Childish Gambino will be giving his first ever Grammys performance when he takes that stage during the live event at Madison Square Garden later this month on Sunday, Jan. 28. The Recording Academy released its first batch of scheduled Grammy performers on Thursday, with Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and P!nk also set to perform live at the annual awards ceremony.
Former Grammy winner and longtime Broadway star Patti LuPone is also scheduled to team up with musical actor Ben Platt for a “special Broadway tribute,” with a song from "West Side Story." The tribute will be centered around “honoring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.” Hats off to the Grammy producers for giving a nod to Broadway, as the event returns to the bright lights of New York City this year for the first time since 2003.
Childish Gambino, Gaga, Little Big Town and P!nk have all been nominated for Grammys in various categories this year. Gambino is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Record Of The Year, Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance. He’s also in the running to win the highly coveted Album Of The Year award for his phenomenal Awaken, My Love! LP. Gaga is also preparing with a pair of Grammy noms for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. It was this time last year where the singer was getting ready to take on the sports world with what would be a record-breaking performance at the 2017 Super Bowl.
More Grammy performers will most likely be announced in the coming weeks as the event draws closer.
Fans can tune to watch all the live performances at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will air live from Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. EST.