BTS, BILLY RAY CYRUS, DIPLO, LIL NAS X & MASON RAMSEY UNITE ONSTAGE FOR "OLD TOWN ROAD ALL-STARS"
JOSHUA BELL, CAMILA CABELLO, GARY CLARK JR., COMMON, MISTY COPELAND, LANG LANG, CYNDI LAUPER, JOHN LEGEND, BEN PLATT, AND THE WAR AND TREATY WILL COME TOGETHER FOR "FAME: I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC," A SPECIAL TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY DEBBIE ALLEN
RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL "GRAMMY® MOMENTS" TO TAKE PLACE ON THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
THE 2020 GRAMMY AWARDS® WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES' STAPLES CENTER & AIR LIVE ON CBS ON SUN, JAN 26 AT 8PM ET/5PM PT
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Santa Monica, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2020) — In keeping with the tradition of presenting signature "GRAMMY® Moments," the Recording Academy® has announced two special segments to take place on the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
The first, "Old Town Road All-Stars," will feature current nominees Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X joined by BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, and other surprise guests.
Over the past year, "Old Town Road" has been the subject of numerous mixes and mashups, which inspired bringing together a number of acts who have performed it, making it a one-of-a-kind performance.
Additionally, in a tribute to longtime GRAMMY® executive producer Ken Ehrlich, and to acknowledge the importance of music education in schools to the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum® and Ehrlich, artists associated with Ehrlich's 40-year career will gather to perform "I Sing The Body Electric" from the film Fame. The performance will feature current nominees Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., and John Legend joined by Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt, and the War And Treaty.
"To be able to do this on the GRAMMY stage makes it unforgettable for me."
Previously announced performers include Aerosmith, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Tanya Tucker, Tyler, The Creator, Charlie Wilson, and YG.
Four-time GRAMMY® Winner Jack Antonoff is nominated for Album Of The Year (Norman F...ing Rockwell!), Song Of The Year (“Norman F....ing Rockwell”) and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
GRAMMY® winner Gary Clark Jr. is nominated for Best Rock Performance (“This Land”), Best Rock Song (“This Land”), Best Contemporary Blues Album (This Land), and Best Music Video (“This Land”).
Billy Ray Cyrus is nominated with Lil Nas X for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Old Town Road") and Best Music Video ("Old Town Road [Official Movie]").
10-time GRAMMY® winner John Legend is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance with Nipsey Hussle and DJ Khaled (“Higher”) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (A Legendary Christmas).
First-time GRAMMY® nominee Lil Nas X is nominated for Record Of The Year with Billy Ray Cyrus ("Old Town Road"), Album Of The Year (7), Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Billy Ray Cyrus ("Old Town Road"), Best Rap/Sung Performance ("Panini"), and Best Music Video ("Old Town Road [Official Movie]").
The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantel Sausedo is the talent producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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January 23, 2020 10:24am ET by Recording Academy