Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will be the first artist to take the stage at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the second time she’s opened the show. The Recording Academy confirmed today that Swift will once again have the honor of kicking off the awards show which is set for February 15th and will be hosted by LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle). The awards will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
In addition to Swift, The Recording Academy announced four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander, and two-time nominee Miguel have been added to the list of performers. Adele, Travis Barker, James Bay, Justin Bieber, Jackson Browne, Luke Bryan, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of Hamilton, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Bonnie Raitt, Rihanna, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Robin Thicke, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd were previously confirmed as performers. Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles are also set to pay tribute to Glenn Frey, and Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires will take the stage at this year’s awards.
The 2016 Grammys will be directed by Louis J. Horvitz and executive produced by Ken Ehrlich.