Monday, May 20, 2024

Grammy News Exclusive: CONFIRMED Adele Will Open Show, Also Set to Sing George Michael Tribute



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Confirmed: Word from the Staples Center is that Adele will perform the George Michael tribute tonight, DEFINITELY¬† singing “Fastlove.” She’s also opening the show. So don’t miss it! This would be in addition to her singing “Hello” or one of her own songs as she heads to possible wins for Best Song, Record, Album and female vocal performance. A Prince tribute will include a reunited The Time, and Bruno Mars.

Both Beyonce and Katy Perry are set to perform as well. This sounds like an incredible Grammy show, not to be missed. James Corden hosts.

Adele’s PR has banned all press from Sony’s after party tonight at the Hotel Bel Air. So if she wins, I’ll just rerun my story from a few years ago when she won her Grammy and wouldn’t let anyone into her private room at Morton’s restaurant. That was pretty funny.

Also in Grammy news, most of Prince’s hits have been added to Spotify and other streaming services today. But it’s Warner Music that’s added them. Eventually Prince’s entire catalog will transfer to Universal Music. But still not there is his 1996 number 1 hit “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” That and many other Prince recordings post 1995 are lost in legal limbo.


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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