February 7, 2017


2017 GRAMMYs Performers List: Lady Gaga & Metallica to Duet, Katy Perry Also Joins

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Update (2/8): Prince and George Michael tributes have been officially announced for the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards, although no details are available. Here's what Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow had to offer:

"George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma. While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage."

Update (2/7): Lady Gaga is hitting the GRAMMYs this year as well, in a collaborative performance with Metallica, Rolling Stone reports. The Recording Academy also announced on Tuesday the additions of Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Graham and Tony-winning actress Cynthia Erivo, who will join John Legend for the In Memoriam segment. A celebration of the Bee Gees—for Saturday Night Fever's 40th anniversary—will come from Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly. Last night, Katy Perry was added.

Complete updated list of 2017 GRAMMY Awards performers:
Beyoncé (heavily rumored)
Lady Gaga & Metallica
Chance the Rapper
The Weeknd & Daft Punk
Bruno Mars
Alicia Keys & Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban
John Legend & Cynthia Erivo
Anderson .Paak & A Tribe Called Quest
Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day & Tori Kelly
Gary Clark Jr. & William Bell
Sturgill Simpson
Kelsea Ballerini
Lukas Graham

Update (2/6): Just announced by The Recording Academy on Twitter (see below), Katy Perry is joining the already-impressive list of GRAMMYs performers for this Sunday's show! The tweet features a brand-new promo shot of the megastar with a new blonde 'do, which she also updated all her social profiles with shortly after. Can we assume Katy will kick off a new era and/or unveil a new single at this Sunday's GRAMMY Awards? Here's hoping...

Update (2/3): Dave Grohl actually isn't performing at the 2017 GRAMMYs after all. "Unfortunately, our announcement was made prematurely," the Recording Academy tells Billboard, adding that they "sincerely apologize to all parties involved for our error."

Update (2/2, Pt. 2): Beyoncé is reportedly the newest addition to the already massive GRAMMY Awards performers list, according to Entertainment Tonight sources. The singer (who recently announced she's pregnant with twins) joins Chance the RapperThe WeekndAdele, John Legend and more for the big night. 

The Recording Academy have yet to announce who will be paying tribute to Prince at the ceremony, but adding Bey to the roster could be a big hint.

(Update 2/2): Chance the Rapper, the dude who successfully pushed the GRAMMY Awards to recognize independent artists who give their music away for free, will perform at the show’s 59th annual iteration. (Read yesterday's Fuse Future Black History Month spotlight about Chance right here.) Also joining the GRAMMY performers list today: Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark Jr., Little Big Town, and William Bell. Read on to see everyone who’s playing.

Update (1/31): We're a little less than two weeks out from the 2017 GRAMMYs, and the performers list keeps growing. Today the Recording Academy has announced the 59th annual ceremony will also feature collaborative performances from The Weeknd and Daft Punk (which Pitchfork notes will be the French dance-robots' first live appearance since the 2014 GRAMMYs), Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, and A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak and Dave Grohl.

Update (1/25): Now Bruno Mars is playing the 2017 GRAMMYs, too! The show goes down Sunday, Feb. 12. Scroll onward for the rest of the performers!

Update (1/20): Adele will also be performing at the GRAMMY Awards, the Recording Academy confirmed this morning. See their Twitter announcement below:

The 2017 GRAMMYs are just under a month away and a handful of the big night's performers has just been revealed. John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will all take the stage at the 59th annual awards show.

These artists are no stranger to the GRAMMYs, as Billboard points out, they scored 29 awards among them throughout their careers. This year, Metallica is up for Best Rock Song for "Hardwired," Underwood landed a Best Country Solo Performance nod for "Church Bells," and Urban has three nominations including one for Best Country Album.

Beyoncé took the nominations lead with nine categories, while Adele isn't too far behind with five of her own (check out the full list here). Look out for the 2017 GRAMMYs, hosted by James Corden, live on Feb. 12 from Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Before then, flip through our Grammys reaction rankings list and watch D.R.A.M. react to his "Broccoli" Grammy nomination with Fuse below: