The Recording Academy will unite four artists across the country, pop, and R&B music communities to salute four-time GRAMMY winner Lionel Richie on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Meghan Trainor will take audiences on a musical journey through the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year’s songbook, spanning Commodores-era classics to memorable hits that earned Richie a GRAMMY Award for Album Of The Year in 1984. As part of the segment, Richie will also take the stage to join the artists in performing a special collaborative rendition of one of his all-time classics.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J will host the GRAMMYs for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, February 15th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Bryan, Lovato, and Trainor will each make their GRAMMY debuts this year.
Nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend is up for four awards: Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Glory”; and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “One Man Can Change The World.”
Meghan Trainor is nominated for Best New Artist this year.
Four-time GRAMMY winner Lionel Richie is the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. MusiCares, The Recording Academy’s affiliated health and human services charity, provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need. Since it was established in 1989, MusiCares has provided more than $40 million in direct financial assistance, and helped nearly 80,000 people.
The Grammys airs February 15th on CBS
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