MEGHAN TRAINOR, LUKE BRYAN, JOHN LEGEND AND DEMI LOVATO
SET TO PERFORM STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE TO MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR LIONEL RICHIE
FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER RICHIE TO TAKE THE STAGE FOR A SPECIAL RENDITION OF ONE OF HIS CLASSIC HITS
Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2016) — The Recording Academy® will unite four artists across the country, pop, and R&B music communities to salute four-time GRAMMY® winner Lionel Richie on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Meghan Trainor will take audiences on a musical journey through the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year’s songbook, spanning Commodores-era classics to memorable hits that earned Richie a GRAMMY Award for Album Of The Year in 1984. As part of the segment, Richie will also take the stage to join the artists in performing a special collaborative rendition of one of his all-time classics.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the GRAMMYs® for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Bryan, Lovato, and Trainor will each make their GRAMMY debuts this year.
Nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend is up for four awards: Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Glory”; and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “One Man Can Change The World.”
Meghan Trainor is nominated for Best New Artist this year.
Four-time GRAMMY winner Lionel Richie is the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. MusiCares, The Recording Academy’s affiliated health and human services charity, provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need. Since it was established in 1989, MusiCares has provided more than $40 million in direct financial assistance, and helped nearly 80,000 people. Learn how you can support music people in need at www.musicares.org/donate.
The 58th 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 Ehrlich are the writers.
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Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visitwww.grammy.com.