Every year, fans wait to find out who will perform at the Grammy Awards. In addition to the stunning red carpet looks that everyone's favorite stars provide, previous iconic performances from musicians like Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift have dominated news cycles. Performers at the Grammys have the opportunity to heighten the experience of songs you know and love from the radio, and that in itself is worth watching the show.
So, who is going to perform at the Grammys in 2022? Here's everything we know about the talented musicians taking the stage.
The 2022 Grammy Awards lineup includes several contemporary music icons.
In March 2022, the Grammy Awards announced who would be performing at their Las Vegas ceremony. They first revealed performances from nominees Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Per Billboard, additional performances from J. Balvin with Maria Becerra, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., John Legend, Nas, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, and Carrie Underwood will also occur on Grammys night. Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola, and Billy Strings will perform in special segments. Most of the performing artists are nominated for awards, but there are also a handful of nominees who aren't performing.
Not only are the performances packed with iconic musicians, but the presenters include notable artists and performers such as Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Joni Mitchell, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Keith Urban, and Questlove.
A special "In Memoriam" tribute to Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim will take place at the Grammys.
Sadly, in 2021, the music industry mourned the loss of Broadway champion Stephen Sondheim, who composed musicals such as Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Into the Woods, and more. He also wrote the lyrics for musicals such as West Side Story and Gypsy. Stephen died at the age of 91 with eight Tony Awards, an Oscar, eight Grammy Awards, and other accolades.
Broadway titans Cynthia Erivo (soon to play Elphaba alongside Ariana Grande in the Wicked film), Ben Platt, Leslie Odom, Jr., and West Side Story breakout star Rachel Zegler will all perform in tribute to Sondheim on Grammys night. Be prepared to break out the tissues, as Sondheim was well-beloved by the music community at large, and this musical tribute is sure to cause a flood of emotion.
This year's Grammy Awards show is not one to miss, so make sure you get in on all the action by tuning into CBS on April 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET. Or, if you don't have cable, check out Paramount Plus or Hulu's Live TV option.