Polish the golden gramophones and prepare Lady Gaga’s portable egg, because it’s almost time for the 2015 Grammy Awards! Not only will music’s hottest acts get the chance to take home a trophy and give heartfelt speeches, but viewers will be treated to hours of star-studded performances.
While Taylor Swift announced to her fans on Tumblr that she wouldn’t take the stage to sing anything from her smash hit album 1989 — which will be eligible for nominations at next year’s awards — there are still plenty of chart-toppers available to bring the house down.
Coming off her record-breaking Super Bowl halftime performance, Katy Perry is set to slow things down with her emotional ballad “By the Grace of God.” And as Us Weekly exclusively revealed, Beyonce will sing the gospel song “Take My Hand Precious Lord” before transitioning into John Legend and Common’s “Glory,” off the Selma soundtrack.
Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith, who both received six nominations, will have their own solo performances, and the newcomer Brit is also scheduled to sing a surely barn-scorching duet with Mary J. Blige.
Country crooner Miranda Lambert, who was nominated for four Grammys including Best Country Album for Platinum, will sing solo.
Returning to the Grammys stage after her moving performance with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert, Madonna will sing, confirming the news on Twitter on Jan. 12. “Rebel Hearts see you Feb 8th @TheGRAMMYs #GRAMMY’s #rebelheart,” tweeted the Material Girl, likely to sing tracks from her upcoming album, Rebel Heart.
Back after a six-year hiatus, rapper Kanye West will debut a “never-before-seen solo performance,” according to Time Magazine, as well as appearing alongside Paul McCartney and Rihanna for her new single “FourFiveSeconds.”
Other performers include:
With duets by:
The 2015 Grammy Awards air live on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS.