What to Expect From the 2017 Grammy Awards

What to Expect From the 2017 Grammy Awards

Get the lowdown on who's performing on Sunday night.

Get the lowdown on who's performing on Sunday night.

Text: Jake Viswanath

The Grammy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars of music, is rapidly approaching, and it’s already difficult to keep up with the amount of performances, collaborations, and potential surprises that will happen on Sunday. Here’s a simplified rundown of who and what to expect (other than host James Corden) when you turn on your TV screens on Sunday night.

Adele will take the Grammys stage once again after the technical malfunction during her (vocally perfect) performance of “All I Ask” last year. Billboard also reports that Beyoncé, the most nominated artist of the night, is preparing to hit the stage, although how that will take shape is unknown even to her; the superstar is apparently gradually tweaking her performance to accommodate her beautiful baby bump, and there’s even rumors that she’ll bring some guests on stage. Other solo performers include Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Sturgull Simpson, Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Graham, and Katy Perry with the live debut of her new single “Chained to the Rhythm.”

The Grammys are known for their unexpected collaborations, and this year there are more than a handful. V104 cover star Alicia Keys will perform with rising country artist Maren Morris, The Weeknd will team up with collaborators Daft Punk, and A Tribe Called Quest are planning a collaboration with Anderson.Paak. Perhaps most surprisingly, Lady Gaga will perform with Metallica for the first time on Sunday night.

There are also a few tribute performances planned for Sunday night. Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, and Little Big Town will take part in a tribute to the Bee Gees, while John Legend and Cynthia Erivo will perform a special duet to soundtrack the In Memoriam segment. Tributes to icons Prince and George Michael have also been announced, although specific details have yet to be revealed. But we hope whoever headlines these special performances does them justice.

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