On Sunday, February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles’s Crypto.com Arena, Joni Mitchell will perform at her first Grammy Awards. Given Mitchell’s long tenure as a Grammy mainstay, the fact that she has never performed on Music’s Biggest Night is astonishing.
In 1970, she captured her first of nine Grammys in a competitive ceremony. Furthermore, in 2002, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy.
Nominated for best folk album, the renowned singer-songwriter’s work includes Joni Mitchell’s live performance at Newport. Some 54 years ago, for the song “Clouds,” she took home her first Grammy for Best Folk Performance.
Mitchell joins eight other confirmed performers for the 2019 broadcast. The age range of these artists is quite wide, with three being in their twenties (Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa) and three being sixty-plus (the four members of U2, who are in their early sixties), as well as Billy Joel, seventy-four, and Mitchell, eighty.
Burna Boy, 32, Travis Scott, and 33, Luke Combs, are all confirmed to perform at the event. After Joel, U2, and Eilish, Mitchell becomes the fourth artist on this list to have won album of the year before. The record Mitchell won for, nevertheless, could come as a surprise to you.
Neither her 1971 classic Blue, which did not receive any nominations whatsoever, nor her 1974 commercial and artistic smash Court and Spark, which did receive an album of the year nomination, were relevant. It was River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock’s jazz ode to Joni. Because she was a featured performer on the album, she won.
The highly praised U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere takes place at Las Vegas’s Sphere, where U2 will be performing. A special awards presentation will also be a part of the section. The Grammy program will have additional performances, which will be revealed soon.
The Grammys will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by Trevor Noah. He is also nominated for a Grammy. There is a best comedy album nomination for Noah’s I Wish You Would. Since Queen Latifah in 2005, no Grammy host has also been nominated in the same year as the ceremony. He breaks that trend.
For his work on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he was honored with a Primetime Emmy on January 15th for outstanding discussion series. Attendees can watch the 66th annual Grammy Awards live on CBS on Sunday, February 4, from 8:00-11:30 p.m. ET/5:00-8:30 p.m. PT.
The ceremony will also be available to stream on Paramount+, either live or on demand for subscribers with Showtime or Paramount+ Essential the day after the special airs.
For the fourth year running, Fulwell 73 Productions will be producing the broadcast on behalf of the Recording Academy. Along with Jesse Collins, executive producers include Raj Kapoor and Ben Winston.
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