Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino, Little Big Town Playing Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards, returning to New York for the first time in 15 years, has announced the first round of performers for the awards show including Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino and Little Big Town
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Lady Gaga performs at the worldwide premier of Gaga: Five Foot Two

The Jan. 28 event at Madison Square Garden will also feature nods to Broadway including Patti LuPone reprising her 1981 performance of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and Ben Platt performing a song from “West Side Story” in a Broadway tribute.

The show is hosted by James Corden.

This year’s awards nominees include performers Gaga and Pink, who are both up for best solo pop performance. Jay-Z is the top nominee with eight total nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar whose DAMN. album has led to seven nominations, Little Big Town with two, and Childish Gambino with five.

Lady Gaga was a powerhouse touring machine this year, landing her at No. 14 on Pollstar’s Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours.

Her 2017 touring grossed $85.7 million, selling more than 737,000 tickets with an average gross per event of $2.4 million.

See: Lady Gaga Smashes The Box Office.

Pink has big plans this year, with 83 dates confirmed already, as manager Roger Davies told Pollstar in October after her Beautiful Trauma album dropped.

Pink is particularly popular in Australia, where she has more than 35 dates lined up. “I think for Australians, they really relate to her as sort of what you see is what you get, and she has a very broad audience, probably from 7 to 70-plus,” Davies, who is Australian himself, told Pollstar. “They strongly relate to her personality and she’s very honest, and I think that is very appealing to Australians.”

Little Big Town has a large headline tour lined up for Feb to the end of May, with Kacey Musgraves and  on support taking in the East Coast, Midwest and south as well as a stop in the UK and Ireland for the Country 2 Country event in March.

The band hit the festival and fair circuit hard in 2017 and looks locked and loaded for a big year on the road.