Joni Mitchell has been announced as a surprise performer at this year’s Grammy Awards.
The 80-year-old legend will sing at the ceremony for the first time on Sunday, February 4, alongside fellow artists Billie Eilish, SZA, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, U2, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Billy Joel.
U2’s performance will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’ headline-making new venue, the Sphere, where they have been hosting a month-long residency – U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere – ending on March 2.
Board It is reported that Taylor Swift will not perform but will be present at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Joel will perform his first single in nearly two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On”, while Combs will duet with Tracy Chapman on her song “Fast Car”, which they covered last year.
Burna Boy is expected to perform with 21 Savage and Brandy, while Michelle is set to duet with Brandi Carlile.
Considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time, Mitchell is returning to consistent live performance after suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015.
Blue The artist appeared at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021, then, along with Bonnie Raitt, opened for Brandi Carlile’s performance at the 2022 Grammys.
A few months later, she and Carlile performed enthusiastically at the Newport Folk Festival, then played a headline show at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheater in 2023.
At the Newport Folk Festival – her first full performance since 2002, Mitchell performed “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Shine”, “Help Me” and “Come in from the Cold”.
He also played a solo instrumental version of “Just Like This Train”.
Carlyle was expected to perform at the festival along with Wynonna Judd, Holly Lassig and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford. However, Michelle was surprised – Judd was seen wiping away tears as Michelle sang her 1996 track “Both Sides Now”.
The live recording of their Newport performance is up for a Grammy for Best Folk Album.
Mitchell has received a total of 18 GRAMMY nominations during her career and has won the award nine times, as well as winning a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.
This year’s Grammy Awards will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah and broadcast live by CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
This year’s awards ceremony will be dominated by women, with stars like SZA, Taylor Swift, Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and Victoria Monet up for some of the night’s biggest categories.
Swift could break a record if she wins the coveted album of the year for her 2023 record, Midnight, This will make her the only artist in the history of the Grammys to win the award four times.
She has previously won for her album Fearless, 1989, and his 2022 album Folk song.
Last year, Beyoncé won four Grammy Awards and broke the record for most wins in her career with 32. She is also tied with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, for the most nominations in her career, with 88.,