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Grammys 2016: Demi Lovato, John Legend & More Tapped for Lionel Richie Tribute

by Carolyn Menyes   Feb 9, 2016 12:47 PM EST

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The influence of Lionel Richie transcends generations and musical genres, and the Grammys will honor that tradition with a tribute to the legendary musician at this year's ceremony. Ahead of Monday's (Feb. 15) big show, the Grammys announced that Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, John Legend and Meghan Trainor will be taking part in a tribute to Richie.

The Grammys announced the all-star roster for its Richie tribute on Twitter.

Their inclusion in the Richie tribute will make a busy night for Trainor and Legend, both of whom are nominated for Grammys. Trainor is up for one of the evening's biggest awards, Best New Artist. Meanwhile, Legend racked up multiple nods this year for his Selma soundtrack contribution "Glory," which is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media. Legend is also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his part on Big Sean's "One Man Can Change the World."

The tribute to Richie is just one of four planned celebrations of some of music's most impactful acts (and it's the only one set for a living musician). Lady Gaga is set to honor the late David Bowie, The Hollywood Vampires will pay tribute to Motorhead's Lemmy and a tribute to B.B. King is planned for Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt.

Other performers at this year's Grammys include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber and Jack U, The Weeknd and more.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. and will air on CBS.

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