59th Annual Grammys to Honor Prince and George Michael

Prince George Michael Grammys tributeThe Grammys will honor the musical legacies of two greats, the late Prince and George Michael, during this year’s ceremony.

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince died suddenly in April 2016 from an opioid overdose, and just a few months later in December, two-time GRAMMY® winner George Michael passed from heart failure. “George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a statement. “While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage.”

The list of artists who’ll perform in the tributes haven’t been released yet, but performers who’ve been confirmed for the show and could possibly end up onstage to honor the legends include: Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Lukas Graham, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Katy Perry, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd.

The 59th Annual Grammys will air live on CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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