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Here Are the Artists Pairing Up For 2021 Grammy Awards Performances

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DaBaby attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

DaBaby will perform, separately, with Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch.

Former Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich called them "Grammy Moments" -- pairings by two artists who come together on the Grammy stage. Ehrlich has retired from the Grammy Awards, but the concept he championed lives on. The Recording Academy has announced six pairings that viewers will see at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (March 14).

DaBaby is involved in two of them -- team-ups with Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch. The latter will almost certainly be “Rockstar,” which is nominated for both record of the year and best melodic rap performance.

“Rockstar” is one of two collabs nominated for record of the year. The other is “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé. That was not included on a list of telecast pairings that the Academy released on Thursday (March 11).

The list does, however, include Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B, an inviting matchup of two of the hottest female rappers of all time.

Other pairings are Maren Morris and John Mayer, Chris Martin and Brittany Howard, and Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez. The latter pairing will probably be "Dákiti,” which was released as the lead single from Bad Bunny's third studio album, El Último Tour Del Mundo.

In addition, Taylor Swift will perform with Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff, her principal collaborators on her album of the year nominee, Folklore. Swift confirmed the news in a video shared with CBS Thursday morning. She hinted that information surrounding her performance is "highly confidential," but offered up that Dessner and Antonoff would be joining her, explaining: "This has been an adventure that the three of us have gone on since the very beginning of quarantine and lockdown."

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday (Mar. 14) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS, Paramount+ and Grammy.com. Online viewers can also stream CBS with free trials on fuboTV and Sling TV. Billboard may receive affiliate commission through links on our site.

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