Grammys 2018: Who is performing? U2, Kendrick Lamar, Kesha all set to appear
The live performers for 2018's Grammy Awards have been revealed.
Sting, U2, Pink, Kesha, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, SZA, Little Big Town and Lady Gaga are all slated to play at this year's ceremony.
The Recording Academy has also revealed that several artists will team up for duets: Miley Cyrus and Elton John are going to perform together, as are Bruno Mars and Cardi B (likely for their hit remix of Mars’ song “Finesse”), and Emmylou Harris and Chris Stapleton.
The duo behind one of the biggest hits of 2017 (and all time) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - are expected to take the stage with Zuleyka Rivera for a performance of “Despacito”. Fans can also expect a live appearance from Rihanna, Bryson Tiller and DJ Khaled, who collaborated on the Latin-influenced track “Wild Thoughts”.
Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid’s joint performance will feature both suicide attempt survivors and suicide loss survivors, according to the Recording Academy. Their song “1-800-273-8255”, which aims to raise awareness of suicide prevention, is nominated for "Song of the Year."
The awards show will pay tribute to late musicians Chuck Berry and Fats Domino with a joint performance from Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste of the band Stay Human.
Country music stars Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne will together pay tribute to victims who died at recent live music events, according to the Recording Academy.
Broadway singers Patti LuPone and Ben Platt will perform in honour of the show's return to New York City — and also as a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein, the latter of whom composed the music for West Side Story.
LuPone is set to sing “Don't Cry for Me Argentina” from “Evita,” whose music was written by Lloyd Webber.
The ceremony will be hosted by James Corden and will take place at Madison Square Garden on 28 January. It will be the first time the awards have been held in New York City in 15 years.
See the complete list of 2018 Grammy nominees here.