Tyler, the Creator, Rosalía, Run-DMC, H.E.R., and More Confirmed to Perform at Grammys
Bonnie Raitt, Camila Cabello, and the Jonas Brothers will also be hitting the Grammy stage this year.
As we continue to push for a more progressive Grammy agenda, this year’s nominees have proven plenty diverse in terms of race and gender. Contrasting with 2018, when Lorde was infamously the only female artist nominated for Album of the Year, over half the nominees this year are women, while female artists also swept the Best Pop Solo Performance nominations (and nearly monopolized Song of the Year, too). With grievances being aired against two of the Grammys’ highest ranking white dudes in recent years, 2019 already felt like a step in the right direction.
In addition to Lizzo and Billie Eilish dominating most of the major categories, and Alicia Keys hosting the show, the promise of performances from Billie, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, and Gwen Stefani (not to mention a rain-checked Ariana Grande set) is certainly satisfying. But today a new tier of female pop heavyweights is being added to the list: Rosalía, H.E.R., Bonnie Raitt, and Camila Cabello will also take the stage, in addition to Tyler, the Creator, Jonas Brothers, and Run-DMC, the latter of which will be joining 2020 MusicCares Person(s) of the Year Aerosmith for a song or two (Hmm, I wonder what they’ll play…).
The event will take place in LA at the Staples Center, and will air January 26 at 5 p.m. PT on CBS. More performers are yet to be announced—but for now we’re pretty content.