The Recording Academy has just announced that the 59th Grammy Awards will pay tribute to two major icons lost in the last year, Prince and George Michael.
Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, “While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes. While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance, it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable Grammy moments.”
No word yet on which artists will perform in the tributes.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday night and will be hosted by James Corden.