1.20.2016

Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, & Adele to Perform at Grammys

With less than a month to go, the first round of Grammy performers has been announced. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Adele will all take the stage at next month’s ceremony.

The Compton rapper, who leads this year’s nominations with 11, will return to the Grammy stage in his first performance since 2014. He is nominated in categories including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.

When asked which award he wants to win most, he told The New York Times, “I want all of them. Because it’s not only a statement for myself, but it’s a statement for the culture. They’re all important, because of the foundation the forefathers laid before me.”

Ten-time Grammy winner Adele will also make her triumphant return to the Grammy stage to perform a song from her blockbuster album 25, which was the best-selling album of 2015.

Fresh off his Oscar nomination, The Weeknd will make his Grammy debut. The Canadian crooner is up for seven awards including Album of the Year for Beauty Behind the Madness.

Additionally, country act Little Big Town will deliver a performance and 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie will receive a special tribute.

The 58th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8e/5p on Monday, Feb. 15.