Jon Batiste, Chris Stapleton, Nas, Foo Fighters, and H.E.R. are among the newly-announced performers for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, taking place on April 3 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The artists above will add additional star power to an already exciting line-up that includes Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, and Brothers Osborne.
A special tribute to Stephen Sondheim has also been announced, featuring musical tributes by Cynthia Ervio, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler. The late composer was one of the most important figures in 20th century musical theater.
Leading this year’s nominations is Batiste, who is up for a grand total of 11 awards. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader is a contender for Record Of The Year and Best Music Video for his song “Freedom,” while his eighth studio LP, We Are, is up for Album Of The Year and Best R&B Album. Additionally, Batiste is up for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work on Disney’s Soul, with several other nods in the categories for American Roots and Jazz releases.
Meanwhile, H.E.R’s record, Back Of My Mind, is also nominated for Album Of The Year, as well as seven additional nominations in the R&B and Best Song Written for Visual Media categories. The Foo Fighters are nominated three times for Best Rock Performance (“Making A Fire”), Best Rock Song (“Waiting On A War”), and Best Rock Album (Medicine At Midnight). Nas, who is also performing, is up for Best Rap Song (“Bath Salts”) and Best Rap Album (King’s Disease II).
Eilish and Rodrigo are tied for seven Grammy nominations this year. Eilish’s sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, is up for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, alongside Rodrigo’s debut record, Sour. In addition, Eilish’s title track (“Happier Than Ever”) is nominated alongside Rodrigo’s hit singles “drivers license” and “Good 4 U” for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Music Video (“Good 4 U”), and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Country star Chris Stapleton is nominated for three awards, including Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”), Best Country Song (“Cold”) and Best Country Album (Starting Over). K-Pop superstars BTS, meanwhile, are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song, “Butter.”
The 64th annual Grammy Awards air on CBS and Paramount+ on April 3 at 8:00pm ET. For more information, and a full list of nominees, visit the official website.