BB King Grammys tribute to feature Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr, Bonnie Raitt
Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr., and Bonnie Raitt will honor the late B.B. King, who died in May at the age of 89, at this year’s Grammy Awards, CBS announced Thursday. Clark and Raitt are both previous Grammy winners, while Stapleton is up for four awards this year.
CBS also announced that Justin Bieber will join Jack Ü – a duo made up of Diplo and Skrillex — onstage to perform Grammy-nominated “Where Are Ü Now.” Pitbull, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, Robin Thicke, and yet-to-be-announced specials guests will also be taking the stage.
While most of the previously announced performers — a list that includes Lady Gaga, who will be paying tribute to David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and Adele — are no strangers to TV, one band will be making their television debut: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry’s The Hollywood Vampires.
The Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J, air Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.