With just a few weeks lefts before the 62nd annual Grammy Awards invades Los Angeles, the first round of performers has been announced.
On Wednesday (Jan. 8), the Recording Academy revealed that Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Aerosmith will take the stage during this year’s event set to take place at the end of January.
Lizzo and Eilish will not only make their performance debut during the live telecast but are also nominated for a slew of awards.
The “Truth Hurts” crooner is nominated for a total of eight awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Not too far behind is Eilish, who received a total of six nominations, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.
While Stefani and Shelton have been to the Grammys (and won some) on their own, the duo will reportedly make their debut as a couple on stage with a duet. We’re going to assume they’re going to perform their collaborative track, “Nobody But You.”
Because it wouldn’t be an award show without bringing in some
gratuitous iconic musicians, the Recording Academy announced that Aerosmith will take the stage to perform a medley of their hits. This gig marks the group’s return to the Grammys stage, 29 years after their debut at the 33rd Grammy Awards in 1991.
In addition to the performance, the four-time Grammy winners will be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person (shouldn’t it be persons?) of the Year.
The MusiCares Person of the Year honor recognizes the group for their philanthropic efforts over the past five decades as well as their influence in the music world.
The 2020 Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The show begins at 8 p.m.ET/ 5 p.m. PT and airs on CBS.
Alicia Keys will once again take over hosting duties during this year’s event.