The artists make up the first wave of artists announced to perform at the music awards. Lamar is leading the pack in nominations this year with 11 nods, one of which being album of the year. The Weeknd also has his album “Beauty Behind the Madness” up for album of the year. Little Big town is up for two Grammys including best country album.
Since both her album “25” and single “Hello” were released after the nomination eligibility date, Adele isn’t nominated for any awards this year. She is, however, a near guarantee for strong ratings.
“This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night. We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honoring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement.
Lionel Richie will also receive a special tribute as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year.
For the first time, the award show will broadcast live in both eastern and pacific time zones to help alleviate social media spoilers. The 58th Grammy Awards airs Feb. 15.