Report: Beyonce & Madonna Lined Up As Surprise Grammy Performers

Published: Friday 17th Jan 2014 by Sam
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In the world of music, few names rival the individual star-power of Beyonce and Madonna. It’s a memo the producers of the Grammy Awards 2014 seem well-acquainted with; for, it is being reported that next week’s extravaganza will see both Pop queens take to the stage.

Details after the jump…

According to the LA Times, the megastars have been tapped to feature in two of many “surprise moments” during the industry’s biggest calendar night on January 26th.

Her Madegesty is believed to serve as a guest during a performances of one of the night’s previously announced performers. Bey, however, is gearing up for a major solo moment.

Last month saw the 32-year-old achieve what many had deemed the impossible – the stealth release of her 5th studio album. Should the report prove true, it suggests she’s taking a similar approach to the first live performance in support of the mega-selling visual LP.

Longtime Grammy Awards show producer Ken Ehrlich spoke to the publication’s Pop & Hiss column saying he “can’t confirm” either lady’s involvement. However, he cryptically added (re Bey):

“Let’s put it this way … we have a really great history that goes back to the early days of Destiny’s Child. I love working with [Beyonce]. She’s incredible. She is so into what it is that she does and making sure that everybody who sees her walks away saying, ‘wow.’ 

Should she be on the show this year? I would think that the potential is there for that kind of moment.”

Current names set to take to the stage include Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr; Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons; Lorde; Katy Perry; Pink and Fun’s Nate Ruess; Robin Thicke and Chicago; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Kacey Musgraves; John Legend; Taylor Swift; Keith Urban and Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.

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The prospect alone has us salivating. Needless to say, roll on next Sunday!

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  1. Lovebird January 17, 2014

    Well i guess we’ll see the same routine for the 100th time; I’ll just watch to see if the paramedics they’ll have on standby will be part of the performance. Love Madge.

  2. Unbiased January 17, 2014

    Please let this rumor be TRUE! There is literally no hype surrounding this years Grammy show. The lineup that has been announced is dull.

  3. Dark horse January 17, 2014

    Ugh. Only here for Madonna i don’t have for beyfake

  4. Dark horse January 17, 2014

    time*

  5. musiclover January 17, 2014

    holy s***….please be true !!! two queens

  6. Lovebird January 17, 2014

    Anyway the hive are plain dumb. So dumb and retarded it’s difficult to take them seriously.

    I mean we all know Beyonce will do the same hair flick, wind fan, 1,2 step routine she’s been doing since ’03 and they’ll shout “slayed”.

    What cretins, I really can’t with these kindergarten dropouts.

  7. Lovebird January 17, 2014

    I now see how Beyonce easily takes advantage of these losers; do you Bey.

  8. Dark horse January 17, 2014

    Katy and Lorde will have the best performances of the night hope they both walk alway with Grammys while lana gets none.

  9. Loyalty January 17, 2014

    Better BEY true! It will add so much life to the current stale line up. Beyonce needs to get out there and perform now anyway.

  10. overdose January 17, 2014

    Beyonce not a queen tho…. But anyways i know she’ll shut it down but can she not perform one of her ghetto hood anthems?

  11. YONCSLAY ON HIS MOUTH! January 17, 2014

    People thought she was stupid for not performing any new music at the Superbowl and for going on tour with no new album.

    She better not be stupid enough to miss this opportunity. She just came out with a new album last month. It would be stupid of her to not promote it at the Grammys.

  12. overdose January 17, 2014

    She should perform XO since it is flopping.

  13. pat January 17, 2014

    i like to see her perform…unfortunately, it’ll probably be a medley of greatest hits with the new single…none of the new songs are popular enough to be performed alone

  14. SLAY_HIVE January 17, 2014

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I Cannot f****** wait! She will SLAY that stage! When she starts getting her body tight and right, that means she’s coming for WIGS!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  15. overdose January 17, 2014

    @Slave b**** calm down. she aint coming for nobody wig besides Kelly and Michelles

  16. JNY January 17, 2014

    DAMN YOUR FINE, forget beyonce

  17. YONCSLAY ON HIS MOUTH! January 17, 2014

    @Lovebird

    Same routine? B**** there are no dance routines to Drunk In Love and XO.

