In approximately three weeks, music’s hottest stars are slated to attend the 58th Grammy Awards. Two-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, Grammy winners Little Big Town, The Weeknd, and 10-time Grammy winner Adele are the first performers announced. Over the weekend, via its Instagram handle, the Grammy’s created a social media frenzy when it announced the addition of Justin Bieber and Haute 100 lister Pitbull to the lineup.
Both Bieber and Pitbull are both up for Grammy nominations. Bieber’s “Where Are U Now”(with Skrillex and Diplo) is nominated for best dance recording, while Pitbull’s album Dale is up for the best Latin rock, urban or alternative album award.
This year, Lamar tops the list with 11 nominees including Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly; Song Of The Year and Best Rap Performance for “Alright”; Best Rap Song for “All Day” and “Alright”; Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Bad Blood” (with Taylor Swift); Best Music Video for “Alright” and “Bad Blood”; Best Dance Recording for “Never Catch Me” (with Flying Lotus); and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “These Walls.”
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J will host music’s biggest night for the fifth consecutive year.
The event will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air live in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
In addition, Pitbull will return to Vegas for a second run of his “Time of our Lives” show. The Miami native had an initial seven-day run at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort last September. He will returns for a two-week run March 12-26. Tickets to the shows range from $39 to $350.
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