The Recording Academy announces that the 59th annual Grammy Awards will pay homage to Prince and George Michael, who both died in 2016.
While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes. While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance, it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable Grammy moments.
The Recording Academy announces that Perry will perform at the 59th Grammy Awards. She joins the lineup that includes John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, among others.
Beyoncé, Sheeran & Clark perform Fingertips, Master Blaster, and Higher Ground during the Grammy tribute concert to Stevie Wonder.
Beyonce performs Take My Hand Precious Lord during the Grammy Awards show.
Smith and Blige perform Stay With Me during the Grammy Awards show promoting Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour.
Hozier & Annie Lennox perform Take Me To Church and I put A Spell On You during the Grammy Awards show.
Rihanna, West and McCartney perform FourFiveSeconds during the Grammy Awards show.
Williams performs Happy during the Grammy Awards show promoting his album Girl.
Stefani and Levine perform My Heart Is Open during the Grammy Awards show.
Modonna performs Living For Love during the Grammy Awards show promoting her album Rebel Heart.
Gaga and Bennett perform Cheek To Cheek during the Grammy Awards show promoting their album Cheek To Cheek.
Sia and Zielger perform Chandelier during the Grammy Awards show promoting her album 1000 Forms Of Fear.
Lorde performs Royals during the Grammy Awards show to promote her debut album Pure Heroine.
Sheeran and Elton John perform The A Team during the Grammy Awards to promote his album, +.
Mars performs Runaway Baby during the Grammy Awards promoting his album Doo Wops & Hooligans.
Gaga performs single Born This Way during the Grammy Awards show to promote her album Born This Way.