Silk Sonic, J Balvin, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola and Billy Strings have joined the performance lineup for the 64th Grammy awards, which will be held Sunday (April 3) at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on CBS. Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak that is up for four Grammys, will open the telecast.
The performances by Maverick City Music, Nuviola and Strings are meant to “showcase Las Vegas and spotlight genres not historically represented on the Grammy Awards telecast,” according to the Grammys.
Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Nas, Olivia Rodrigo and Chris Stapleton will also perform at the Grammys, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah.
Batiste leads all nominees with 11. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. scored eight nominations, while Billie Eilish and Rodrigo picked up seven apiece.
An on-air tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died last Friday, is in the works and will join a previously announced “In Memoriam” segment honoring iconic Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim featuring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler.
Beyond his performance on Sunday, Legend will receive the maiden Recording Academy Global Impact Award at the Recording Academy Honors, presented by the Black Music Collective. That event will be held the night before the Grammys at Resorts World Las Vegas.