  18. My Forehead Tho January 17, 2014

    So in other words, like with tours, albums, web searches and the entire year of 2013, the Grammys will be all about Beyonce?

    If this is true, then the Grammys should have the highest ratings since 2010

    http://youtu.be/UqzKEMqKwf0

  19. Ty ty (ghetto gothic dance queen) January 17, 2014

    Ciara and Beyonce performing at the GRAMMYS?? omg!

  20. Truth January 17, 2014

    The Grammys have turned into the country bubble gum 1 hit wonder awards it’s now very reductive and show little exposure to urban artist who can actually perform. It’s also lacked people that the GP love to watch I’m so exited if this is true .

  21. Ty ty (ghetto gothic dance queen) January 17, 2014

    Excited to see Queen Lorde hope she performs Team.

  22. SLAY_HIVE January 17, 2014

    The grammys want those ratings! Everyone will be tuned in at the beginning of the show expecting to see Beyonce. kii

  23. YONCSLAY ON HIS MOUTH! January 17, 2014

    @Ty ty (ghetto gothic dance queen)

    Lmao Ciara is performing at one of the Grammys celebrations, NOT the Grammys ceremony. She’s #FLOPstatus.

  24. MRTooIncredible January 17, 2014

    Two grandmas performing at the grammys … YAAAAS

  25. Dane January 17, 2014

    Lovebird, what’s your obsession with Beyoncé? It’s real scary

  26. Ty ty (ghetto gothic dance queen) January 17, 2014

    @Yoncslay well Ciara deserves to perform on the main stage shes a true talent.

  27. tyler January 17, 2014

    Fill the tub about half way then ride it with my surfboard…surfboard…surfboard! Grindin on the wood! haha. Ya’ll know that Bey’s gonna kill it right? Lets just cut the b******* and let the performance speak for itself.

    …U ready?

  28. tyler January 17, 2014

    I can’t wait! I’ll definitely be tuning in this year. Boost those ratings DIVAS!!!!!

  29. R.I.P. to Rihanna January 17, 2014

    THE QUEEN WILL SLAY THE STAGE WITH DIL!
    CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEW CHOREO!!

  30. tyler January 17, 2014

    Noooooooo…Lovebird’s too young! She isn’t readddyy!!!!! *Kevin Hart voice* LOLOL

  31. YONCSLAY ON HIS MOUTH! January 17, 2014

    @Ty ty (ghetto gothic dance queen)
    Yes… but like I said before, she will never because she’s #FLOPstatus.

  32. Emma Kelly January 17, 2014

    I hope it’s true, tired of Taylor swift and her overrated boring performance. It seems this days award shows are the same boring routine, Beyonce will definitely spice things up.

  33. Thank God January 17, 2014

    im so happy beyonce is performing. I was not watching at all with basic perry, and the other nonfactors performing. the grammys definitely want the ratings this year, and who better to bring them!

  34. Realest January 17, 2014

    Well good. So at least I know we will have at least one dynamite, high energy, vocally slaying female performance of that night. Bey saves the day once again

  35. ***flawless January 17, 2014

    *glues wig on EXTRA tight*

  36. Molly January 17, 2014

    Thats cool but i won’t be watching this year after they snub Ciara im over them but ill YouTube Katy and Beyonce performance… &Gaga not performing ? hmmmm guess when you have the original you dont need the fraud. Good luck Bey .

  37. JOHNVIDAL January 17, 2014

    Who the hell is Madonna going to collaborate with??? I know the info doesn´t say so, but could it be Beyonce? I don´t see why Madonna would want to perform this year, she has no conexion with any of the artists performing that night. I can only imagine her doing this so that she can benefit from Beyonce´s current popularity resurgence.

