Grammys 2016: Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Little Big Town to Perform
Grammys, say "Hello" to Adele. With the annual biggest night in music just a few weeks away, on Wednesday (Jan. 20), the Grammys announced its first round of performers, including Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Little Big Town and, of course, Adele.
Adele leads the Grammys performance lineup, which CBS announced early this morning. Though her smash single "Hello" and new album 25 were ineligible for this year's award ceremony (missing the cut off by a little less than two months), she's still a Grammys institution - winning 10 trophies throughout her relatively short career. And she'll be bringing that legendary status to the Grammys this year.
Of course, Adele isn't the only confirmed artist for this year's ceremony. A round of some of this year's biggest nominees also made the cut.
Kendrick Lamar, who is the most-nominated artist at this year's Grammys with 11 nods, will also be performing at the ceremony. Lamar's performance should come as no surprise. Not only is he the most-acknowledged musician of the evening, but he's also up for two major awards: Album of the Year (To Pimp a Butterfly) and Song of the Year ("Alright").
Lamar is joined in the lineup by some fellow nominees. The Weeknd will be bringing his sultry R&B to the show following his own Album of the Year (Beauty Behind the Madness) and Record of the Year ("Can't Feel My Face").
Meanwhile, country is set to be represented (thus far) by Little Big Town, whose single "Girl Crush" is up for Song of the Year. Little Big Town is also nominated in a number of genre-specific categories, including Best Country Song ("Girl Crush") and Best Country Album (Pain Killer).
More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2016 Grammys are set to take place on Monday, Feb. 15, on CBS. LL Cool J will host.