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We’re only a few days away from Sunday’s Grammy Awards and the all-star line up got another huge bump this morning. Katy Perry has just been announced as the latest performer for the 59th Grammy Awards!
It’s been four years since Katy Perry released her fourth studio album Prism, but in 2016, Perry dropped her inspirational single, “Rise,” and promised fans that she was back in the studio working on more new music.
It looks like the pop star is making good on her word, with plans to perform a new song on Sunday called “Chained To The Rhythm,” which Perry is expected to release on Friday.
Perry debuted a new promo image of herself on Instagram this morning with the caption, “New life who dis.” Sporting a bleached bob, Katy will show off her makeover on Sunday when she performs for the sixth time on the Grammy stage.
Collecting 13 Grammy nominations throughout her career, Perry has yet to make an official announcement on when fans can expect her fifth studio album, but after four long years, we’re just excited to hear Friday’s new single.
Perry hasn’t been shying away from the public eye in between albums. In 2016, she was busy campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and she has continued her work as a political activist, recently posing with Gloria Steinhem at the Women’s March. Her first shoe line, the Katy Perry collection, is scheduled to be released this spring.
On Sunday, Perry along with many celebs congratulated fellow Halftime performer Lady Gaga on her incredible Super Bowl performance and now it looks like she will be able to congratulate Gaga in person.
Fresh off her high energy Super Bowl performance (watch it again here), Lady Gaga is now set to join previously announced performers Metallica for a hard rock performance during Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The legendary rockers are up for one award this year, with Gaga’s appearance a chance for the pop star to return to her rocker days spent in a Led Zeppelin cover band.
Katy Perry and Lady Gaga join an incredible line up for Sunday’s Grammy Awards, which already includes Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark Jr., Little Big Town, William Bell, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd with Daft Punk, Maren Morris with Alicia Keys, A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak, Adele, Keith Urban, Metallica, John Legend and Carrie Underwood.
Three names that won’t be included in this year’s line up are Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake. Although all three artists are nominated this year (West and Drake earned eight nominations each, while Bieber is up for four awards), they’ve all confirmed they won’t be appearing at music’s biggest night.
The three artists have reportedly said they don’t feel the award show is “relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.” Drake and Justin Bieber are both up for Album of the Year, a category that also includes performers Adele, Beyoncé and Sturgill Simpson.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are hosted by James Corden and air Sunday, February 12.