(AllHipHop News) As the 58th Annual Grammy Awards near, the initial wave of performances have been set and include Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Adele.
With 11 nominations alone, K. Dot leads the Grammy field, however his To Pimp a Butterfly is going head to head for Album of the Year with The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Adele’s inclusion at the Grammy’s came as a slight surprise, being that she isn’t up for any awards. Her record-breaking album, 25, was released after the nomination eligibility date however, her ever growing and faithful following equals big TV ratings. Plus after the success of her debut single “Hello,” how could she not be included in this celebration of music.
In addition to the scheduled performers, the Grammys announced that the ceremony will also feature a tribute to Lionel Richie, who will receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award. Also, for the first time in Grammy history, the award show will broadcast live in both the Eastern and Pacific time zones.
There will be no social media spoilers this year.