Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys Lead Prince + George Michael Grammys Tribute
We are still feeling the losses of two great musicians, Prince Rogers Nelson and George Michael. To properly pay its respects, The Recording Academy has just announced tribute plans for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. With specifics being held close to the chest, The Recording Academy has announced who will be participating. Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, The Weeknd and others will perform all the hits in HD, 5.1 surround sound for audiophile’s enjoyment
“George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” Neil Portnow, President / CEO of The Recording Academy said in a press release. “While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the Grammy stage.”
The Grammys aim to tell a rich and broad story of the legends we’ve lost, while celebrating the year’s best in music. That challenge of balancing both will be something enticing to witness when the 59th Annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS, Feb. 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST.