Grammy Awards 2021 is just around the corner, and the Recording Academy has just announced the names of the artistes who will perform on stage this year. The list of performers includes big wigs of the music industry like Taylor Swift, BTS, Harry Styles, Chris Martin, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish. The 63rd Grammy Awards will also see Puerto Rican rap artist Bad Bunny, psychedelic soul band Black Pumas, singers Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, and Miranda Lambert setting the stage on fire.

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A press release shared by the official website of Grammy Awards stated, “Artistes will be coming together, while still safely apart, to play music for each other as a community, and celebrate the music that unites us all.” 

Artistes including Rapper Lil Baby, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch are also lined up for some rocking performance on the stage of the Grammy Award. Trevor Noah will be hosting the show.

While the line up sounds exciting, it was Bruno Mars’ request to perform on the Grammy stage that has become the talk of the town. Soon after the Recording Academy released the list of musicians set to perform at the forthcoming award show, Mars took to Twitter to ask them to make a tweak to the roster. “Dear Grammys, If you can see it in your hearts to allow two out-of-work musicians to perform at your show, we would really appreciate it,” wrote the singer. 

He went on to say, “We just released a song and could really use the promotion right now. We have a lot riding on this record (and the Pelicans game next week, but that’s another story). We haven’t been able to perform for a while, and we just want to sing. We will send in an audition tape and take as many Covid tests as we need to.”

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“I promise we won’t be extra. We just really want a gig again. I hope you’ll consider this request and give us the opportunity to shine. Love, Silk Sonic,” concluded Mars. The Grenade singer had earlier announced that he and Anderson Paak have teamed up on a project called Silk Sonic. Their debut single, Leave the Door Open premiered on March 4.

Coming back to the Grammy Awards, Lipa, Ricch, and Swift have been nominated under six categories, while Beyonce is leading with nine nominations. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 14, and will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center with COVID-19 protocols being followed religiously.