Ed Sheeran, John Mayer Will Share Grammy Stage

Courtesy of Ben Watts via press.atlanticrecords.com
Courtesy of Ben Watts via press.atlanticrecords.com

Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Questlove, and Herbie Hancock will all hit the stage together on Grammy night. The Grammy Awards show will take place on Sunday, but Mayer said they haven’t even rehearsed for the performance yet. “There are very few people who can get me to come to the Staples Center for three nights of rehearsal, but Ed is one of them,” Mayer said. The rocker also mentioned when he was 24 years old, he was warned someone younger would come after him, and be just as good as he is. Mayer believes Ed Sheeran is that person. Mayer is currently hosting The Late Late Show on CBS. He revealed Sheeran will be the musical guest on Friday night, which will be Mayer’s last night hosting. 

Mayer spoke to Billboard magazine hours before taping his first late night show. He promised a funny show, even though he doesn’t consider himself a comedian. During last night’s show, Mayer did not disappoint. He announced to the audience that he had a special guest from Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl halftime show. “This is actually a really huge get for me. You probably saw my first guests perform during Katy Perry’s halftime show, the most watched show in television history,” Mayer told the audience. He added,”We’re lucky to have them here tonight, please welcome the Super Bowl halftime sharks.” The crowd roared, and the two sharks came out and sat on the couch. 

The Sharks were featured during Perry’s beach performance, which included her “California Gurls” song. After the Super Bowl, the sharks became an Internet sensation. Katy Perry even joined in on the fun and tweeted, “THE SHARKS FROM THE SUPER BOWL SIT DOWN [email protected] WHO’S GUEST HOSTING THE LATE LATE SHOW ON CBS TONIGHT @12:35AM/11:35PM CT #leftshark.” John Legend, who was the musical guest on the show, took a picture with the sharks and posted it on social media. 

The Grammy Awards have just announced more performers for Sunday’s awards show. The new list of performers include Mary J. Blige, Beck, Brandy Clark, Jeff Lynne, Dwight Yoakam, Lang Lang, Juanes, and Chris Martin of Coldplay. There is speculation that Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige will perform a duet together at this year’s Grammys, which will air on CBS at 8PM (Eastern standard time).