The "Hello" singer and "Alright" rapper have a few weeks left to rehearse for music's big night

By Nick Maslow
Updated January 20, 2016 11:05 AM
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Adele will have to wait until next year’s Grammy Awards for her new album 25 to be nominated, but that’s not going to stop the English diva from taking over this year’s show.

On Wednesday, organizers announced the first round of artists who will dominate the Grammy stage on Feb. 15 – and the “Hello” singer is on the list.

Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Little Big Town are also lined up to perform their hits, while MusiCares’ person of the year Lionel Richie will receive a special tribute.

Lamar leads the pack of stellar nominees, which were announced in December. With 11 nods, the rapper has the second most nominations in one year ever. And he’s not disappointed about being second to Michael Jackson, who nabbed 12 nominations thanks to Thriller in 1984.

“I’m still soaking that all in,” Lamar told The New York Times in December. “Michael will forever be the greatest.”

The “Alright” rapper added: “I’m glad it was at 11. I would never want to even think about putting myself on the same level as Michael, simply because I haven’t put in the work that he did. It couldn’t be a better number.”