Mary J Blige/Sam Smith and Beck/Chris Martin Among Many New Duets Added to Sunday’s GRAMMYs

No one’s complaining, but every year it seems like fewer actual awards are given out during the GRAMMYs. That’s because the show is always jam-packed with performances, including several one-off collaborations. And this morning, the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards added to the already-packed roster, announcing a plethora of all-star duets that will grace the stage at L.A.’s Staples Center this Sunday night.

Related: GRAMMYs Best New Artist: Mary J. Blige on Sam Smith

Mary J. Blige will perform alongside her collaborator and friend Sam Smith, while Beck will take the stage joined by Coldplay‘s Chris Martin. And country newcomer and Best New Artist nominee Brandy Clark will step into the lights alongside honky-tonk enthusiast (and GRAMMY winner) Dwight Yoakam.

Ed SheeranHerbie HancockJohn Mayer and Questlove will jam together, too—which is on top of Sheeran’s additional performance with Electric Light Orchestra mastermind/uber-producer Jeff Lynne. Also added to the bill are Juanes, classical pianist Lang Lang (following up his performance at last year’s GRAMMYs with Metallica) and Sia.

Related: GRAMMYs Album of the Year: Inside Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’

If you’re interested to see more of the actual awards being given out, you’ll want to check the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony (formerly known as the GRAMMY Pretelecast, or “Pre-Tel”) at GRAMMY.com/live at 3:30 pm EST/12:30 pm PT. That show will be hosted by Hunter Hayes, and it will also feature a few performances, including Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show and an all-star jazz quartet featuring Nathan East, Robert Glasper, Billy Hart, and Joe Lovano. The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will be offered on-demand on GRAMMY.com as for 30 days following the event.

The 57th annual GRAMMY Awards air live on Feb. 8 at 8 pm EST on CBS. 

 Read more about the GRAMMYs on Radio.com

 

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