Sam Smith To Make GRAMMY Stage Debut
Common and John Legend, who will perform "Glory" from the film Selma; GRAMMY-winning country singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert; eight-time GRAMMY winner Usher; and two of this year's leading nominees, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams, are the latest performers set to play the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Ed Sheeran.
Two-time GRAMMY winner Common is up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Blak Majik" Featuring Jhené Aiko and Best Rap Album for Nobody's Smiling.
Lambert has four nominations: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Automatic," Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Somethin' Bad" with Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Album for Platinum.
Nine-time GRAMMY winner Legend has two nominations: Best Pop Solo Performance for "All Of Me (Live)" and Best Rap Song for "Bound 2."
Making his GRAMMY stage debut will be Smith, one of this year's top nominees with six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour; and Best New Artist.
Seven-time GRAMMY winner and fellow top nominee Pharrell Williams also holds six nominations: Album Of The Year for his own Girl, and as producer on Beyoncé's Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran's X; Best Pop Solo Performance for "Happy (Live)"; Best Music Video for "Happy"; and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Girl.
Usher is up for four awards this year: Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "New Flame" (with Chris Brown & Rick Ross); and Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "Good Kisser."
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
Music's Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.