    Anyway, Whitney Houston and Adele were the ones who gave the Grammys their highest ratings in years. Nobody else.

  38. tyler January 17, 2014

    Driver roll up the partition please!!!!(;

  39. Oh Yeah!!! January 17, 2014

    Yesss now this will be a show!

  40. ***flawless January 17, 2014

    Beyonce hasn’t performed at the grammy’s since 2010. She will surely bring in HIGHER ratings this year 😉

  41. Realest January 17, 2014

    Beyonce is really the only (current) female who could successfully open the Grammys. She has the voice, the new material everyone wants to hear performed live , the stage swag and she’s just the best performer right now. Gaga could do it too except nobody is checking for her generic EDM tunes and she’s not even nominated. Katy Perry couldn’t because she’s TERRIBLE live. Rihanna has ZERO (no) stage presence and always sings the songs exactly like the record (BORRRRRRRRING).. Ciara (with a lipsynching track) maybe, but she’s already head lining the Grammys “Parking Lot Extravaganza: Babies Mommas Fundraiser” after the show so that’s a no go.And everyone else (new generation popular) just isn’t really capable of putting the SPARK, POW, WOW, ZING that a “opener” for the Grammy’s needs or at least not as well as beyonce can (see COUNTLESS legends supporting this receipt). The opener sets the tone for the whole award show!!! could you imagine if Katy opened it with her terrible vocals or Riri just walking around grabbing her crotch repeatedly while yodeling in that same boring Ass monotone.? The Grammys doesn’t really have an option as far as females go.

  42. Navy nick January 17, 2014

    I just cant wait, she is going to slay that stage: yes gawd!

  43. Ddeejj January 17, 2014

    I hope she don’t do XO… Drunk In Love please!

  44. Common Sense January 17, 2014

    So much talent in that lineup of performers and then there’s Taylor Swift…

  45. Honeymoon Avenue January 17, 2014

    @Realest
    Beyoncé would put on the best performance but I’m sure Christina Aguilera, Adele, and Ariana have the talent to get the job done. It would be exciting to see younger talent get the chance to shine, even if they did snub her.

    The only performance from Madonna I’ve seen on t.v was at the Super Bowl and she nailed it! Beyoncé kills it everytime. Katy isnt the best singer but she always has great stage set ups and concepts. She sang well at the EMAs. I have a reason to watch now.

  46. Iconic cici January 17, 2014

    The hive act like Beyonce is the only one with Talent we also have Christina Mariah Ciara Adele Ariana & Gaga who can actually put on a show aswell. Bey aint the only one.

  47. TAME January 17, 2014

    Yes Bey Shut it down!

  48. ***flawless January 17, 2014

    None of them can put on a show like Bey tho. The reason no one cares to see them live 🙁

    Ciara has the parking lot performance. you should be satisfied girl

  49. LTM January 17, 2014

    This years Grammys just got alot more interesting if this is true. Madonna and Beyonce never disappoint when it comes to killing the stage. Plus performances by Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, John Legend, Pink, and Daft Punk, I think this will be a good year.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Madonna performs with Katy since they are doing a project together. It would definitely make headlines. Katy’s Grammy performances are always great. My fav was the Not Like The Movies/Teenage Dream mash up in 2011

  50. boo hoo January 17, 2014

    MADONNA – QUEEN OF POP

    MICHAEL JACKSON – KING OF POP

    NOTHING MORE TO SAY

  51. DIGGER BEY January 17, 2014

    YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! TWO OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF ALL TIME! LESSER BYTCHES GET READY TO BOW DOWN TO THE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENS! KING B HERSELF WILL PUT ON THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE N MUSIC SINCE RTWG @ BILLBOARD AWARDS 11! #2014…..THE YEAR OF THE IMMORTAL BEYONCE

