Grammys: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban to Perform

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Soul great John Legend, metal legend Metallica and country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.

The first batch of Grammy performers are regulars onstage and at the podium of the music industry’s biggest night. They own 29 career Grammy Awards among them, and there are chances for more to come.

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich could expand on the veteran rockers’ eight previous wins with a nomination for best rock song (“Hardwired”), while seven-time winner Underwood is up for best country solo performance (“Church Bells”).

And Urban, a four-time Grammy winner, collected another brace of nominations ahead of this year’s gala (best country album for Ripcord and best country solo performance for “Blue Ain’t Your Color”).

The field this year is led by Beyonce with nine nominations, while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West are close behind with eight nominations each.

The Late Late Show leader James Corden will host the 2017 Grammys, which take place Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers will be announced.

The Grammys are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.


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