The 2018 Grammys will have a who’s who of the music industry taking the stage at Madison Square Garden. Find out who’s performing at the Grammy Awards below!
For the first time in 15 years, the Grammys are being held at Madison Square Garden. The Recording Academy has planned a three-and-a-half hour ceremony that will be jam-packed with performances from nominated artists and past winners. Gossip Cop would argue that some of the most special moments at the annual event are borne out of collaborations, and there’s some pretty amazing ones lined up for this year’s show.
DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller are set for a performance of “Wild Thoughts,” while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee will be on hand to perform “Despacito.” While Justin Bieber won’t be joining them, they will be accompanied by Zuleyka Rivera, who appeared in the hit song’s music video. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar and U2 are expected to open the show with a performance of their joint track, “American Soul,” and possibly a version of “Get Out Of Your Own Way.”
Bruno Mars and Cardi B will show some “Finesse,” while Miley Cyrus will have the honor of singing an Elton John classic with the legend himself. In addition, Maren Morris, Erich Church and Brothers Osborne will be paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas concert shooting. And Kesha will be teaming up with Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels and Cyndi Lauper for a triumphant performance of “Praying.”
Other duets will include Gary Clark Jr. with Jon Batiste and Chris Stapleton with Emmylou Harris. The former pair will be doing a special tribute in honor of Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, both of whom died in the last year. In what is also sure to be a poignant segment, Logic will perform his suicide prevention song, “1-800-273-8255,” with Khalid and Alessia Cara.
The roster of performers also includes Sam Smith, Little Big Town, SZA, Lady Gaga, Sting, Pink, Childish Gambino (also known as Donald Glover), Ben Platt and Patti Lupone. Unfortunately, Jay-Z, who is this year’s leading nominee and the Industry Icon award recipient, is not expected to grab the mic. And while also not performing, a number of beloved music artists will be making appearances to serve as presenters. That list includes John Legend, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Tony Bennett, Eve and Hailee Steinfeld. Gossip Cop will have full coverage. Pictured above are Lamar and SZA at the 2016 Grammys.
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