GRAMMY® WINNER PATTI LUPONE AND CURRENT NOMINEE BEN PLATT TO HERALD A SPECIAL BROADWAY TRIBUTE AT THE 60TH GRAMMY AWARDS®
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 4, 2018) — The Recording Academy™ has announced the first group of artists to perform on this year’s milestone 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.Taking the stage on Music’s Biggest Night® will be current nominee Childish Gambino; GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Lady Gaga; GRAMMY winners and current nominees Little Big Town; GRAMMY winner and current nominee P!nk; and, in celebration of the show’s return to New York after 15 years, two-time GRAMMY winner Patti LuPone, who will reprise her 1981 GRAMMY performance of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” and “Dear Evan Hansen’s” currently nominated Ben Platt, performing a classic from “West Side Story” in a special Broadway tribute honoring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, and hosted by award-winning television personality and performer James Corden, the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Childish Gambino is currently nominated for five GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Awaken, My Love!“); and Record Of The Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Redbone”).
Set to perform a track from her GRAMMY-nominated album, Joanne (Best Pop Vocal Album), six-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance (“Million Reasons”).
Two-time GRAMMY winners Little Big Town are nominated for Best Country Album (The Breaker) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Better Man”).
Three-time GRAMMY winner P!nk is nominated in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for “What About Us.”
First-time nominee Ben Platt is up for Best Musical Theater Album (Dear Evan Hansen).
The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, Chantal Sausedo is the Talent Producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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