Beyoncé may have announced in epic Beyoncé-fashion this week that she’s expecting twins, but carrying two bey-beys isn’t going to stop the superstar from a little thing like performing on stage at music’s biggest night of the year.
Just announced, Beyoncé will take the stage at the Los Angeles Staples Center to perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12.
Beyoncé and her audio/visual masterpiece Lemonade are leading the pack this year, earning nine nominations and making the singer the most nominated female artist in history with a total of 62 nominations. Slay.
The news that Beyoncé is performing at the Grammy Awards may reassure fans who bought tickets to the Coachella Music Festival this year to see Bey headline the two-weekend show. Coachella takes place in April and there’s no word from Bey’s team yet on whether or not the singer will still perform at the outdoor fest. Two babies is a lot in one person… we assume.
In addition to Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper has also just been added to the Grammy line up. The Chicago native is up for seven awards this year, including Best New Artist, and is also up against himself three times in the Best Rap Song category (he’s nominated for two Kanye West songs).
Along with Beyoncé and Chance, Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark Jr., Little Big Town, and William Bell have also been confirmed as performers. They join previously announced performers 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. Though 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.
While we may not see Drizzy, Yeezy or the Biebs at the Grammy Awards, today’s announcement hopefully means we’ll see another moment like this.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are hosted by James Corden and air Sunday, February 12.