The GRAMMY Awards released what is (presumably) its final additions to its awe-inspiring lineup of performers, with Madonna at the top of that list. The singer was reported late last week to be a surprise performer at Sunday’s ceremony, and Madge was officially confirmed in a press release on Friday (Jan. 24).
Also added to the GRAMMYs lineup: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and country star Miranda Lambert, who will perform a special tribute to Phil Everly, who passed away earlier this month; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper Juicy J, who will likely join Katy Perry onstage to perform their Top 5 hit “Dark Horse.”
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Madonna’s last performance at the GRAMMYs came in 2006, when she performed her hit “Hung Up” alongside Gorillaz. She has won seven GRAMMY Awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Previously announced GRAMMY performers include Daft Punk, with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder; Lorde; Sara Bareilles with Carole King; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons; Taylor Swift; and many, many others. LL Cool J will return as host of the ceremony, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.