2015 was one of the biggest years for music in recent history, so why not have the two musicians responsible for making it so enormous perform at music’s biggest night? This year’s Grammy Awards will see performances from Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Little Big Town, just to name a few.
Adele’s recent album 25 has sold 8 million copies since being released in November and has made up a large portion of 2015’s album sales. Because Adele’s album was released in November 2015, it won’t be considered for a Grammy until the 2017 ceremony; she missed the cut-off date to be considered for this year’s awards by about a month. However, President Obama’s favorite rapper, Kendrick Lamar, leads this year’s awards with 11 nominations for To Pimp A Butterfly, while The Weeknd and Taylor Swift have 10 each.
Recording Academy’s CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement, “This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night. We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honoring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances.”
The 2016 Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 15 and will be broadcast live on both coasts for the first time.