2017 Grammy Awards: First Performers Announced

Published: Wednesday 18th Jan 2017 by Sam

The countdown is officially on to the 2017 Grammy Awards – music’s biggest calendar night.

So, with less than a month to go before the February 12th extravaganza, organisers have announced the first batch of performers.

Head below to find out who’ll be taking to the stage at the Staples Center…

Per the Recording Academy, John Legend is the first name tapped to perform.

Joining the crooner in the initial list are Rock legends Metallica and Country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Sources close to the show assert that producers have bagged Beyonce, who is nominated in earnest.

According to the Grammy team, additional performers will be revealed imminently.

The 2017 Grammys, hosted by James Corden, airs live on CBS Feb 12th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Stay tuned!

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  1. LB January 18, 2017

    Just announce Rihanna, I cannot wait to hear Love on the brain at the Grammy’s.

    • BOOBIE January 18, 2017

      I can wait

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 January 18, 2017

        Nobody is itching to hear her yodel!

      • blue January 18, 2017

        there are these great things called remote controls, and if one owns a tv they can always use it to change the channel…just a thought

    • The Wig Snatcher January 18, 2017

      It looks like the Grammys are going for good to great live singers. Thus, Rihanna will be passed on, sis.

      • LB January 18, 2017

        If that’s the case then neither is Beyonce.

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 18, 2017

      But no one is checking for forehead and her forced vocals! ?

      • Datredd23 January 18, 2017

        Check Stay at the Grammies a few years ago she slayed that stop reaching to shade her we all know that she can sing

      • Cupid January 18, 2017

        No one is checking for her but her album is about to re enter the top 10 of BB200 a year after its release! ?

      • Cough Cough January 18, 2017

        @datredd23 honey that is the furthest thing from a slay. Did she sound bad that night? No. Did she sing it exactly as safe, boring and uneventful as she did on the studio recording? Yes. That does not equate to a slay, even in the slightest. Such low standards you have

      • blue January 18, 2017

        the standing ovation she got from the industry’s best said it was a slay! who are you again? what great musical master piece have you produced?
        ….
        thought so! the standing ovation she got for stay and the one she got for her bob marley tribute speak louder than your hate…also the ovation she got for 45second

    • XXX January 18, 2017

      Lol

  2. Wonder Woman January 18, 2017

    Tori, Iggy, Taylor….. ya’ll b****** get In formation I’m ready for ya’ll

    • The Wig Snatcher January 18, 2017

      Says the most basic stan of all TGJ followers.

      • Wonder Woman January 18, 2017

        Lmao pleeyz
        .
        You do know there are Ciara stans, Brandy stans , Monica stans, ASHliyaah stans, Tinashe stans, Rihanna stans, Katy Perry stans, Madame Gugu stans…. etc on TGJ
        .
        So clearly we have different definations of basic
        .
        BYE b****

  3. SMH January 18, 2017

    So far I don’t see one name that would make me tune in.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 January 18, 2017

      Your fav wouldn’t make any of us tune in either! Stay mad!

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 18, 2017

      No one cares if you tune in or not though…. irrelevant b****!?

      • The Wig Snatcher January 18, 2017

        Drag that hôe!

  4. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 January 18, 2017

    Beyonce is the only name on this roster that matters!

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 18, 2017

      Yep!??

    • Cough Cough January 18, 2017

      Eh. We love Bey but if she’s only going to give me a performance piece and not a vocally driven one, ima be bored. I want SANGIN Bey (4 and before) back.

    • Cough Cough January 18, 2017

      If she can do for me what she did at the Stevie wonder post Grammy tribute last year I will be slayed

  5. Arthus January 18, 2017

    Mariah Carey needs to perform !

  6. Kwinzy January 18, 2017

    They better deliver with those Prince & George Michael tributes

  7. RihYonce January 18, 2017

    BEYONCÉ is coming ! ?

  8. fatusankoh January 18, 2017

    I can’t wait to see queen Bey perform the best

  9. TrellBeyLike January 18, 2017

    Beyoncé will have the most watched performance as usual. Most tweets and social media activity like usual. There is no show without Beyoncé.

    • Belladonna January 18, 2017

      The Gammys also said there trying to get Adele & since 25 has now sold over 19million copies worldwide & 9million in America I think 50% of the country will want to see Aele as well. Bey makes great music but not everyone likes R&B no shade it’s just a fact And Katy might perform her new single like she did with her song part of me & Taylor and Zayn might perform because there new video should be out by then. But I’m sure Bey & Adele will kill it.

      • lex January 18, 2017

        They had Adele and Taylor Swift last year and the viewership was low LMAO. You wrote a whole paragraph of nothing. 50% of the country weren’t checking for her last year, right after buying her highly hyped album.

