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Grammys 2016: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, James Bay and More Added as Performers



The Grammys have always been known for their interesting duet combinations, and it looks like that tradition is going to continue in 2016. On Wednesday (Jan. 27), the award show announced three eclectic duets, adding to the already-stacked lineup that features Adele, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and more.

The duet announcements were rolled out on the Grammys' Twitter and cross genre barriers, as the Grammys are wont to do. The most intriguing combination blends together soul and pop. Andra Day, who got dual Grammy nominations in R&B for Best R&B Performance ("Rise Up") and Best R&B Album (Cheers to the Fall) will team up with Ellie Goulding, who is up for her first Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance ("Love Me Like You Do"). How will Day's powerhouse vocals blend with Goulding's ethereal vibes? Only time will tell.

Day and Goulding aren't the only ones to cross genre boundaries. A copuple of Best New Artist nominees, Tori Kelly and James Bay are also set to duet, blending together straightforward pop with soulful indie rock.

The final announced collaboration of the day makes more sense. Best New Artist nominee Sam Hunt will collaborate with one of modern country's greats, Carrie Underwood, bringing together new school country with slightly newer school country.

Day, Goulding, Kelly, Bay, Hunt and Underwood are just the latest artists added to the 2016 Grammys performance lineup. Adele, Little Big Town, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber and Pitbull are also expected to perform, with more artists likely to be announced.

This year's Grammys will air on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. on CBS with host LL Cool J.

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