Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, And P!nk Among 2018 Grammys Performers
Lady Gaga will be performing at the 2018 Grammys Awards.
The singer-songwriter is only one of the stars who will take the stage on Jan. 28, Sunday, at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pop star P!nk, rapper Childish Gambino, and country group Little Big Town are also expected to perform.
Meanwhile, P!nk received one nomination for the song, "What About Us."
Little Big Town is nominated for two categories: Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the song "Better Man" (co-written with Taylor Swift) and Best Country Album for The Breaker.
The big star of the night will be Childish Gambino who, aside from his performance, also received five nominations at the 60th Grammy Awards. The singer-rapper was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Awaken, My Love!, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Record of the year for the song, "Redbone."
Patti LuPone is also set to take the stage and reprise the 1981 performance of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" at the awards ceremony, according to reports. Meanwhile, Ben Platt will pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein by performing a classic from West Side Story.
Rap royalty, Jay-Z, led the pack this year. He received eight nominations including album of the year for 4:44. The 47-year-old is now tied with Stevie Wonder and Georg Solti as the third most nominated artist in the history of the award-giving body. Quincy Jones still at the top with a total of 79 nominations while Paul McCartney follows with 78.
Kendrick Lamar has seven nominations for his new album, Damn. This is his third consecutive album to be nominated for Album of the Year.
Sza is the lone female artist to receive five nominations. She is up for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Meanwhile, the song of last summer, "Despacito," is also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Singer Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee also earned a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song.
"Despacito" is the first foreign language song to be nominated for Song and Record of the Year in 30 years.
The 60th Annual Grammys will be hosted by James Corden and will air on CBS.