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Grammy Awards To Feature Prince, George Michael Tributes

Host James Corden [CBS]

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will feature performance tributes to Prince and George Michael.

CBS and The Recording Academy confirmed the news Wednesday morning. What they did not confirm is who will participate in the tributes; and they apparently will not do so until the show is underway.

“Details of the performances, including who will participate in each, will be revealed during the show,” says the official press release.

“George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” said Neil Portnow of The Recording Academy. “While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage.”

Previously confirmed Grammy Awards performers include Katy Perry, Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Barry Gibb, Lukas Graham, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Daft Punk, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and The Weeknd.

James Corden will host the show, which airs at 8PM ET this Sunday.

Written by Brian Cantor

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