It’s not a party until the Latinos arrive, and adding substantial star power to the biggest night in music are Bruno Mars and Jennifer Lopez, whom The Recording Academy has just added to their A-list lineup of performers and presenters.
The 55th Grammy Awards will feature Mars in a one-of-a-kind performance alongside Rihanna and 16-time Grammy winner Sting, creating a unique trio of talent across R&B, pop and rock music.
Mars – whose collaboration “Young, Wild & Free” with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa has been nominated for “Best Rap Song – is part of an evening’s lineup that will include two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson.
Country singer Miranda Lambert, Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and Elton John are also among the night’s confirmed performers.
Bringing glitz and glamor to the music awards show is Lopez, who has just been confirmed as presenter. Prince, Katy Perry, Faith Hill and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban will also take the stage as presenters, each am A-lister in the world of music and performance.
And while the sheer amount of talent at the 55th Grammy Awards is nothing short of staggering, Latino musicians are well represented among the night’s nominees. Rapper Miguel has been nominated for awards in four categories, including “Best R&B Performance” and “Best R&B Song,” while categories like “Best Latin Jazz Album” and “Best Latin Rock Album” will recognize achievement in those genres.
Also among those artists favored to win? Colombian rocker Juanes, up for “Best Latin Pop Album” for his 2012 release “MTV Unplugged: Deluxe Edition.”