Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith, Usher, Pharrell Added To Grammy Performers On 'Music's Biggest Night'
January 21, 2015 at 12:17 PM (PT)
GRAMMY winner MIRANDA LAMBERT, eight-time winner USHER, and two of this year's leading nominees, SAM SMITH and PHARRELL WILLIAMS, with six nominations apiece, will performon this year's 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS telecast, FEBRUARY 8th on CBS, live from THE STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES. In addition, GRAMMY winners COMMON and JOHN LEGEND will perform "Glory" from the film "Selma."
They join previously announced performers AC/DC, ERIC CHURCH, ARIANA GRANDE, MADONNA and ED SHEERAN. JESSIE J will also perform a duet with veteran TOM JONES, as revealed on last SUNDAY's AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME between the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS and INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
Two-time GRAMMY winner COMMON is up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Blak Majik" featuring JHENE AIKO and Best Rap Album for "Nobody's Smiling."
LAMBERT has four nominations: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Automatic," Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Somethin' Bad" with CARRIE UNDERWOOD, and Best Country Album for "Platinum."
Nine-time GRAMMY winner LEGEND has two nominations: Best Pop Solo Performance for "All Of Me" (Live) and Best Rap Song for "Bound 2."
Making his GRAMMY stage debut will be SMITH, one of this year's top nominees, who is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "In The Lonely Hour"; and Best New Artist.
Also performing is seven-time GRAMMY winner and fellow top nominee PHARRELL WILLIAMS, who holds six nominations, including Album Of The Year for his own "G.I.R.L.", and as producer on BEYONCE's"BEYONCE" and ED SHEERAN's "X; Best Pop Solo Performance for "Happy (Live)"; Best Music Video for "Happy"; and Best Urban Contemporary Album for "G.I.R.L."
GRAMMY winner USHER is up for four awards this year: Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "New Flame" (with CHRIS BROWN & RICK ROSS); and Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "Good Kisser."