The Grammy Awards are just around the corner on February 12, and music’s night of nights is shaping up to be quite special. Not only do we have it on good authority that Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake will not be attending, but we now know that musical performances will include A Tribe Called Quest, with a little help from both 15-time Grammy winner Dave Grohl and two-time nominee Anderson Paak. The supergroup of sorts will deliver the cut Movin’ Backwards live at the ceremony this month, which also featured Anderson Paak on the album.
Tribe triumphantly returned last year with the spectacular We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, which not only honoured the late Phife Dawg, who passed away last March, but reflected the times on an unprecedented musical and lyrical level.
Other performers include Daft Punk with The Weeknd, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Adele, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood and Rihanna. Furthermore, it’s rumoured that a star-studded Prince tribute will be performed, and while this is unconfirmed, it is extremely likely considering it’s the first Grammys since The Purple One passed last April.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 12 (Monday February 13 Australia time), hosted by James Corden.
Below, watch A Tribe Called Quest performing We The People on SNL, which included a beautiful Phife Dawg tribute, another one of which we’ll likely see at the Grammys.