ALL-STAR GRAMMY® MOMENT TO FEATURE GRAMMY WINNERS HERBIE HANCOCK, JOHN MAYER, QUESTLOVE, CURRENT NOMINEE ED SHEERAN, AND THE LEGENDARY JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2015) — The latest performers for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast have been announced and include GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Beck, who will perform a song from his GRAMMY-nominated album alongside Chris Martin, who holds three nominations this year with Coldplay; nine-time GRAMMY winner and nominee Mary J. Blige, set to duet with Sam Smith, one of this year’s top nominees; country music singer/songwriter and nominee Brandy Clark performing with two-time GRAMMY winner Dwight Yoakam; GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Questlove in a special performance with current nominee Ed Sheeran; two-time GRAMMY winner, 20-time Latin GRAMMY winner and current nominee Juanes; internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, who will add his musicality to one of this year’s most infectious songs; the recently reunited, legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO, set to perform with Ed Sheeran; and current four-time GRAMMY nominee singer/songwriter Sia. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Three-time GRAMMY winner Beck is nominated for four awards: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for Morning Phase; and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Blue Moon.”
Nine-time GRAMMY winner Mary J. Blige is up for Best Dance Recording for “F For You” with Disclosure.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Brandy Clark, who is up for two awards: Best New Artist and Best Country Album for 12 Stories.
Two-time GRAMMY winner and 20-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes is up for Best Latin Pop Album for Loco De Amor (Crazy About Love).
Seven-time GRAMMY winner Chris Martin holds three nominations with Coldplay: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “A Sky Full Of Stars,” Best Pop Vocal Album for Ghost Stories, and Best Music Film for Ghost Stories.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for Australian singer/songwriter Sia, who is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Music Video for “Chandelier.”
Previously announced performers include GRAMMY-winning band AC/DC; current nominees and GRAMMY winners Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga; nominee Eric Church; nominees and GRAMMY winners Common with John Legend; nominee Ariana Grande; nominees Hozier with GRAMMY winner Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J with GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; GRAMMY winner and nominee Miranda Lambert; GRAMMY winners Adam Levine with GwenStefani; seven-time GRAMMY winner Madonna; GRAMMY winner Rihanna with GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney and Kanye West; nominee Ed Sheeran, nominee Sam Smith; nominee and eight-time GRAMMY winner Usher, and nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams.
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
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