Despite taking home her first of nine Grammys in 1970 along with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2002, Mitchell has never performed on Music’s Biggest Night.
This year, the iconic singer-songwriter is nominated for best folk album for Joni Mitchell at Newport [Live] after winning her first Grammy 54 years ago in the best folk performance category for Clouds.
Following Joel, U2 and Eilish, Joni is the fourth artist who is a past album of the year winner but It wasn’t her 1971 classic Blue, or her 1974 creative and commercial hit Court and Spark (which was nominated for album of the year). The Grammy win was as a featured artist Herbie Hancock’s jazz tribute to her, River: The Joni Letters.
U2 will perform from Sphere in Las Vegas, home of the band’s acclaimed U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere. The segment will also feature a special awards presentation.
Additional performers for the Grammy telecast will be announced in coming days.
Trevor Noah will host the Grammys for the fourth consecutive year. He too is a Grammy nominee. Noah is up for best comedy album for I Wish You Would. He’s the first Grammy host to be nominated for a Grammy that same year since Queen Latifah in 2005. He won a Primetime Emmy on Jan. 15 for outstanding talk series for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday (Feb. 4) from 8:00-11:30 p.m. live ET/5:00-8:30 p.m. live PT on CBS and will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).
The telecast will be produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy for the fourth consecutive year. Ben Winston, Raj Kapoor and Jesse Collins are executive producers.