WILLIAM BELL TO PERFORM ON THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

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CHANCE THE RAPPER, LITTLE BIG TOWN, AND STURGILL SIMPSON TO PERFORM ON THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

WILLIAM BELL AND GARY CLARK JR. TAPPED FOR A SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE

Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted By James Corden — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 12, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017) — Music’s Biggest Night® just got bigger with newly added performances by two-time current GRAMMY® nominee William Bell and GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr.; current seven-time GRAMMY nominee Chance The Rapper; two-time GRAMMY winners Little Big Town; and current two-time GRAMMY nominee Sturgill Simpson. Previously announced performers include Adele, Daft Punk, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd. Award-winning television personality and performer James Corden is set to host the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® for the first time. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Bell is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance (“The Three Of Me”) and Best Americana Album (This Is Where I Live).

Chance The Rapper is nominated for Best Rap Album (Coloring Book), Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Ultralight Beam”), and Best Rap Performance (“No Problem”). He’s also nominated three times in the Best Rap Song category (“Ultralight Beam,” “No Problem,” and” Famous”).

Simpson is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album (A Sailor’s Guide To Earth).

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards—the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music—The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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