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The Recording Academy Announces Second Round of 2019 Grammy Performers

It’s almost that time of year again, folks! The 2019 Grammy Awards are just around the corner and music’s biggest night has locked down even more performances from some of its brightest stars. The prestigious event, which will be hosted by R&B superstar and 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, gave us an incredible A-list performance lineup just last week. Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves and Dan + Shay were all confirmed to be taking the stage at this year’s ceremony. Despite the already stacked roster, the Recording Academy decided to up the ante by revealing a second round of musicians. The more the merrier, right? The newest additions include Miley Cyrus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile.

This will be the first Grammys performance for folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, who’s nominated for an impressive six awards, making her the most nominated female of the night. Carlile struck gold by garnering nominations in the highly coveted “Big Three” categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. An overjoyed Carlile eagerly took to Instagram to reveal the good news in a series of adorably heartfelt videos.

R&B newcomer H.E.R., who’s nominated for five awards including Best New Artist and Album of the Year, will also be making her Grammy Awards performance debut. The singer expressed her excitement on social media and even retweeted several congratulatory fan messages on Twitter.

There’s no telling what Miley Cyrus will do at the Grammys this year, but there’s a good chance that recent collaborator Mark Ronson could potentially be involved. If her Instagram is any indication, Cyrus is certainly excited to hit the stage again on music’s biggest night. She covered “Tiny Dancer” alongside Elton John at the 2018 ceremony, so anything is possible when it comes to the “Malibu” songstress.

Perhaps the most unexpected Grammy news so far is the fact that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joined on stage by Post Malone, who was initially announced as a performer with the first round of artists. It should be an interesting match up, especially since the Grammys have a penchant for unpredictable musical pairings. Remember when Elton John joined Eminem for a duet rendition of “Stan” in 2001? Or when Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers performed a “Burnin’ Up”/”Superstition” mash up in 2009? The Recording Academy doesn’t hold punches when constructing their all-star performance rosters, so we can definitely expect another exciting show this year.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Until then, you can check out the full list of nominees here.

Photo Credit: Twitter (@RecordingAcad)

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