Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated in seven categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, is now scheduled to perform during the ceremony. He joins U2, Sam Smith and Elton John who were also added to the bill this week. Other performances include already scheduled acts like Childish Gambino, SZA, Cardi B, Kesha and Lady Gaga.
Considering U2 was featured on Lamar’s critically acclaimed DAMN. and K. Dot was featured on the Irish rock band’s latest track, “American Soul,” there’s a strong possibility the two will pair up during the show.
Kung Fu Kenny, who was named HipHopDX’s MC of the Year, is up for Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video (“HUMBLE.”), Album of the Year and Best Rap Album (DAMN.), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“LOYALTY.” featuring Rihanna).
JAY-Z is the only other Hip Hop artist with more nominations. Hov racked up eight stemming from his 13th studio album, 4:44. He’s up for Record Of The Year (“The Story Of O.J.”), Song Of The Year (“4:44”), Album of the Year (4:44), Best Rap Performance (4:44), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Family Feud” featuring Beyoncé), Best Rap Song (“The Story of O.J.”), Best Rap Album (4:44) and Best Music Video (“The Story of O.J.”).
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards air on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST.