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Published: Thu, January 19, 2017
Entertainment | By Alexander Flowers

Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood Set To Perform At Grammys

Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood Set To Perform At Grammys

Chart-topping singer John Legend and metal legends Metallica will be among the performers at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.

"Late Late Show" star James Corden is set to host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which takes place at the Staples Center. Coverage of the ceremony will begin at 8PM ET on CBS with the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET.

The chart-topping Legend, best known for his ballad All of Me, is a favorite of the Grammys, having won 10 awards and performed each year since 2014. Wildmon, who opposes equality stated, "Carrie Underwood encourages and supports homosexual marriage which the Word of God does not".

Three of the four performers named are nominated for Grammys.

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Metallica's songwriters James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are now nominated for Best Rock Song for "Hardwired".

A Checotah native, Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "Church Bells".

Eight-time GRAMMY award winning rock band Metallica have also been announced as performers at this year's event, with more performers expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Four-time GRAMMY victor Urban is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance ("Blue Ain't Your Color").

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