The first slate of performers for the 2018 Grammy Awards is finally announced.
On Thursday, The Recording Academy announced that Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, P!nk, and country group Little Big Town are a few of the artists that are set to take the stage in New York City for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
To mark the Grammy's return to New York City, two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone, and Broadway's Ben Platt will pay tribute to Broadway composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. LuPone will reprise her 1981 Grammy performance of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," while Ben Platt will perform a song from Bernstein's West Side Story.
Childish Gambino Leads With The Most Nominations
While Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino, and Little Big Town will take the stage, all of them have been nominated for a Grammy.
Childish Gambino, formerly known as Donald Glover, is up for five nominations, including Record of the Year for "Redbone" and Album of the Year for Awaken, My Love. This is also Gambino's first time performing at the star-studded award show.
In June 2017, the producer announced that he decided to retire from music. However, he has currently been working with rappers such as Quavo and Lil Yatchy.
The director has also been busy working on his hit television show Atlanta. The comedy series made its debut on Sept. 6, 2016, and received two Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series and Best Actor. Gambino also received two Emmy Awards for his role in the hit series, one for Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series and Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series.
Little Big Town comes right behind Childish Gambino with three nominations. The country group has been nominated for Best Country Album for The Breaker and Best Country Song and Duo/Group Performance for "Better Man."
Lady Gaga And P!nk Return To The Grammys
Lady Gaga scored two nominations, one for Best Pop Vocal Album for her latest album Joanne and Best Pop Solo Performance for her single, "Million Reasons."
As for P!nk, the pop singer secured a nomination for Best Solo Performance for her single "What About Us." Pink's latest album Beautiful Trauma was released after the nominations cut-off date.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by comedian James Cordon and will air on CBS at 7:30 p.m. E.T.