Saturday, April 13, 2024

Grammys: John Legend & Common Will Perform “Selma” Song, Sam Smith, Usher Added


The Grammy Awards are coming on February 8th, and the lineup looks good. LLCoolJ will host again (don’t know why– he’s blackmailing someone, obviously). But there’s plenty of good news: John Legend and Common will perform their Oscar nominated “Glory” from “Selma.” Other performers including Sam Smith, Usher, Miranda Lambert and Pharrell (he’d better do “Happy”).

Still waiting for more announcements. I’d guess that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, and maybe even Barbra Streisand, will on the show. Ken Ehrlich might even wrangle Bob Dylan, who’s getting the MusiCares Person of the Year Award on Friday before the Grammy show. We wait, and we see.

In other music news, Streisand scored her 31st Platinum album this week with her “Partners” duets album. It’s the Most everything– most for a female, most for anyone, etc. Bravo!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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