The best thing about the Grammy Awards is that it isn’t just a boring ceremony of back-slapping and polite clapping.
Most of the gramophone trophies are handed out at a pre-televised event, which leaves the main event wide open for amazing musical performances…and isn’t that what it is all about?
Biebs is set to perform his best dance recording-nominated track “Where Are You Now” with song co-creators Diplo and Skrillex. The now-controversial former tween star has been nominated before, but many Beliebers are hoping to see him grab his first award this year.
Rihanna is a veteran performer of the Grammy Awards ceremony, having pulled off electrifying solo sets as well as sharing the bill with Drake, Sting, Bruno Mars and Paul McCartney in recent years. Fans of Riri will be eager to catch a glimpse of her new material off the recently released Anti album.
The tributes to fallen heroes
Tributes have recently become a nostalgia-laced winner at the Grammys and this year we lost one of music’s great icons, so who better to salute the Starman than the queen of weird , Lady Gaga? The fame monster will be performing a seven-minute tribute to David Bowie in what is surely the most anticipated tribute to date.
Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt and Chris Stapleton will also take the stage in celebration of the legacy of blues legend B.B. King while recently deceased Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey will be honoured by Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Jackson Browne.
Things will also get a little heavy when Hollywood Vampires, the rock supergroup with a loose cast of players including Alice Cooper, members of Guns ‘n Roses, Aerosmith and actor Johnny Depp, blast out a tribute to Motörhead frontman and speed rock pioneer Lemmy Kilmeister.