Prince And George Michael Tribute: Grammys 2017

Producers are promising “unforgettable tribute segments”.

On Wednesday, the Recording Academy announced that the 59th annual Grammy Awards will feature tributes to the late pop icons, Prince and George Michael, who both passed away last year.

“While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the Grammy stage,” President and CEO of The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow said in a statement.


Producers have yet to release which artists will participate in each tribute, but previously-announced performers included Katy Perry, John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars, Adele, and, reportedly, Beyoncé.

“While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes,” Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement.

Hosted by James Corden, the 59th annual Grammys will air Sunday at 8PM Eastern time on CBS.

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