The 62 Annual Grammy Awards 2020 ceremony is a few hours away and to prepare you for what promises to be a wondrous occasion, we have compiled a list of all the performers slated to hit the grand stage.
Alicia Keys, the day after her 39th birthday, will be hosting the auspicious ceremony.
Big winners will be recognised, and those who have just joined the fray of stardom will be celebrated and honoured with those who are no longer with us.
Grammy Awards 2020: Who is performing?
In the midst of the ongoing drama at the headquarters of the Recording Academy, rumblings on the evening’s performance have raised a few eyebrows.
Pop sensation, Taylor Swift is nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, and yet sources inside her camp say she is not going to show up.
At this time, it is not clear if her no-show is a boycott linked to the ongoing debacle between the Academy and ex-Grammy Head, Deborah Dugan.
To cut a long story short, CNN reports that Dugan has filed a lawsuit against the Academy, alleging that she was unfairly dismissed following a complaint she a made about sexual harassment and shoddy Grammy nominations.
The news of Swift’s absence won’t hurt the evening’s proceedings, though. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about YG.
The West Coast rapper is reportedly part of a special Grammy Awards 2020 tribute performance to the late Nipsey Hussle.
However, on Friday, NBC News reported that YG was arrested in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, at around 04:00 (14:00 CAT). Details around his arrest are still sketchy but the rapper did manage to get out on R3.6-million ($250 000).
He should be able to join Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, John Legend and Roddy Ricch, on stage at the Grammy Awards 2020.
Here is the complete list of the ceremony’s performers:
- Billie Eilish
- Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
- Ariana Grande
- Demi Lovato
- Camila Cabello
- Brandi Carlile
- Jonas Brothers
- Bonnie Raitt
- Run DMC
- Tanya Tucker
- Tyler, The Creator
- Charlie Wilson
- Joshua Beli
- Gary Clark Jr
- Misty Copeland
- Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X
- Sheila E
- Kirk Franklin and the Nipsey Hussle tribute
- Lang Lang
- Cyndi Lauper
- Ben Platt
- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- Mason Ramsey
- The Roots
- The War and Treaty
- Trombone Shorty