  52. DIGGER BEY January 17, 2014

    I’m also hearing THE KING & QUEEN OF MUSIC WILL OPEN THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As reported by Industry Reports saying; since JAYZ & BEYONCE ARE THE KING & QUEEN OF MUSIC! Why not have them open the biggest show n Music!!!!!!! #LEGENDARY SLAYAGE ON THE WAY

  53. DIGGER BEY January 17, 2014

    MY FAV IS THAT BYTCH!!!!! SHE’S THE NEW LEGENDARY BYTCH ON THE BLOCK! EVERYBODY WILL BEY BOWING DOWN TO HER @THE GRAMMYS!!!!! #WATCH & SEE

  54. Xtina Warrior January 17, 2014

    Beyonce legendary? B**** please.

  55. Anti-Garbage Singing Voices January 17, 2014

    Yes. Beyonce greatest performer ever. Hope this is tru.
    QUEEN BEY ALL DAY.

  56. Bey_on_ce January 17, 2014

    How’s can’t remember to flop doin on the charts ??? Lol …told u it wasn’t gone beat beautiful liar!!!hell they can’t remember to forget u I can’t remember the song after it goes off lmao!!!! Where the rihject navy ???? Crickets!!!!!

  57. Mrs. Stephy Tha Blondie January 17, 2014

    I can’t wait to see Beyonce sing LIVE, while dancing.

    Something that other Queen never could do & actually sound good…

  58. Mrs. Stephy Tha Blondie January 17, 2014

    Lovebird, Beyonce has her own style. It’s her signature style to swing her hair, put hands on hip & dominate a stage with POWER vocals & POWER dance moves.

    Nobody complained when Michael Jackson stormed the stage with his same old robot dance moves, black hat, high water pants & DICKK grabbing.

    Lovebird, I love you but stop hating on the QUEEN.

  59. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 17, 2014

    Shiiiiit if that is True. 😀

    XD XD XD.

  60. Mrs. Stephy Tha Blondie January 17, 2014

    You b****** need to stop trying to drag THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER ALIVE!

    JUST STOP IT!! Stop trying to find every excuse in the book to put down one of the best live performers WE HAVE LEFT…

    If Beyonce retires I would be sooo mad. We would be left with these no talent hood rats that only sound DECENT on record.

    Madonna-ish type of artist are nothing but smoke & mirrors. They need top of the line production to distract from their NON EXCISTING RAW TALENT.

    I just asked my 53 year old auntie to describe Madonna in one word & she said HYPE! LOL

    Madonna is a master mind woman when it comes to business & POP albums (nothing more). But when it comes to raw vocals & dance moves Madonna NEVER delivered.

    She always had to have high volume production & 1,000+ people on stage to distract from her lack of vocal talent.

    Madonna could never go on stage acapella without any dance moves & slay with just her voice alone. Madonna could never go on a stage and SLAY with just a beat & her RAW FREE STYLE dances moves alone.

    She always had lots of smoke & mirrors to give you the illusion of a masterfull show. But in reality Madonna’s DANCERS, BACKUP SINGERS, PRODUCTION TEAM & BACKING TRACKS are the ones who are really putting on the show. Same can be said about RIHANNA!!!

    I still love Madonna tho. But I have watched her new concert MDNA Tour. Its a prime example of MASTER PRODUCTION! Madonna was horrible by herself. But with the lights, loud music, never ending screaming of the fans & background dancers THAT SHOW WAS AMAZING.

    Tina Turner on the other hand can put on a show with just her vocals & dance moves. She really does not need a high volume production with smoke & mirrors…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6RRcw3V3A

  61. Beyonce Stan January 17, 2014

    @Stephy…

    Boy, that comment about Beyonce & Madonna needs a standing ovation!!!

    You Betta Preach!!!

    Steph is right. Madonna is nothing but smoke & mirrors. And has made a career out of being a master at production not giving people raw talent. Because she cant kii

  62. FutureCIARA January 17, 2014

    Madonna has gotten sooo BOOORING Live, She performs with no more life!
    I wonder if she’ll debut her duet with Adele at the grammys.

