Joni Mitchell Set to Wow Audiences with Debut Grammy Performance at the 66th Awards Show
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Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is poised to make history at the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday as she takes the stage for her first-ever performance at the age of 80.
The Recording Academy, in a news release on Sunday, delighted fans by announcing Mitchell’s addition to an already star-studded performance lineup.
The roster includes Dua Lipa, Burna Boy, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, U2, Luke Combs, and Billy Joel.
Mitchell, a nine-time Grammy winner, is not only a performer but also a nominee in the Best Folk Album category for her 2023 live album “Joni Mitchell at Newport.” The album captures her unexpected return to the concert stage at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island after a 20-year hiatus, as reported by the Recording Academy.
Argentine musician and filmmaker Fito Páez expressed his excitement on Instagram, commenting, “Wow! What a night!” in response to Mitchell’s announcement, along with the Recording Academy and CBS.
The iconic Canadian experimental artist, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2002, is renowned for 1970s hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Blue,” “Amelia,” and “Woodstock.”
In addition to Mitchell’s historic debut, the 2024 Grammys will witness another groundbreaking moment. Irish rock band U2 is set to deliver the award show’s first broadcast performance from the Sphere, Las Vegas’ futuristic entertainment venue, as revealed by the Recording Academy.
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The 22-time Grammy winners inaugurated the Sphere with a series of concerts between October and December last year.
The venue boasts the title of the world’s largest spherical structure and features the world’s highest-resolution wraparound LED screen.
Comedian Trevor Noah will host the ceremony, adding his wit and charm to the highly anticipated event. Music enthusiasts can catch the 2024 Grammys live on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
As Joni Mitchell graces the Grammy stage for the first time, fans can expect a truly magical and unforgettable performance from the celebrated artist who continues to captivate audiences with her timeless music and unparalleled talent.