2024 Musical Grammys: Legacy Icons Remembered in Individual In Memoriam Section

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A Farewell to Music Legends at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards

In a tribute to the music industry’s departed legends, the 2024 GRAMMY Awards will feature an emotional ‘In Memoriam’ segment. This segment aims to immortalize the work of the industry giants who passed away last year, bringing their contributions to life with moving performances from established GRAMMY winners and nominees.

High-Profile Tributes to Musical Icons

The legendary musician Stevie Wonder will lead the tribute performances with a heartfelt homage to Tony Bennett. His performance is set to remind audiences of Bennett’s colossal contributions to the music world and the Great American Songbook, resonating with the timeless classics he crafted during his lifetime.

Fellow musicians Annie Lennox, Wendy Melvoin, and Lisa Coleman will honor Irish music icon Sinead O’Connor with their stirring performance. Aimed at emphasizing the far-reaching influence O’Connor had in music, this tribute will serve as a reminder of the impact she left behind.

Spotlight on the ‘Godfather of Black Music’

Jon Batiste is set to commemorate the life and work of Clarence Avant, often referred to as the ