Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. Have Been Added to List of 2019 Grammy Performers
Music’s biggest night just keeps getting better and better.
The Recording Academy has announced that Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are joining the already star-studded set of artists who will be performing at the 61st Grammy Awards, which is set to take place on Feb. 10.
It was previously announced last week that Cardi B, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay, Janelle Monáe, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello would also be gracing the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Although most of the details about the performances are being kept under wraps, it has been announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be teaming up with Malone for a very special collaboration.
One of the artists, H.E.R., is a first-time Grammy nominee — scoring an impressive five nominations, including for album of the year and best new artist.
Rounding out the night of firsts, H.E.R., Carlile, Mendes and Cabello will all be making their performance debut at the annual awards show.
Many of the performers are also nominees, and Carlile leads the pack with six nominations, including album of the year and record of the year. Following close behind are Cardi and H.E.R., who each scored five nods, and Malone and Musgraves, a two-time Grammy winner, who have four.
Cabello, a former Fifth Harmony member, is up for two awards: best pop solo performances (“Havana”) and best pop vocal album. Mendes is also up for two (song of the year and best pop vocal album), as is Monáe — who will go up against Cardi, Malone and Musgraves in the album of the year category.
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“I’m soooo EXCITED,” Keys, 37, said in her announcement. “There’s so much in store and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see it ALL come to life.”
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it. And I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy,” she said in a video. “This is a first. It’s a first. It’s amazing. And I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited. I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity to give the light back [and] to lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated. To me, it feels like sister vibes.”
The nominees for the 2019 Grammys were announced back in December.
While Kendrick Lamar had the most (a total of eight nominations), this year’s crop of nominees features a strong female showing, with five of the eight 2019 album of the year nominees for 2019 by women.
It was also a big year for music in film as the soundtrack for Black Panther scored an album of the year nomination and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from A Star Is Born received four nominations, including record and song of the year. (Gaga scored five nominations herself.)
The 61st Grammy Awards will air on CBS Feb. 10.