Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood Set To Perform At Grammys
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:50:32
Metallica promised it has "something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night," but refrained from going into further details. The band released a note on their website saying, "First, it was a total honor to be nominated, but now this?!!? We're beyond excited that we have been invited to perform on the 59th annual Grammy Awards telecast ... It's been three years since we were lucky enough to participate in the awards show when we last performed with world-renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and we're thrilled to be asked back." Metallica is up for one award at this year's Grammys, with their "Hardwired" nominated for Best Rock Song.
Carrie Underwood's "Church Bells" is up for the Best Country Solo Performance category. Keith Urban garnered two nominations, one for Best Country Album for Ripcord, and the second for Best Country Solo Performance for "Blue Ain't Your Color." John Legend released his most recent album, Darkness and Light, in December, but it was too late to be included in this year's nominations.
James Corden is hosting the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place February 12th at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Beyoncé leads this year's field of Grammy hopefuls with nine nominations. Just behind here are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West who each received eight nominations.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff