Childish Gambino will make his Grammy stage debut this year. Nominated for four awards including Record and Album of the Year, he’ll be part of a lineup that includes Lady Gaga, who is nominated for two awards, as well as P!nk and Little Big Town.
The 60th Annual Grammys are officially returning to New York City this year after a 15 year stint in Los Angeles. They’ll take place at Madison Square Garden on January 28 and are being hosted by James Corden.
“We’ve been in L.A. for many years; we used to bounce back and forth from time to time,” said Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, to Billboard. With the East Coast being the home for half the membership of the Academy – certainly there’s a very vibrant, vital part of the music industry on the East Coast and in New York – and given that this is an anniversary year for us, it’s a special chance to celebrate.”
Grammy winner Patti Lupone and current nominee Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) will also perform a special tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein, with Lupone belting out “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and Platt singing from “West Side Story.”