    • oopsUPsideDaHead January 18, 2017

      Hopefully its better than her BUMP LEDESI out the way performance a few years back…

      that was zzz

  10. blue January 18, 2017

    Need Love on the brain live once more!
    also really need that prince tribute rumour to be true, need bruno and rihanna on a stage together, hopefully it will get them talking and we might get that earth shattering collabo

  11. Elsie January 18, 2017

    After a certain time don’t we began to think aren’t there anymore Rb singers they can invite other than the usuals, for Christ sake, I’m ready to see FANTASIA , TAKE THE GRAMMY STAGE, BUT WE ALL KNOW DAM WELL THEY DONT ASK REAL TALENT TO PERFORM, it will expose the truth,the viewing audience T home want to artist we relate to, we are not always in Beyonce and rihanna mood or style of music

    • LmfaoHoe January 18, 2017

      Its not even hate. I love both Bey and Riri but damn theres literally other females too that I have on my Playlist. I swear women in 90s were killing s*** in both pop,r&b, and hip-hop. We need more female performers than the usual.

      • lex January 18, 2017

        Why are you complaining about just Bey and Rih. They have the same basic people in every genre. They want ratings and advertisements/ money. Fantasia aint gonna bringing nothing but typical black female church wailing and ugly face singing to the stage.

  12. King B January 18, 2017

    Hopefully Sia performs. I’m pretty sure Adele and Bey are going to perform.

  13. Meteorite January 18, 2017

    I hope Christina performs!
    I need her to bring her ‘A’ Game if she does. Like like ’06 and ’07

    • Cough Cough January 18, 2017

      No shade dear but you saw her perform last week, giving us Tenor section realness. 06/07 Xtina is long gone. I feel like the more her hard core fans demand that soprano of decades past the more she tries to pretend it’s still there and ruins her voice. MC did the same things. Let’s appreciate her new baritone and let her feel it’s ok to sing in the same key as Barry White, Drake, John legend etc. as long as she sounds good!

      • Meteorite January 18, 2017

        I wasn’t taking about her vocals. (Which are fine despite popular opinion.)
        I said hope she brings her ‘A’ game like she did in ’06 and ’07. (Her two most notable Grammy performances.)
        Meaning I hope she executes whatever she may do like she did in those years.

      • Cough Cough January 18, 2017

        If you’re talking about that awful rendition of “it’s a mans world” where she screeched, yelled, blew out, fell over and just was all over the place with her runs- NO!

      • Meteorite January 18, 2017

        Then you’re obviously unaware of James Brown because he “screeched, yelled and blew out ears and fell over all over the place with unnecessary runs” A simple trip to YouTube will do the job.

        If you don’t like Christina, that’s fine but I don’t need yours or anyone else’s approval to like her.
        Never once have I talked condescendingly about anyone favs, so please leave me alone with your mess. People are entitled to like who they like and I didn’t ask for your opinions about Christina. When I want yours or anyone else’s opinion I’ll ask. I’m sick and tired of these damn stan wars. If I’m not being negative towards another, leave me alone.
        Simple as that.

  14. Cough Cough January 18, 2017

    The Grammys have sucked for a while now. Instead of the greatest night for, not only the most popular but the best of show in quality musicians/music act it’s now a popularity contest for mediocre wannabes and broke ass Stan meltdowns in online forums. The Grammys used to be a FRIGGIN SPECTACLE!!!!!!!!!so many landmark events so many Boe things of legendary careers.. **Le Sigh*** not anymore, s*** is wack, yo

  15. Tim Brown January 18, 2017

    The same rotation of artist coming to “slay” and still boost low ratings…I’m sleep!

  16. madbrax January 18, 2017

    BeYAWNce is so overrated. they only use her to fill the status quo so they don’t get the #grammysowhite backlash. it’s all a popularity contest now. Skin color now wins over actual talent just because the overtly sensitive black folks think they deserve ti be given everything now without even working for it. that’s why the grammies suck so hard now. lame.

  17. Rihboy January 18, 2017

    Carrie doing the damn thing! Because I have no idea how she is bagging these gigs!!! She is a complete bore! I guess they got to keep it diversified. If Rihanna ain’t there ain’t no point of me watching. Already seen john legends forced lullabies; sounding like he got mad cow disease. And we all know bey about to get up there and use every current dance trend blended with dramatics and theater. Boring!

  18. Krista January 18, 2017

    It will be all about Beyonce and Rihanna will be ignored again.

  19. @ASAPicon January 18, 2017

    Beyonce better bring something fresh and innovative….. That is all

  20. Kyle January 18, 2017

    Same ol same ol. Grammys need to spice it up. Add Britney or something… Geez!!

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