Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler to perform in special ‘in memoriam’ segment
√ Trevor Noah hosts ‘Music’s Biggest Night, Sunday, April 3, on CBS
The Recording Academy has expanded its lineup of performers for THE 64th Annual Grammy Awards with current nominees Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R, Nas and Chris Stapleton.
In addition, Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo, current nominee Leslie Odom Jr., current nominee Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler will perform during a special “in memoriam” segment, featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim.
Live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and hosted by Trevor Noah, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, April 3 (8 p.m. ET) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Previously announced performers include Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, and Olivia Rodrigo.
This year’s leading nominee, Batiste received 11 nominations, including Record Of The Year (“Freedom”), Album Of The Year (“We Are”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“I Need You”), Best R&B Album (“We Are”), Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“Bigger Than Us”), Best Jazz Instrumental Album (“Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul”), Best American Roots Performance (“Cry”), Best American Roots Song (“Cry”), Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media (“Soul”), Best Contemporary Classical Composition (“Batiste: Movement 11’”), and Best Music Video (“Freedom”).
Twelve-time Grammy winners Foo Fighters earned three nominations this year for Best Rock Performance (“Making A Fire”), Best Rock Song (“Waiting On A War”), and Best Rock Album (“Medicine At Midnight”).
Four-time Grammy winner H.E.R. has eight nominations this year: Album Of The Year (“Back Of My Mind”), Song Of The Year (“Fight For You”), Best R&B Performance (“Damage”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Fight For You”), Best R&B Song (“Damage”), Best R&B Album (“Back Of My Mind”), Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”) with Tauren Wells, and Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Fight For You [From ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’]”).
Grammy winner Nas received two nominations this year, for Best Rap Song (“Bath Salts”) and Best Rap Album (“King’s Disease II”).
Grammy winner Odom earned two nominations this year, for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (“One Night In Miami…”) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Speak Now [From ‘One Night In Miami…’]”).
Grammy winner Platt is nominated this year for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (“Dear Evan Hansen”).
Five-time Grammy winner Stapleton has three nominations this year, including Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”), Best Country Song (“Cold”) and Best Country Album (“Starting Over”).