It has been announced on Thursday by The Recording Academy that several artists such as pop stars Lady Gaga, Pink, rapper Childish Gambino as well as the country group Little Big Town will be performing at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
James Corden of ‘The Last Late Show’ will be hosting the show who was replaced the by the Grammy’s perennial host LL Cool J. which will take place on 28th January 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, after a 15-year long run in Los Angeles. Six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga was still nominated for best pop vocal album ‘Joanne’ and the sophomore single “Million Reasons” is nominated for best pop solo performance while Pink has been nominated for the best solo performance in her latest album “Beautiful Trauma” and her best pop solo performance for “What About Us”.
Childish Gambino is nominated for five awards including album of the year as well as the best contemporary album for “Awaken, My Love!” and his single “Redbone’ has been nominated for record of the year, best R&B song as well as best traditional R&B performance. Little Big Town has been nominated for country artist-turned-pop star Taylor Swift written “Better Man” and best country album “The Breaker”. Two-time Grammy winner as well as Tony Award winner Patti LuPone— who has fronted the original 1979 Broadway production of ‘Evita’— reprises her role of Eva Peron for singing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” during the program.
Ben Platt has been nominated in the best musical theatre album category for “Dear Evan Hansen” from ‘West Side Story’ during the Broadway tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein’s music. Jay-Z will be honored for his musical contributions and his philanthropic work in this year’s gala on 27th January. On 25th January, Alicia Keys, as well as her record producer husband Swizz Beats, will be celebrated as the group’s annual honorees for their artistic accomplishments by The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing.