The Recording Academy has announced the latest group of recording artists to participate at this year's milestone 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Sir Elton And Miley
Among the artists that were revealed today as Grammy performers were Sir Elton John and The Voice coach Miley Cyrus. The Recording Academy also announced that the duo would perform together for the first time. The "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" singer is expected to sing some of his iconic songs and will feature a cameo appearance by the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
Elton John has a good track record with picking out talent to duet with on the Grammy stage. He performed "Philadelphia Freedom" with the Backstreet Boys in 2000 and made headlines with Eminem when they performed "Stan" together in 2001. John also performed with Lady Gaga at the 2010 awards and with Ed Sheeran at the 2013 awards.
Two nights after the Grammys conclude the Recording Academy will honor Elton John with a massive tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. Cyrus along with John Legend, Keith Urban, Kesha, Little Big Town, and Miranda Lambert are among the artists that are scheduled to participate at Elton John: I'm Still Standing tribute concert, which will air sometime later this year on CBS.
Kendrick Celebrates Damn
Rapper Kendrick Lamar will continue to represent the hip-hop community on music's biggest night. Lamar, who has been nominated seven Grammy awards for his album Damn, is scheduled to open the show. However, the Recording Academy has not stated what songs Lamar will perform at the ceremony.
Future 2019 Nominees?
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith will also be performing at the ceremony as well. Smith, who released his sophomore album, The Thrill of it All late last year, might be preparing the audience for the 2019 Grammy Awards. Smith missed the deadline for the Recording Academy for his album to be considered for this year's Grammy Awards.
Another act that might be competing against Smith could be rock band U2. The band released their latest record, Songs of Experience, near the end of 2017. U2 is also scheduled to perform at the 60th Grammy Awards.
An All-Star Setlist
A plethora of artists are scheduled to join Cyrus, Elton John, Lamar, Smith, and U2 at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars and Cardi B are expected to debut their remix to Mars' song: "Finesse." Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are also expected to perform their hit collaboration: "Despacito," which is nominated for several Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Broadway superstars and Tony winners Patti LuPone and Ben Platt are expected to perform several musical numbers to mark the Grammy Awards' return to New York City. Also, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, and P!nk are also scheduled to perform. The Recording Academy is also expected to carve out a segment to honor the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, which include Neil Diamond, Queen, and Tina Turner.
The Late Late Show host James Corden will return for hosting duties for the second year in the row as the Grammys will go live from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.