Lady Gaga, Metallica mash-up and a Bees Gees tribute: Grammy 2017 performance roster
The performance roster for the 2017 Grammy Awards just got way more metal. Fresh off her Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, Lady Gaga will jam with Metallica on the show airing this Sunday 12 February 2017.
The news was leaked Monday night when a Gaga fan spotted a Grammy ad announcing the unlikely pairing with this tweet:
— Lady Gaga (@gagamonster96) February 7, 2017
The Recording Academy confirmed the collaboration too reports The Rolling Stone. Lady Gaga is a regular performer at the Grammys; she appeared at the ceremony last year to pay tribute to David Bowie. Metallica hasn't been on the show since 2014, when they performed the song 'One' with the classical pianist Lang Lang. Other big performers for the biggest awards night in music include Katy Perry who tweeted the news out with a raised hand emoji which echoed every music lover's excitement.
Grammy nominee Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly and country group Little Big Town will collaborate on a performance honoring the music of the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.
Also performing at Sunday’s ceremony will be John Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo, who will be singing a new arrangement of the Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows.' for the In Memorium segment.
Other performers include Alicia Keys collaborating with Maren Morris; Daft Punk and The Weeknd will join forces with the best new artist nominee and rapper Anderson and Paak who will perform at his very first Grammys alongside A Tribe Called Quest. Also joining the roster are Beyoncé, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Carrie Underwood.
The 2017 Grammy Awards premiere on 12 February 2017.