It’s Collab-Paradise At This Year’s Grammy Awards
With even more epic performances announced today, the Grammys are getting us excited for far more beyond anticipated makeup and outfits on the red carpet! After perusing the stacked list of talented musicians, that crazy Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show last weekend was just an appetizer for what’s to come.
The show is collab-paradise per usual, with promised acts from Beck alongside Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin (rockers rejoice) as well as a duet with the always-amazing Mary J. Blige and English tear-jerker Sam Smith. Grammy winners Herbie Hancock, Questlove, and the oh so sexy John Mayer will be performing alongside our favorite ginger, Ed Sheeran. Can you already feel the goosebumps emerge?! Also performing with Sheeran later on in the show will be the 70s band, Jeff Lynne’s ELO (umm MR. BLUE SKY, ANYONE?!) which I personally am predicting to be absolutely unreal.
Previously released performances include Coachella headliner AC/DC, who will be rocking onstage solo dolo and will probably result in our parents starting up their inevitable rant about how their tunes are REAL music (blah, blah, blah) but obviously worth the lecture. Anyone who is a fan of the powerful film Selma will be delighted to find that Common and John Legend will be performing their collaborative track, “Glory”, right after the Queen Bey is done causing the crowd to cry with the powerful song “Take My Hand Precious Lord”. We are also peeing our pants over the fact that Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye will all be taking stage together, which will certainly be a moment that will leave a mark in music history forever.
Other exciting and confirmed performances include: Pharrell Williams, Usher, Madonna, Gwen Stefani with Adam Levine, Miranda Lambert, Jessie J with Tom Jones, Hozier with Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, Eric Church, Sia, Juanes, Lang Lang, and Brandy Clark with Dwight Yoakam. So grab your gals, a bottle of wine (per BFF), and a comfy seat on the couch. You have a long, magical Sunday ahead of you.