    I hope Bey gives us a reinvented performance, I agree I dont want to see the same thing over this year. And please keep Kelly & Michelle & JayZ in their seats, not on stage!

  63. Jess January 17, 2014

    @futureciara

    That’s what I was thinking. She probably will perform with Adele. I can’t really think of any other reason why she’d be performing.

  64. YONCE AKA BEYONSLAY January 17, 2014

    Yessssss the QUEEN will bring LIIIIIFE to that dry ass show! Madonna’s Old Dinosaur ass can go bathe in her millions because I am not here for a performance from her!

  65. BeytheQueen January 17, 2014

    OMG!! Just Imagine!! Bey is finna Shut this motherfuckaa DOWN!! Her live performances always slay!!! The best female performer alive since Tina Turner!!

  66. BeytheQueen January 17, 2014

    Award shows have been very dry and boring without beyonce. She will slay and definitely gonna put the ratings up. Everybody wanna see her perform, she’s the hottest thing right now (always been btw)

  67. YONCE AKA BEYONSLAY January 17, 2014

    @Beythequeen YESSS BABY! These Artists of the 2010’s can’t sing live or perform if their shitty lives depended on it! They might as well END the show after her performance because nothing else will need to be seen HA

  68. anonymous January 17, 2014

    If this is true then Congratulations. I cant wait. and congrats to John Legend who I heard is also performing.

  69. PRINCE MACHIAVEL January 17, 2014

    IF It’s True That’s Will Save This Show! I Can’t @Miss Perry’s Live Performance She’s Really The Weakest Singer Ever Grace To Earth!!

  70. Greg January 17, 2014

    @LOVEBIRD *dead at that comment*….. kii kiiiiii

  71. Drag January 17, 2014

    Beyonce is not the best singer an damn sure not the best female dancer in the business please show me what stage she tears up she is so basic its not even funny she only has minimum talent nothing that she do on stage can be remembered years from now or referenced by upcoming perfermors she doesn’t inspire dancers with 1 2 steps she’s rihanna 2.0 she’s just better by an inch she can’t dance an I want to like her so bad but her music sucks she’s all hype poor dat I miss Janet were are real dancers jlo save this industry the standards for stage talent is so low now if y’all think this girl is good poor dat an she has not one iconic moment she is all hype!

  72. quetta January 18, 2014

    Bey will slay and once she exits I’ll be turning the channel.

  73. beyugly January 18, 2014

    Shitbird preach!!! Beytranny could s*** in the toilet and the hives would say she slayed!!

  74. DIGGER BEY January 18, 2014

    ^^^^^ U right bytch. Because THE QUEEN’S S*** >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ur Fav, You, And Your Family Tree!!!! #LESSER H***

  75. Anne January 18, 2014

    Hope this is true, gives me 2 huge reasons to watch!

  76. lessers?? favs? wtf??? January 18, 2014

    A*** shaking and hair swinging..hmmm?? That’s not so hard to do..can she do the death drop like Christina Millian?? Can she sing and not yodel?? B stands for basic a***, boring b****!! NEXT!!

  77. DIGGER BEY January 18, 2014

    ^^^^^^ Stank H** STFU! THE QUEEN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ALL OF UR FAVS

  78. Suicide Blonde January 18, 2014

    @Stephy
    Raw talent is not just dance and sing, Madonna is a great dancer, just not the type of dancer that Black people worships, she is nobody’s vocalist, you want to know what is raw talent, can Beyonce play any instruments?, well that’s part of the game, Madonna plays the guitar, that’s raw talent, you should value others things when it comes to rate a performer.

