Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex to Take the GRAMMY® Stage
in Their First Live TV Performance
Nominee Chris Stapleton to Pay Tribute to Blues Legend B.B. King with
GRAMMY Winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt
Nominee Pitbull to Collaborate with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke, and
Special Guests in an Unforgettable Performance
Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry of the Hollywood Vampires
Make Television Debut on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®
Music’s Biggest Night® —
Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Music’s Biggest Night® just got bigger with can’t-miss
moments and more than 11 new performers just added to the star-studded
lineup. Nominee Justin Bieber will join fellow nominees Diplo
and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY®-nominated hit
“Where Are Ü Now,” marking the duo known as Jack Ü‘s
first live television performance. Album Of The Year nominee Chris
Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY winners Gary Clark
Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary
blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will light
the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin
Thicke, and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny
Depp, and Joe Perry promise an electric television debut with
their rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires.
Previously announced performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra
Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of “Hamilton,”
Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar,
Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to
host Music’s Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place
at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual
GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1
surround sound on the CBS
Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Justin Bieber is currently nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Where
Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for
Diplo, who is nominated for three awards this year: Best Dance Recording
for “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Skrillex; Best
Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü with
Skrillex; and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album for Dale.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for six-time
GRAMMY winner Skrillex. Skrillex is up for two awards this year: Best
Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Diplo; and
Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Chris Stapleton is up for four awards this year: Album Of The Year and
Best Country Album for Traveller; and Best Country Solo
Performance and Best Country Song for “Traveller.”
A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The
Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY-nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and
GRAMMY-winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY-winner Matt
Sorum on drums, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on
guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the
Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled album will benefit The Recording
Academy’s health and human services charity, MusiCares,
which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery
resources for music people in need.
Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY winner, and Recording Academy
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient B.B. King died at age 89 in May
2015. King’s discography totaled more than 50 albums, including 1965’s Live
At The Regal, one of four King recordings to be inducted into the
GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for
The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J.
Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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