Two-time Grammy Award Winner LL COOL J Hosts Music’s Biggest Night, the "58th Annual Grammy Awards"

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10 February 2016
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards
LL Cool J - Photo Courtesy of CBS
"The 58th Annual Grammy Awards®"
Monday, February 15 at 8:00 PM, live ET on CBS
(Check local listings for other time zones)
Music’s Biggest Night® Hosted by LL COOL J

          Music's Biggest Night® just got bigger with can’t-miss moments and many new performers just added to the star-studded lineup. Nominee Justin Bieber will join fellow nominees Diplo and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY®-nominated hit “Where Are Ü Now,” marking the Jack Ü duo’s first live television performance. Album of the Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY Award winners Gary Clark, Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will take the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry will make an electric television debut with their rock supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 15 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/check local listings for other time zones) on the CBS Television Network. 

         Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J is set to host Music’s Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year. Previously announced performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. 


         Justin Bieber is currently nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex.

          This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards broadcast for Diplo, who is nominated for three awards this year: Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Skrillex; Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü with Skrillex; and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
Justin Bieber  Diplo  Pitbull
        Pitbull is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Dale.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for six-time GRAMMY Award winner Skrillex. Skrillex is up for two awards this year: Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber and Diplo; and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü with Diplo.

        Chris Stapleton is nominated for four awards this year: Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Traveller; and Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Traveller.”

         The Recording Academy® will honor GRAMMY® Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Bowie with an experiential tribute performed by one of his biggest fans, six-time GRAMMY Award winner and current nominee Lady Gaga.
Chris Stapleton  Lady Gaga  Hollywood Vampires
        A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and GRAMMY Award winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY Award winner Matt Sorum on drums, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled album will benefit The Recording Academy's health and human services charity, MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.

         Legendary blues guitarist, 15-time GRAMMY Award winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient B.B. King died at age 89 in May 2015. King's discography totaled more than 50 albums, including 1965’s Live At The Regal, one of four King recordings to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.
The GRAMMY® Award-nominated musical “Hamilton” ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast perform a number from the acclaimed musical on The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. This is the fourth time the GRAMMY broadcast will feature a performance live via satellite.

Grammy® Red Carpet Live
Grammy® Red Carpet Live, hosted by Kevin Frazier, Nancy O’Dell, and Shad Moss / Photo Courtesy of CBS

        For the first time, CBS will air a live red carpet show prior to the GRAMMY Awards broadcast with the new special, Grammy® Red Carpet Live, hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow, (CSI: CYBER), Monday, Feb. 15 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/check local listings for Mountain and Pacific time zones) on the CBS Television Network.

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