As the date of the renowned 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony fast approaches, the Recording Academy broke some exciting news to the public.
In addition to the impeccable list of artists that were already set to perform on the show, more stars are set to join.
The company shared the exciting announcement that their lineup of musicians has been extended to feature over six more artists.
GRAMMYs Releases Extended Lineup of 2022 Ceremony Performers
The upcoming Grammy Awards will be one for the books as more icons will be joining their list of performers for the special night.
The previous lineup of artists for the April event included teenage music sensation Olivia Rodrigo, K-pop legends BTS, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, and Brothers Osborne.
These stars will now be joined by another set of musicians to thrill fans worldwide. The list of new members was recently announced on the GRAMMYs website.
The extended lineup of performers for the 2022 Recording Academy awards ceremony features Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas, and Chris Stapleton.
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler will also grace the stage that night for a special In Memoriam presentation.
As the musical company announced a new set of artists for the show, another former Grammy winner was booted off the lineup owing to his online behavior.
Earlier this month, The Blast revealed that the organization scraped Kanye “Ye” West’s upcoming performance due to what sources say is “concerning online behavior.”
Insiders close to the “Donda” rapper claim that his team received a call that month informing him that the GRAMMYs removed him from the lineup of performers for their awards ceremony.
Unfortunately, the informants noted that the Recording Academy took such a stance due to his actions on social media and his Instagram ban.
Another significant influence is that Trevor Noah will be hosting the night’s events. The executives behind the show are worried there will be tension if Ye interacts with him.
Noah’s estrangement with the “Jesus is King” star stems from his comments on his split with “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” alum Kim Kardashian and his beef with her boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
The Grammy Awards host spoke on the situation, saying that the SKIMS founder did not want to be bothered by her ex-husband anymore. He said:
“I’ll be honest with you — what I see from the situation is a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything.”
Ye’s unpredictable nature influenced the Recording Academy to scrape his proposed show to avoid drama. Nevertheless, his album “Donda” remains nominated for Album Of The Year.
The 2022 Grammy Awards Was Postponed Due To Rising Coronavirus Cases
The Grammy Awards ceremony usually happens at the start of each year, but with the rise in COVID-19 omicron cases, the organizers pushed back this year’s event.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 18, 2022
The venue used to be in Los Angeles but will now hold at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Noah will once again resume his role as host.
Fans can see their favorite artists perform and accept their awards by tuning in for the program live on CBS and the Paramount+ app at 8 PM ET.
The Record of the Year nominees are Abba for “I Still Have Faith In You,” Jon Batiste for “Freedom,” Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga for “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” and Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Gideon on “Peaches.”
The remaining nominees are Brandi Carlile for “Right On Time,” Doja Cat featuring SZA’s for “Kiss Me More,” Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” and Silk Sonic for “Leave The Door Open.”
The Album of the Year nominees are Ye for “Donda,” Jon Batiste for “We Are,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for “Love For Sale,” and Justin Bieber for “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe).”
The other nominees are Doja Cat for “Planet Her (Deluxe),” Billie Eilish for “Happier Than Ever,” H.E.R. for “Back Of My Mind,” Lil Nas X’s “Montero,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour,” and Taylor Swift for “Evermore.”