West News Wire: With star-studded performances on Sunday, the Grammys will honor the lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff, and Christine McVie.
The three musicians who passed away last year will be remembered during the ceremony’s in memoriam part, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday.
In remembrance of Lynn, Kacey Musgraves will sing “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” To celebrate his nephew Takeoff, Quavo and the Maverick City Music will perform the song “Without You” on stage. To honor McVie, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Bonnie Raitt will perform “Songbird” together.
The first lady Jill Biden, Viola Davis, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Billy Crystal, James Corden, Olivia Rodrigo, and Cardi B are among the presenters, the academy revealed on Wednesday.
Trevor Noah will return for a third time to host the ceremony, which will air live from Crypto.com Arena on Sunday on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The ceremony will include performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs and Steve Lacy.
Beyoncé heads into the awards with a leading nine nominations, including record and song of the year nods for her song “Break My Soul.” Kendrick Lamar has the second-most nominations with eight, while Adele and Carlile enter the show with seven nods.
Styles, Blige, Future, DJ Khaled, The-Dream and mastering engineer Randy Merrill each received six nominations.