JUSTIN BIEBER, DIPLO, AND SKRILLEX TO TAKE THE GRAMMY® STAGE
IN THEIR FIRST LIVE TV PERFORMANCE
NOMINEE CHRIS STAPLETON TO PAY TRIBUTE
TO BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING WITH GRAMMY WINNERS
GARY CLARK JR. AND BONNIE RAITT
NOMINEE PITBULL TO COLLABORATE WITH
TRAVIS BARKER, ROBIN THICKE, AND SPECIAL GUESTS
IN AN UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE
ALICE COOPER, JOHNNY DEPP, AND JOE PERRY OF THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES MAKE TELEVISION DEBUT
ON THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016) — Music's Biggest Night® just got bigger with can't-miss moments and more than 11 new performers just added to the star-studded lineup. Nominee Justin Bieber will join fellow nominees Diplo and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY®-nominated hit "Where Are Ü Now," marking the duo known as Jack Ü's first live television performance. Album Of The Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will light the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke, and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry promise an electric television debut with their rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires.
Previously announced performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of "Hamilton," Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to host Music's Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Justin Bieber is currently nominated for Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Diplo and Skrillex.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Diplo, who is nominated for three awards this year: Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber and Skrillex; Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü with Skrillex; and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album for Dale.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for six-time GRAMMY winner Skrillex. Skrillex is up for two awards this year: Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber and Diplo; and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü with Diplo.
Chris Stapleton is up for four awards this year: Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Traveller; and Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Traveller."
A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY-nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and GRAMMY-winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY-winner Matt Sorum on drums, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the Hollywood Vampires' self-titled album will benefit The Recording Academy's health and human services charity, MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.
Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY winner, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient B.B. King died at age 89 in May 2015. King's discography totaled more than 50 albums, including 1965's Live At The Regal, one of four King recordings to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.