Rap mogul Jay Z is following in his wife Beyoncé’s footsteps as reports claim he will also grace the stage at next weekend’s annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
According to reports, Queen Bey and Young Hov will both grace the stage next Sunday (January 26).
After some speculation last week, Beyonce has been confirmed to be taking the GRAMMY Awards stage on Sunday night (Jan. 26), alongside hubby Jay Z. The appearance was confirmed in a commercial that aired on CBS on Sunday (Jan. 19), listing the married couple among the performers of the upcoming ceremony. Taylor Swift, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar are among the many other performers taking the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles next weekend. (Billboard)
Despite the billing, there is no word on whether the music duo will perform any duets.
Reps for the awards show have yet to announce whether the “Drunk in Love” pair will perform together onstage or what they’ll perform, but the two music stars will joins the likes of Taylor Swift , Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar and many other artists who will hit the stage at the Grammys Jan. 26. Beyoncé’s performance will mark her first televised performance since the release of her platinum-selling, self-titled fifth album last month. (E! Online)
Buzz behind Bey and fellow music star Madonna being expected to perform heated up the Internet a few days ago.
The pop superstars are expected to be among the big surprise moments during next week’s ceremony, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans. Late last year Beyonce pulled off one of the best-kept secrets in recent music history when she stealthily released her self-titled album without as much as a hint. The Grammys is where she will make her first televised performance in support of the project — which shattered iTunes records upon its release in December — according to a source with knowledge of the matter. (Los Angeles Times)
As many expected, Young Hov leads the Grammy Awards nominees with nearly ten nods.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations. Macklemore and Lewis’ gay marriage anthem ”Same Love” was among song of the year nominees and the Seattle rap crew joined Los Angeles rapper Lamar with seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Pharrell Williams had four major nominations among his seven and Justin Timberlake also had seven. (Boston)
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