Coronavirus

BTS, Diplo & More to Join Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus in a 'Grammy Moment' Rendition of 'Old Town Road'

BTS
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

BTS attends the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. 

Artists associated with Ehrlich's 40-year tenure as the Grammys' producer or executive producer will gather to perform 'I Sing the Body Electric' from the film and TV series 'Fame.'

In his last Grammy telecast as executive producer, Ken Ehrlich has assembled at least two more "Grammy Moments" -- the special, one-of-a-kind assemblages of talent for which he is best known.

BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey and "surprise guests" will join Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for "Old Town Road All-Stars." The Lil Nas X/Cyrus megahit, which logged a record-setting 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, is nominated for record of the year.

Also, in a tribute to Ehrlich, artists associated with Ehrlich's 40-year tenure as the Grammys' producer or executive producer will gather to perform "I Sing the Body Electric" from the film and TV series Fame. The performance will feature current nominees Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr. and John Legend, as well as Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt, and The War And Treaty.

Ehrlich produced two seasons of the 1982-87 Fame TV series which followed on the success of the 1980 film of the same name. It brought him his second (of nine) Emmy nominations, for outstanding drama series of 1984. Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, who won an Oscar for co-writing "Fame," also co-wrote "I Sing the Body Electric" from that film.

"To bring high-caliber artists like [these] together on one stage fulfills a dream of mine," said Ehrlich. "To be able to do this on the Grammy stage makes it unforgettable for me."

Previously announced performers include Aerosmith, Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, DJ Khaled, Legend, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Tanya Tucker, Tyler, The Creator, Charlie Wilson, and YG.

Ben Winston, who is also serving as executive producer on this year's telecast, will take over that role on his own next year. He first entered the Grammy orbit three years ago when James Corden first hosted the show. Winston has served as executive producer on The Late Late Show with James Corden since its launch on CBS in 2015. In that time, he has amassed 22 Emmy nominations, including eight wins.

2020 Grammy Awards


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.