January 27, 2016


GRAMMY Awards Add Tori Kelly, James Bay, Ellie Goulding as Performers

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for A+E Networks
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for A+E Networks

The 2016 GRAMMY Awards will be home to a handful of duets, it was announced on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27). 

James Bay will perform with fellow best new artist nominee Tori KellyEllie Goulding will team up with Andra Day; and Carrie Underwood will help guide country youngster Sam Hunt on the stage.

All six new performers are GRAMMY nominees: Bay is up for three awards, including best rock song for “Hold Back The River,” while Andra Day is nominated for two R&B awards and Ellie Goulding got a nod for “Love Me Like You Do” in the pop field. Hunt is another best new artist nominee, while Underwood can win her eighth GRAMMY for “Little Toy Guns,” which is up for best country solo performance.

"I've had a lot of unbelievable moments in the past year, but I genuinely didn't expect I'd get to add ‘performing at The GRAMMYs’ to the list,” Bay said in a statement. “Not only that, but I get to share the stage with Tori Kelly, one of the greatest new voices in music."

"I've been such a huge fan of James & I think he's just such a great guy,” Kelly added. “I’m looking forward to performing with someone who will be just as stoked as I am to be at the Grammys for the first time."

AdeleKendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, the WeekndJustin Bieber and Pitbull are among the previously announced performers for this year’s ceremony. The GRAMMYs will air live on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15.