Usher performs at One Musicfest in 2019. The Atlanta singer will pay tribute to Prince at the Jan. 26, 2020 Grammy Awards. RYON HORNE/RHORNE@AJC.COM

Grammy Awards 2020: Usher, Sheila E. will pay tribute to Prince during Sunday ceremony

The final round of performances for Sunday’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards includes a special “Salute to Prince” featuring Sheila E. and Atlanta’s Usher.

As well, Gary Clark Jr. will play his Grammy-nominated song, “This Land,” with The Roots and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty will team to perform during the annual In Memoriam moment.

As previously reported, six-time nominee and Atlanta native Lil Nas X will join with pal Billy Ray Cyrus and the “Old Town Road All-Stars” for a rendition of his record-breaking “Old Town Road,” while other live shots will come from Gwen Stefani with Blake Shelton, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C., Charlie Wilson, Tanya Tucker, John Legend and more. 

Alicia Keys hosts the ceremony, which airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on CBS. The Grammy Premiere Ceremony, during which the majority of the 85 awards are presented, can be streamed live on www.grammy.com starting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Imogen Heap will host that segment, with performances from Yola, Chick Corea, I’m With Her and others.  

Melissa Ruggieri will be in Los Angeles covering the events of Grammy weekend and the Sunday ceremony. Watch for updates here and follow the Atlanta Music Scene on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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