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Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith & U2 Added To List of GRAMMY Performers

Plus, Miley Cyrus will perform alongside Elton John

January 17, 2018

UPDATE (1/25/18):

According to 'E! News,' Kendrick Lamar will reportedly be joined by U2 and Dave Chapelle as the night's opening act. 



The roster of performers at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards continues to grow: Kendrick Lamar, U2, and Sam Smith have joined the list. Additionally, Miley Cyrus will perform with Elton John to celebrate his President’s Merit Award.

Kendrick will perform material from DAMN., which earned Album of the Year and Best Rap Album nominations. He’s also in the running for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for “HUMBLE.”

Four-time GRAMMY winning artist, Sam Smith, will perform in support of his latest album, The Thrill of It All.

Meanwhile, U2, who have earned 22 GRAMMYs during their career, will take the stage with music from their album Songs of Experience.

The Elton/Miley collaboration will come two days before Sir Elton is recognized with Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A GRAMMY Salute. He and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin will be honored at the Recording Academy event for decades of unforgettable music.

Last week the GRAMMYs announced that LogicKhalid, and Alessia Cara will come together for a powerful performance of their song "1-800-273-8255." They will be joined on stage by a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors to deliver an important message.

Additional performances by P!nkLady GagaCardi BLuis Fonsi & Daddy YankeeLittle Big TownSZA, and Childish Gambino have already been announced. In addition, Patti LuPone will join with Ben Platt for a special tribute to the music of Broadway during the program. 

James Corden of the Late Late Show will host the televised ceremony. 

The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City's Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28.