Current Grammy nominee Adele will make her much-anticipated return to live performances on Sunday’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Poised to become of the biggest Grammy moments in recent memory, it will be her first time performing live anywhere in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.
Hosted by two-time Grammy winner and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J, the Grammy Awards take place live from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will air live on the CBS Television Network.
Look for my live blog of the show here on BAM’s Blog Sunday night.
“I’m immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards,” said Adele in the announcement. “It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.”
Two-time Grammy winner Adele has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for “Rolling In The Deep”; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “21″; and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”
Adele recently sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper, and in her first public performance since the surgery, she sang “Rolling in the Deep” for him. The performance was first broadcast Friday on “CBS This Morning.”
Cooper’s interview with Adele will air during “60 Minutes” at 6 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
Other performers set up for Sunday night’s Grammys include the reunited Beach Boys with Foster The People and Maroon 5, The Civil Wars, Diana Krall, Maceo Parker, Joe Walsh, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett and Checotah native Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift.