Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney just confirmed they are performing “FourFiveSeconds” at the Grammy Awards. “FourFiveSeconds” entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts at Number 54, and it is the lead single for Rihanna’s upcoming album. The Grammy Award producers mentioned West will also perform a “never-before-seen” solo.
There will be a great deal of Grammy parties and events this week, leading up to the Grammy Awards. Today, Grammy in the Schools Live! will be hosted by five-time Grammy nominee, Hunter Hayes. He will perform with the top high school musicians from thirty-one cities and thirteen states. The event will take place at Club Nokia (LA Live) starting at 7:30PM (PST). On February 5th, Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Robin Thicke, and Willie Nelson will perform at the Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert. The concert will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles at 7:30PM (PST). The main event taking place on February 6th is the MusiCares Person of the Year fundraising gala. Bob Dylan will be the honoree, and Norah Jones, Beck, the Black Keys, and Bonnie Raitt will be some of the performers paying tribute to the rocker. This special event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Arguably the most publicized event of Grammy week is the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala, which will take place on February 7th. Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV, Martin Bandier, will receive the President’s Merit Award. Davis’ event has been known to draw in the biggest superstars in the music industry including Aretha Franklin, Sean ‘P. Diddy‘ Combs, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, and Mary J. Blige. The Pre-Grammy Party also features legendary musical performances. The Grammy Awards will take place on February 8th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s awards show will feature performances from Madonna, Lady Gaga, Common, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and more. After the show, there will be plenty of celebrity-hosted Grammy after parties. Most of the parties will be held in and near the Los Angeles area.
Update: It was previously reported that the Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life- An All Star Grammy Salute will take place on awards show night. The event will actually take place on February 10, two days after the Grammy Awards. The Stevie Wonder tribute will air on CBS at 9pm (Eastern standard time) on February 16. Usher, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, and Janelle Monae will all perform at the celebration for Stevie Wonder.