adele and kendrick lamar will perform at the grammys

The chart-topping duo will be joined by The Weeknd.

by Emily Manning
Jan 20 2016, 9:30pm

Adele wasn't nominated for a single Grammy this year (don't worry, that's only because 25's late-November release was outside the eligibility period -- you know all of those judges are still belting "Hello" on the freeway). But that doesn't mean she's sitting out music's biggest night. This morning, the 10-time Grammy award winner was confirmed as a performer during the award show's first wave of announcements. She'll sing on the Grammy stage for the first time since 2012, and will be joined by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd.

Lamar will be the most nominated artist at this year's ceremony, racking up 11 nods for his outstanding sophomore full-length To Pimp a Butterfly. The Weeknd has been nominated for seven awards across a wide range of categories, including Best Solo Pop Performance for "Can't Feel My Face" and Best R&B Performance for Fifty Shades of Grey cut "Earned It." In an Instagram post, Abel Tesfaye said, "It's really important to me that I wasn't thrown into one category because of how I look or how I sing." It'll be his first performance on the Grammy stage.

Country four-piece Little Big Town, a group nominated for two awards, has also been confirmed among this first wave of performers. The Grammys air Monday, February 15.


Text Emily Manning
Photography Alasdair McLellan
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm

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