Kendrick Lamar, U2, Sam Smith To Perform At Grammys; Miley Cyrus To Join Elton John

The Recording Academy has expanded on its already star-studded Grammy Awards performance lineup, with the latest additions being Kendrick Lamar, U2, Sam Smith and an announcement that Miley Cyrus will join Elton John onstage for a special performance of “one of John’s classic hits.” 

Elton John
Jason Moore
– Elton John
Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C.

Sir Elton, along with writing partner Bernie Taupin, is to receive the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award, and two days after the Grammy Awards will be feted with a special tribute concert titled “I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute.”

Previously announced Grammy Awards performers include Pink, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Khalid, Bruno Mars and many others for the Jan. 28 awards show at Madison Square Garden in New York, produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. The ceremony will be hosted by James Corden.

Lamar is up for seven Grammys this year, including for Record of The Year, Best Rap Performance, Album Of The Year, and Best Music Video. He also had a monster tour in 2017 that put him at No. 25 on Pollstar’s Year End Top 200 North American tours, grossing $41.4 million.

Kendrick Lamar
John Davisson
– Kendrick Lamar
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, Fla.

This year is the 60th Grammy Awards, and the move to New York is the first since 2003.

“To celebrate the 60th anniversary in New York City is just wonderful. The way it should be – the universe got it right this time,” exclaimed John Poppo, Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees, during a Recording Academy chapter luncheon in New York.