The 57th Grammy Awards are almost upon us and it looks like tonight’s show will feature an eclectic line-up of performances. According to ABC News, the ceremony is going to be chock full of duets, a highly buzzed about world debut, the return of Madonna and even legendary rock group AC/DC will be making their first time appearance on the Grammy stage.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will present the world debut live performance of their new song, “FourFiveSeconds.” Common and John Legend take the stage with “Glory” from the “Selma” soundtrack. Beyoncé will reportedly introduce “Glory” by singing “Take My Hand Precious Lord.” And Katy Perry will sing “By the Grace of God” (about her lowest point post-divorce), joined on stage by a domestic abuse survivor.
The Grammys also love their duets: Pairings include Beck and Chris Martin; Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith; Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam; Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; Hozier and Annie Lennox; Jessie J and Tom Jones; Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani. Plus, an ensemble performance from Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Questlove, Ed Sheeran and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
Don’t forget the performers lucky enough to grab a solo spot. Those would be Madonna; Juanes; Sia; AC/DC; Eric Church; Ariana Grande; Miranda Lambert; Ed Sheeran; Sam Smith; Usher and Pharrell Williams.
CBS is definitely planning for a packed show tonight and according to The Washington Post, this year’s ceremony will be available online for the first time ever:
For the first time, the show is available online or on mobile devices through the CBS All Access service — but only if you live in one of 14 specific cities. (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.)