While the Academy Awards have, naturally and rightfully, received a good amount of flak for its lack of diversity, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards is, perhaps surprisingly, attempting to do the opposite. Following their announcement of the nominees, the committee has also announced their first round of performing acts. As is customary, they include several artists with multiple nominations.
Kendrick Lamar (with 11), The Weeknd (with five), and Little Big Town (with two) are set to perform alongside Adele (who has won 10 awards thus far) and an eclectic group of unnamed artists paying tribute to Lionel Richie (who has won four in his illustrious career). The 2016 GRAMMYs also marks a first, as it will air live in every time zone (now including the Pacific and Mountain time zones), and it will air on a Monday (February 15th) rather than a Sunday (this, likely, is due to the NBA All-Star Weekend landing on the same weekend). LL Cool J is slatd to host the event for a fifth straight year.