  79. DIGGER BEY January 18, 2014

    Lmaoooo I can’t @ these DELUSIONAL LESSER Stans lmfao……@XPigtina Warrior Delusional Sl*t……..THE QUEEN IS WAY MORE ICONIC than Straintina. Bytch have a seat on that wore out couch of urs. @Greg……Pathetic F*g……Ur more DELUSIONAL than the Straintina stan lmfaooooo. THE QUEEN’S Grammy performances of 2004 solo and with Prince still gets talked about till this day!!! Iconic Much! Her 2004 Superbowl performance of The SSB is considered one of the best by a female singer among music critics. What about ur fa_vs???? Her performance of SL @ the 2009 VMAS is considered one of the best by a female artist of All Time by MTV. Her performance of RTWG @ Billboard is considered one of the best performances on tv n 25 years by many music critics. And bytch please with Janet and Jlo. They can Slay a stage with dancing but THE QUEEN = STAGE PRESENCE….VOICE AND MOVES! Janet or Jlo can’t hang. Bytch THE QUEEN IS THE BEST SINCE MJ! And ur Raggedy Ass will Deal.

  80. DIGGER BEY January 18, 2014

    Yesss Bytches …….we are living thru THE YEARS OF THE GREAT BEYONCE! Just like the 60s and 70s had James Brown! The 80s and 90s had MJ and Tina! The 2000s has KING B! ALL = VOICE, MOVES AND STAGE PRESENCE! ALL CAN SING AND DANCE AT THE SAME TIME! #BOW DOWN BYTCHES

  81. Sandra January 18, 2014

    Ugh I hope Madonna is not going to perform, she is so overrated an a very bad performer. Without her theatrics she would be nothing
    I am not a Beyonce fan but she is 1000 times better singer, dancer and performer than Madonna

  82. Sandra January 18, 2014

    @Suicide blonde
    LOL, Madonna a great dancer? Keep dreaming.

  83. Touché January 18, 2014

    Well they both aren’t my cup of tea but I’d rather see them perform over Katy, Taylor, Lorde(no shade). Madonna has the stage presence and stage effects/designs and Beyonce has a solid voice, decent stage presence, and great energy. So I guess the Grammys won’t be completely unbearable.

  84. Slayretha Franklin January 18, 2014

    Mrs. Carter always gives great performances at the Grammys. Hopefully she performs XO and not that ratchet mess Drunk in Lust or Cherry Pop.

  85. Slayretha Franklin January 18, 2014

    As for Madonna she needs to stay home. She is the reason we have to put up with today’s talentless ‘divas’.

  86. IStanForYourFav January 18, 2014

    @diggerbey Please don’t ever come for JLO or Janet. Those are two of the baddest b****** to ever live. Just ask B herself…

    B is not the next MJ or anything of the such. She is Beyoncé and that is all she needs to be. MJ is the hugest Black male star to ever live and the best performer in his category. (Pop) James Brown is the best performer in his category. (Soul) The best female performer is Janet in her category (Pop.) Tina Turner is the best performer in her category. (Soul) These four people are the most iconic. Don’t get me wrong at at all to all of the BeeHive. Beyoncé is definitely the best performer of her generation (kind of), but she can’t hang with the best to ever do it. #NoShade

  87. IStanForYourFav January 18, 2014

    Speaking of Grammy’s…

    RIP MJ & WH

  88. Tyler January 19, 2014

    I agree with you about LEGENDS like MJ, Janet, and Tina but Jlo??? How tf is JLO the baddest who ever lived? Collectively she’s not more talented than Beyonce. JLO is merely a killer dancer with a mic (No Shade). As opposed to Beyonce…a good singer who just so happens to know how to dance well. Overall, she’s the better performer. Not only is she the best of her time, I think that she’s one of the best performers of ALL time. Because she has a substantial amount of singing AND dancing talent. So yes! I think that Beyonce should be compared and can hang with the best who ever lived. The woman’s simply a Jack Of All Trades!

  89. music lyrics March 10, 2014

    Great Article. I’m Looking forward to your newer posts. Thanks for sharing this one.

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