The first batch of performers for the 2017 Grammys were announced.
The headline says it all: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban will take the stage at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.
Last month, Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich confirmed Beyonce and Adele will also perform. He was asked point blank if they would.
"Very few people say no to the Grammys," he said. "Over all of the years I've been doing the show, there have been [only] three or four acts who've actually said no."
He was pushed to reveal who.
"Absolutely not," he said, "but I can tell you that Adele and Beyoncé are not two of them. We have every anticipation that both of them will be with us in February."
He added: "We love a good horse race. It's a fine line: We love the competition aspect of it, but it's really more -- here's the cliché -- the family of music. I don't know how many of those three categories they're in together that we'll announce during the telecast, but we'll probably come pretty close. When you can start with that as a foundation for a show, you're in pretty good shape."