Hozier to partner Lennox as Grammys set up duets with music’s big names

The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Jessie J with Tom Jones, Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.
The Recording Academy said Annie Lennox would also be paired with newcomer Hozier at the February 8 show in Los Angeles.
“Throughout the years, the Grammy Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage,” academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said.
“This year is no different and once again promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries.”
Gaga and Bennett’s duet album, Cheek To Cheek, is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album, where their competition includes Lennox. Hozier is nominated for song of the year for the hit, Take Me To Church, while Jessie J is up for best pop duo/group performance for Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Beyonce, Pharrell and Sam Smith are the Grammy leaders with six nominations apiece. They will compete for the top prize, album of the year, along with Ed Sheeran and Beck.
Smith, Sheeran and Pharrell will also take the stage. Other performers include AC/DC, Madonna, Grande, Eric Church, Common, John Legend, Miranda Lambert and Usher.
The 57th annual Grammy Awards will be shown live from the Staples Centre on CBS.


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