Adele Confirms She’ll Sing at the Grammy Awards
'It's been so long I started to forget I was a singer!'
The artist widely expected to take home a lion’s share of trophies at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will also be taking the stage. Adele is scheduled to sing at the Grammys on February 12, the British singer confirmed today via Twitter. The tweet reads: “Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys. It’s been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can’t wait, speak soon xx”
Adele will be up for six awards at the event, tying her with Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars, both previously announced as among the ceremony’s performers. Only Kanye West, who has not been named as one of the night’s musical guests, has more nominations, with seven, though he might not even want to perform after being passed over in the Album of the Year category for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The previous announcement Adele would perform at the Brit Awards on February 21 made it all but a foregone conclusion she would also be singing nine days earlier at the Grammy Awards. Still, nothing could be taken for granted, as the “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” juggernaut of stoically conveyed inner pain has been recovering from throat surgery. Given Adele’s key role in the industry’s sales improvements last year, though, along with her continued chart dominance, it would have been a surprise if she hadn’t been well enough in time to perform.
Along with Foo Fighters and Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are also confirmed for the event. Other performances will bring together multiple artists, including Coldplay collaborating with Rihanna, Glen Campbell joining forces with Blake Shelton and the Band Perry, and Kelly Clarkson teaming with Jason Aldean.LL Cool J will host. Rev. Jesse Jackson will potentially protest over event organizers’ decision to slash the number of award categories.
Want a reminder why Adele is so damn successful? Here’s a clip of her performance on the PBS show Live from the Artists Den, which premieres February 3, via Spinner: