Adele, The Weeknd and more to perform at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards

Adele, The Weeknd and more to perform at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards

The first wave of GRAMMY performers has been announced and the line up is as star-packed as the pool of talent up for awards. Given the massive success of her album “25” it comes as no surprise that Adele will say “Hello” to the GRAMMY stage as will other hit makers The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Little Big Town. Music’s biggest night has become synonymous with tons of stellar performances, unique duets and jaw-dropping moments, so the performers list is guaranteed to grow in the coming weeks.

Adele and The Weeknd will perform their hit songs at this year's show. Photo: © Getty Images

The 58th edition of the show, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 15 exclusively on City, is shaping up to be busy night for Toronto’s The Weeknd. The singer is up for seven awards, making him one of the most-recognized talents on the roster. The "Can't Feel My Face" singer is nominated for two of the night's biggest honours, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with 11 nods, while Taylor Swift is up for three trophies: Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Drake captured five nominations, including Best Rap Album for If You're Reading This It's Too Late.

Taylor Swift is up for three trophies. Photo: © Getty Images

Noticeably absent from the ballot this year is Adele. The signer will have to wait unto the 2017 GRAMMYs to go for gold, given that her album came out after the Sept. 30 deadline for eligible music.

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