Kendrick Lamar to Open Grammys with U2 & Dave Chappelle

Kendrick Lamar to Open Grammys with U2 & Dave Chappelle


The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are kicking f with a bang. Armed with seven nominations, Kendrick Lamar is set to open this year’s show with a special performance featuring U2 and Dave Chappelle, according to E! Online.

K-Dot and U2, previously announced as separate performers, collaborated on a series tracks in the past year, including XXX. f Lamar’s Grammy-nominated DAMN. and “Get Out Your Own Way” and “American Soul” from the band’s Songs Experience album.

This will be Kung Fu Kenny’s third Grammy performance, following his “Radioactive” set with Imagine Dragons in 2014 and his rousing medley “Alright” and “The Blacker the Berry” in 2016.

Additional performers for this year’s show include Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid, Logic, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Elton John, and Miley Cyrus.

Kendrick, a seven-time winner, is up for seven gramophones this year, including Album the Year, Record the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video. U2 is not nominated this year, but they have previously won 22 Grammys.

This year, Chappelle is nominated for his first-ever Grammy thanks to The Age Spin & Deep In the Heart Texas, which is up for Best Comedy Album.

The James Corden-hosted Grammy Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

  • Kendrick Lamar to Open Grammys with U2 & Dave Chappelle