The stage is set for the 58th Grammy Awards, and this year’s performers list is highly impressive. Adele, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and Little Big Town are among the list of artists who are all set to perform at the Grammy this year. The biggest music night in the world will be held on February 15, 2016. Two of the major nominees are set to rule the stage with their performances. Kendrick Lamar, who leads this year’s Grammys with 11 nominations, will be performing his best tracks. His album “To Pimp A Butterfly” will go up against the Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” while Little Big Town is nominated in two categories, including Best Country Album.
Adele is ready to set fire to the stage at Grammy
Adele’s presence at this year’s Grammys comes as a shock to a lot of viewers. While her new album is ruling the charts and leading in numbers, she is not nominated in any category for this year’s Grammy Awards, because her album was released late in the year and will be considered for the 2017 Grammys.
But there is no denying that Adele has ruled the end of 2015 with her smash single, “Hello.” Even with no nominations, her album “25” is a clear winner that broke decade-old records. But if Adele is not nominated, then why is she performing at the Grammy Awards 2016? With her popularity, Adele’s presence will assure big TV ratings. She is a crucial part in the celebration of 2015 music.
In an official statement, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said, “This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night. We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honoring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances.” And it is not just the scheduled performers, but other shenanigans, too, that will make the ceremony more interesting.
The show will be aired live all over the world
Apart from all the stunning performances, it was also announced that the award ceremony will have a full-fledged tribute to Lionel Richie, who will be awarded as this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. Also, for the first time in the history of Grammy Awards, the ceremony will be broadcasted live in both the Eastern and Pacific time zones. This is a move taken to combat social media spoilers.
“We’ve discussed this with CBS for years, but a variety of factors came together this year, and we collectively agreed that we had the perfect opportunity to try a new model and see how viewers respond. I’m very pleased to share that, for the first time, west coast TV viewers will be able to watch the Grammy Awards live,” said Neil Portnow, Recording Academy CEO. People will surely look forward to ten-time Grammy Winner Adele’s performance, as this will be her first performance at the Grammys since 2012.
The Grammy Awards 2016 are much awaited and will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.