Grammys 2016: Rihanna Added as Performer Alongside Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga
Rihanna had best got to "Work" - she has a big performance lined up for later this month. On Friday (Feb. 5), the Grammys announced that the ANTI singer will be joining the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more on the Feb. 15 broadcast.
Like the rest of its performance lineup, the Grammys revealed RiRi's big appearance on Twitter.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 5, 2016
However, her appearance should come as no real surprise to fans or those who happen to be really in to Grammys promos. Earlier this year, Rihanna appeared in a Grammys ad alongside Stephen Colbert, hinting that she would be making an appearance at the show.
Rihanna's Grammy performance will be her first live show after the surprise release of her eighth studio album ANTI, which dropped on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Led by the single "Work," ANTI dropped on TIDAL after about a year of delays and rewrites. Rihanna is also due to appear at this year's BRIT Awards.
Rihanna joins a long list of performers at this year's Grammys. In addition to Adele and Bieber, everyone from Carrie Underwood to Chris Stapleton to Kendrick Lamar to the Broadway Hamilton cast are also set to appear on the show. Lady Gaga will be honoring David Bowie with a tribute, and tributes are also planned for Lemmy (by Hollywood Vampires) and B.B. King (Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr).
The Grammys will take place Monday, Feb. 15, and air on CBS.