The 57th Annual Grammy Awards continues its tradition of producing standout musical collaborations, universally known as “GRAMMY Moments.” This year’s pairings include current nominees Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, a musical couple whose respective songbooks have entertained audiences for a combined 70-plus years; nominees Hozier and Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J and vocal legend Tom Jones; and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine with singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani in a never-before-seen performance.
They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Common with John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher and Pharrell Williams. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL Cool J returns as host. The music industry’s premier event takes place Sunday, February 8th from 8-11:30 pm, live ET/delayed PT at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.
“Throughout the years, the GRAMMY Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “This year is no different, and once again promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries.”
“Musical collaborations have become a GRAMMY staple and the best part is that artists now suggest many of these duets themselves,” said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “I’m very excited about this year’s special segments and believe they’ll be talked about for a long time to come.”
“Musical collaborations have become a GRAMMY staple and the best part is that artists now suggest many of these duets themselves.”
Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tony Bennett and five-time GRAMMY Award winner Lady Gaga are nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Cheek To Cheek.
Hozier is up for Song Of The Year for “Take Me To Church.”
Jessie J is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Bang Bang” (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).
Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Annie Lennox is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Nostalgia.
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