The Recording Academy has added a number of performers to their 57th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8. Joining the roster are a number of veteran artists who are being paired with contemporary singers for unique collaborations including Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Hozier, Tom Jones and Jessie J and Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine.
'Throughout the years, the Grammy Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage,' said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. 'This year is no different and, once again, promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries.'
'Musical collaborations have become a Grammy staple, and the best part is that artists now suggest many of these duets themselves,' said executive producer Ken Ehrlich of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. 'I'm very excited about this year's special segments, and believe they'll be talked about for a long time to come.'
Also performing on the February 8 show are AC/DC, Eric Church, Common with John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams.