The Recording Academy just announced the first batch of performers for music’s biggest night!
On February 10, the Recording Academy will be honoring music’s best at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Grammy nominees Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves are among the illustrious stars gracing the stage with their performances.
Cardi B received five nominations this year – including Record Of The Year for “I Like It”, Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for her debut full-length, Invasion Of Privacy, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You” and Best Rap Performance for “Be Careful.”
Two-time Grammy winner and current nominee, Kacey, who is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour, Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy,” will also be performing, as well as two-time Grammy nominee Janelle, who’s up for Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer and Best Music Video for “PYNK.”
Camila, who’s up for two awards – Best Pop Solo Performance for “Havana [Live]” and Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut album, Camila – will be making her Grammy performance debut.
Another first-time Grammy performer is Shawn, who has received nods for Song Of The Year for “In My Blood” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Shawn Mendes.
Joining the line-up are first-time Grammy nominees Dan + Shay – nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Tequila”; and Post Malone – with four nods, including Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Rockstar” with 21 Savage, Album Of The Year for Beerbongs & Bentleys and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Better Now.”
The 61st Grammy Awards will be hosted by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” she said in a news release from the Recording Academy on Tuesday (January 15). “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic.”
“I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!” she added. “It’s going up on Feb. 10!”
Alicia will be the first woman to host the awards show in 14 years – since Queen Latifah emceed in 2005. The awards show didn’t have a host from 2006 to 2011, then LL Cool J hosted for five years in a row. The last two years was hosted by James Corden.