The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show’s main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know that Kanye West will perform “FourFiveSeconds” alongside collaborators Rihanna and Paul McCartney, in addition to what’s being pegged in a press release as a “never-before-seen solo performance.” This could either mean Kanye is debuting a new song, or he’s just going to perform something that has never been performed live before. Let’s hope it’s the former.
Today it was announced that Beck will perform alongside Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Beck’s last record, Morning Phase, is up for Best Album this year. This duet is just one in a seemingly massive list of partnered performances: Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, Common with John Legend, Hozier with Annie Lennox, Jessie J with Tom Jones, Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani, and Sam Smith with Mary J. Blige. Pharrell, Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church, Katy Perry, and Usher are also slated to perform. There are rumors about Beyoncé’s participation in a tribute to the film Selma, but that has yet to be confirmed. The 57th annual Grammys air on Sunday, February 8 at 8 p.m. EST.
UPDATE: Beyoncé will perform the classic gospel song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to introduce John Legend and Common’s performance of “Glory,” a song that they wrote for the film Selma.