Music’s biggest night is almost here as artists gear up for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Monday.
Will there be more bad blood? Taylor Swift is set to kick off the event just days after Kanye West debuted his new song “Famous,” which includes a controversial lyric about her. “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous,” he raps in the track. On Friday, he claimed that it wasn’t a diss and that it was the songstress’ own idea.
Other highlight performances on Grammys night will include a tribute to the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles by his bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh, along with singer and songwriter Jackson Browne. Frey died Jan. 18 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia at the age of 67.
Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the late David Bowie; the performance will be a “multisensory tribute.” Nile Rodgers, who worked with Bowie on the 1983 hit “Let’s Dance,” will be the musical director for Gaga’s tribute. Bowie died of cancer last month just days after releasing the album “Blackstar.”
Of course, in between performances, there will be plenty of awards to hand out, too. Lamar is up for 11 nods and can make history as the first rapper to win Song of the Year. Swift and The Weeknd both scored seven nominations, including Record of the Year. They’ll go up against D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, The Vanguard and Mark Ronson in that category.
LL Cool J is the master of ceremonies, but many other stars are expected to present. Those who have to be teleprompter-ready include Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick, Ice Cube, Ryan Seacrest, Seth MacFarlane and Sam Smith.
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