performance will be Demi's first time singing live onstage since her 2018 overdose and since signing with Scooter Braun, the manager famous for handling Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's careers.
Demi will be singing her track "Anyone" on the Grammys stage, a song she described during her recent interview with Zane Lowe as a "cry for help" before her overdose.
"At the time when I was recording it, I almost listened back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help," she said. "And you kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listened to this song and think, 'Let's help this girl'."
It would probably have been more fitting if Ari had performed at last year's Grammy awards, right around the time she released her monster hits "7 Rings" and then "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" from her 'Thank U, Next' album.
Grande was meant to be on the 2019 lineup -- with billboards promoting her set seen all around Los Angeles -- but pulled out after a disagreement with producers over which songs she could perform.
The Grammys longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich explained that Grande pulled out because she didn't have enough time to pull together a performance -- a statement that Ari slammed as false on Twitter.
2020 is set to be Ken Ehrlich's last Grammys as EP -- but at the moment it seems as though Ariana's set will go ahead as planned this year.
Aerosmith with Run-DMC
Aerosmith is being honoured as the MusiCares Person of the year and we're not sure how a five-person band is considered a 'person' but we're glad they'll be getting onstage with Run-DMC to perform their collaborative 1986 hit, "Walk This Way".
A Tribute To Nipsey Hussle
It's been almost a year since the rapper and activist was shot and killed outside his store in South Los Angeles. To commemorate Nipsey's life and legacy, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch & YG will be paying tribute to the late rapper.
The Old Town Road-A-Palooza
2019 was not only the year that Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus broke a million records with "Old Town Road" -- it was also the year that there were approximately 7,398 remixes of the country/hip hop banger.
To celebrate, it looks like we're getting an "Old Town Road" rendition to end them all with Korean pop juggernaut BTS joining Lil Nas X and Billy Ray along with yodeling Walmart kid Mason Ramsay, producer Diplo and "surprise guests".
Her Australian tour was over too quickly and she left Australia wanting more, but at least we'll get to see her perform at her first-ever Grammys. She's also more than likely leaving the Staples Centre with a few awards under her arm (or spilling out of her tiny purse) because she's nominated in eight categories including Best Album, Song and Record of the Year.
It'll also be 18-year-old Billie Eilish's first time performing at the awards ceremony and just a couple of days after taking out the number one spot in the Triple J Hottest 100.
Usher, Sheila E. (Prince Tribute)
It's been four years since the world lost Prince and this year, his iconic drummer Sheila E. will be paying tribute to the Purple One with help from Usher.
That absolutely huge lineup also includes performances from H.E.R., the Jonas Brothers, Gwen Stefani, Tyler, the Creator, Camila Cabello, a tribute to 'Fame' and Bonnie Raitt.
Plus, artists including Shania Twain, Common, Dua Lipa, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Bebe Rexha on presenter duty.
We'll see you back here at midday on Monday, January 27 for all the latest on the 62nd Grammy Awards!
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