Participants of the ceremony will remind about the problems of sexual harassment, suicides and armed violence
Lady Gaga, the band U2, KARDi Bi, Pink, Miley Cyrus, sting, Elton John and Sam Smith, this is not a complete list of artists who will perform at the 60th ceremony of the musical award “Grammy”.
However, unlike other ceremonies of major American awards, this year fun and awards are not the only themes that will reflect the performers.
It is expected that the performers will wear white roses in solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment, while the movement #MeToo (“me too”) extends from Hollywood to the music industry.
“You will hear individual comments from performers that will be here. They are the essence, and we welcome it,” – said the President of the National recording Academy Neil Portnow.
One of the nominees in the category “Best pop album” singer Kesha for several years has been in litigation with a former producer Dr. Luke, accusing him of psychological and sexual violence. It is expected that she will perform her emotional single, Praying along with Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and a whole chorus.
Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied accusations Keshi.
“I’m very proud and nervous, I am overwhelmed at the fact that I play the song at the ceremony “Grammy” on Sunday. If you need it, I hope this song will find you,” Kesha wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Candidates for the award “Grammy” Alessia, Kara, Khalid, and logic will take the stage along with people who refused to commit suicide, to perform the song “1-800-273-8255”, whose name is the telephone number of the National hotline for suicide prevention.
While country musicians the Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris, speaking at a music festival in Las Vegas, where 51 people were killed and more than 500 injured, to commemorate the victims of armed violence and extremist attacks on musical events.
The leader on number of nominations this year is rapper Jay-Z. Most of them connected with his revealing the soul album “4:44”.
His competitors in the nomination “the Best album of the year” are Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and new Zealand singer Lorde. Win Jay-Z will be the first in 14 years to win hip-hop in this category.
Bruno Mars, Jay-Z and Childish Gambino also claim the prize in the category “Best recording of the year”. Their competition here is the Latin American dance hit in ispolneny Despacito Luis Fonsi conquering such markets, and daddy Yankee, with the participation of Justin Bieber. Last summer, this single broke the record for number of views in the Internet 4.6 billion on leading platforms.
Vice-President of Billboard magazine, Ross Scarano believes that Despacito have some advantage.