Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes added as Grammy performances

The Recording Academy adds its final round of performers to the stellar lineup of more than 30 artists, set to perform at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her GRAMMY-nominated album, 1989. Four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander, and two-time nominee Miguel are also set to take the stage on Music’s Biggest Night.

Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin Bieber; Jackson Browne; Luke Bryan; Gary Clark Jr.; Andra Day; Diplo; Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast of “Hamilton”; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Sam Hunt; Tori Kelly; Lady Gaga; Kendrick Lamar; John Legend; Little Big Town; Demi Lovato; Pitbull; Bonnie Raitt; Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin Thicke; Meghan Trainor; Carrie Underwood; and The Weeknd.

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.

Current four-time nominees Alabama Shakes are up for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album (Sound & Color); and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (“Don’t Wanna Fight”).

Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Joey Alexander is nominated for two GRAMMYs: Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“Giant Steps”) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album (My Favorite Things).

GRAMMY winner Miguel has two nominations this year: Best Urban Contemporary Album (Wildheart) and Best R&B Song (“Coffee”) with Brook Davis.

Up for seven awards, including three in the General Field categories, seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift is one of this year’s top nominees. She is currently nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance (“Blank Space”); and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video (“Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar). This will be Swift’s second time opening the GRAMMY Awards. Previously, she opened the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013 performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The Grammys airs February 15th on CBS

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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