Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell will grace the stage of the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday as a performer for the primary time at age 80.
The Recording Academy made the announcement in a information launch Sunday, including the nine-time Grammy winner to a star-studded efficiency lineup that features Dua Lipa, Burna Boy, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, U2, Luke Combs and Billy Joel.
Mitchell is a nominee within the Finest Folks Album class for her 2023 stay album “Joni Mitchell at Newport.” The album paperwork her shock return to the live performance stage on the 2022 Newport Folks Competition in Rhode Island – after 20 years away, in line with the Recording Academy.
“Wow!” commented Argentine musician and filmmaker Fito Páez underneath a joint Instagram publish on the announcement by Mitchell, the Recording Academy and CBS, including: “What an evening!”
The enduring Canadian experimental artist, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 1997 and gained a Lifetime Achievement Award on the Grammys in 2002, is greatest recognized for Nineteen Seventies hits comparable to “Huge Yellow Taxi,” “Blue,” “Amelia” and “Woodstock.”
Irish rock band U2 may even make historical past at this 12 months’s ceremony, which is being hosted by comic Trevor Noah, by delivering the award present’s first broadcast efficiency from the Sphere, Las Vegas’ futuristic leisure venue, in line with the Recording Academy.
The 22-time Grammy-winners inaugurated the venue, which is the world’s largest spherical construction and accommodates the world’s highest-resolution wraparound LED display screen, with a sequence of live shows between October and December final 12 months.
The 2024 Grammys will air stay on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.