The Weeknd to Perform With Daft Punk at 2017 Grammy Awards
Today (Jan. 31), the Grammys announced that the Starboy singer is slated to perform at the award show on Sunday, Feb. 12. A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak will also hit the stage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which kick off at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
No doubt Abel and Daft Punk are planning to perform "I Feel It Coming," which closed out The Weeknd's new album Starboy. The catchy, head-bobber of a song should make for a great show.
In another bit of interesting news, TMZ reports that The Weeknd has made Selena Gomez his "plus one" for Grammy weekend. It's looking like the new couple will be hanging out throughout the most of the festivities.
Meanwhile, fans of Kanye West and Drake won't get to see their favorite artists at the award show. Both 'Ye and Drizzy are skipping the show, because they don't feel it's a good barometer for talent anymore.
The OVO rapper doesn't think the Grammys are relevant or representative when it comes to young artists. In Yeezy's case, a source tells TMZ, “Let’s put it this way. He’s received 21 Grammys, but when he was head-to-head against a white singer, he never won.”
In terms of the nominations, Beyoncé leads the way with nine nods. Drake and Kanye each received eight nominations, while Chance The Rapper earned seven. You can view the full list of nominees - which includes D.R.A.M., Anderson .Paak, Lil Yachty, Desiigner and more - right here via XXL.
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