The 2020 Grammy Awards will be hosted by Alicia Keys, who might once again bless us with a riveting introductory performance. The full list of performers has been finalized and includes all your favorite queens, such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and
Ariana Grande. Grande’s attendance is notable as she cancelled last year due to a disagreement with Grammy producers over which songs she could sing, so we’re finally gonna get the performance we missed out on.
It’s worth mentioning that there’s already some drama brewing behind the scenes of the awards show due to the Recording Academy’s newly-minted
president and CEO, Deborah Dugan, being placed on administrative leave shortly before the ceremony. Will the show still run smoothly, or will the messy battle playing out with the Academy plague the evening?
Find out every artist that will hit the stage below. And if you’re suddenly rethinking your Sunday plans to make time to tune in, the 2020 Grammys will air live on CBS on Jan 26 at 8 p.m ET.
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Nominated for two awards, including the coveted Best New Artist award,
Rosalía will kick off 2020
with her first Grammy performance.
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Tyler, The CreatorRap provocateur Tyler, The Creator has one nomination for the evening for his album Igor, so we suspect he will pick a song from there to take to the stage with. Hope the censors are ready with the bleep button.
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The Jonas BrothersNominated for their song “Sucker,” the group will also be performing during the evening. The group recently topped several charts with their song “What A Man Gotta Do,” so we suspect some rendition of one or both will be performed.
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Lil Nas XWe’re still taking our horses to the “Old Town Road,” with Lil Nas X set to perform alongside Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, and BTS. The performance of the hit song, which is up for three nominations, feels like the perfect way to celebrate its success, win or lose.
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BTSYet another mark for the history books, BTS is set to become the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammys, when they join the stage alongside Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, and Lil Nas X. We suspect RM’s verse from the “Seoul Town Road” remix will be incorporated into the performance, but here’s hoping for BTS fans that the group will get to mix in one of their own songs.
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DJ KhaledDJ and producer DJ Khaled is nominated alongside John Legend for their song “Higher,” but the pair will instead be focused on honoring late rapper Nipsey Hussle with Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch, and YG.
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FKA TwigsHot on the heels of her new album, Magdalene, FKA Twigs announced that she will perform a Prince tribute alongside Usher and Sheila E.
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, Usher will be hitting the stage on Sunday alongside FKA Twigs and Sheila E. in a Prince tribute. Given the singer’s previous tribute performances to greats such as Michael Jackson, we’re certain he’s up to the task.
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Sheila E. World-famous percussionist and singer for The George Duke Band Sheila E. will be helping FKA Twigs and Usher pay tribute to Prince.
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Billy Ray CyrusNominated alongside Lil Nas X in three categories for their collaboration on “Old Town Road,” Cyrus will once again take to the stage to perform their hit single, this time accompanied by Diplo, Mason Ramsey, and BTS.
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DiploDJ and producer Diplo will likely keep transitions smooth for his fellow “Old Town Road” performers Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, and Mason Ramsey.
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Mason RamsayThe viral Walmart yodeling extraordinaire turned country singer will hit the stage at the Grammys for the first time with Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, and BTS to perform “Old Town Road.”
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Trombone ShortyThe multi-talented musician — he also plays the trumpet, drums, organ, and tuba — will be contributing to the In Memoriam music performance alongside The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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CommonWith more than 20 nominations and three wins, legendary rapper Common will take part in the Grammy tribute to executive producer Ken Ehrlich with a performance of the song “I Sing the Body Electric” from the musical Fame.
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Cyndi Lauper Grammy-award winning singer and ‘80s icon Cyndi Lauper is yet another performer who will join everyone honoring Ehrlich.
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John LegendThe EGOT himself John Legend will take to the stage to honor Nipsey Hussle with a performance of “The Marathon Continues” alongside Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG, as well as performing at another point during the night in a tribute to Ehrlich.
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The War & TreatyMichigan duo Michael and Tanya Trotter will join Lauper, Legend, and others in the Ken Ehrlich musical tribute.
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Tanya TuckerGuess the matching suits might even make an appearance on stage, as now Tanya Tucker will be performing after fellow song collaborator and performer Brandi Carlile joked that she wanted to wear matching suits. Both women are nominated for their work on the song “Bring My Flowers Now.”
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Charlie WilsonThirteen-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist Charlie Wilson will hit the stage on Sunday. While he’s up not up for any awards this time, we’ll gladly take any of his sultry discography.
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Meek MillMeek Mill will take to the stage as part of a tribute to Nipsey Hussle with DJ Khaled, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch, and YG.
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Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch will round out the tribute stage to his friend and co-nominee Nipsey Hussle for their song “Racks in the Middle.”
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Ben PlattTony and Grammy-award winner Ben Platt will complete the star-studded tribute performance to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich.
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Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt will perform a tribute to John Prine, who is receiving a Lifetime Achievement award for his achievements in singing and songwriting.
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Gary Clark Jr.Blues-rock musician Gary Clark Jr. will be performing a remix of his single “This Land” with everyone’s favorite live band, The Roots. He’s up for four awards, including three nominations for “This Land.”
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The RootsKnown for their expert live performances, The Roots will be assisting Gary Clark Jr. in a remix of his Grammy-nominated single “This Land.”
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The Preservation Hall Jazz BandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be joined by Trombone Shorty for this year’s heartfelt music to the In Memoriam segment of the evening.
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Run-DMCGiven their hit single with fellow performers and MusiCares honorary performers Aerosmith, we expect “Walk This Way” at some point during the tribute to Aerosmith.
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Kirk FranklinGospel legend Kirk Franklin will contribute to the performance of Nipsey Hussle’s “The Marathon Continues” tribute performance.
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Lang LangClassical pianist Lang Lang is part of the Ehrlich tribute, so we suspect he’ll use his excellent adaptation skills that he honed with his Metallica performance to make classical sound modern.
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Joshua BellClassical violinist Joshua Bell is set to perform as part of a musical tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, while he is up for one nomination for his instrument solo “Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26.”
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Ariana Grande With five nominations and a performance, Grande fans are in for a real treat. In particular, Grande has a depth of songs to choose from, including “7 rings,” which is nominated for Record of the Year, and any of her other hits from thank u, next, which is nominated for Album of the Year.
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Lizzo Queen Lizzo has had one of the best years ever and the glow up is so real that in addition to snagging the most nominations of any artist of the night — eight total, with four main category nominations — she’s also going to perform. Win or lose her actual awards, Lizzo has already won the 2020 Grammy Awards show.
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Billie Eilish Yet another rookie who had an extremely great year, Eilish is nominated for six Grammys, including four in the general categories for her song “Bad Guy” and her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. She has since released new songs, including a heartfelt love letter to her brother for his support entitled “Everything I Wanted.”
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Aerosmith Rock legends Aerosmith are set to perform a medley of their greatest hits and are the official recipients of the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Award. Over the years, Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charity organizations around the world, including MusiCares and vocalist Steven Tyler’s philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund, which supports young women who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.
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Gwen Stefani & Blake SheltonQueen Gwen is not nominated for the evening, but she will be there supporting her husband, Blake Shelton, who is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance with his song “God’s Country.” The couple recently released a duet entitled “Nobody But You,” so we wouldn’t be surprised if they chose that as the song to perform.