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Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo Head Roster of Grammy Stars to Combat Low Ratings Trend


After the Golden Globes and the Emmy Awards had trouble with ratings, the Grammy Awards are determined to do better.

The show will air Sunday, February 4th on CBS. Trevor Noah is the host.

But what are the main attractions? Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo have just signed on to perform. Those are BIG music stars. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus will most certainly be next.

Who else will make it to the stage? SZA, Janelle Monae, and Noah Kahan would make sense. Jon Batiste is a certainty.

The show could use a little rock, and some make artists. Usher would be great. It’s his year, with the Super Bowl following in the next week. The Rolling Stones would be a huge get for the producers. So would Sophie Ellis Bexter singing “Murder on the Dance Floor.”

One nice surprise might be MusiCares Person of the Year Jon Bon Jovi. He’s being feted on the Friday night of Grammy weekend.

More announcements coming.

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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