Kendrick Lamar, U2 & Dave Chappelle Reportedly Set to Open 2018 Grammy Awards

Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefiting
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Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 14, 2017 in New York City. 

The 2018 Grammy Awards are already packed with a star-studded bill of performers, and according to E! News, the night will kick off with a performance by Kendrick Lamar, who will be taking the stage alongside a few major names: U2 and Dave Chappelle.

Kendrick and U2 were previously announced as performers for the big event and joined forces on the TDE star's latest album, DAMN. The rapper returned the favor by delivering a spoken-word piece on U2's newest song "Get Out of Your Own Way," so it's likely the pair will perform a rendition of their team-ups.

Chappelle has not yet been announced as part of the Grammys telecast.

Aside from performing, Lamar is up for seven awards, including record of the year and album of the year. Kendrick is also set to cap off the night with the release of his highly anticipated limited-edition Nike Cortez collaboration.

Billboard has reached out to reps for Lamar and U2 for comment.

2018 Grammy Awards


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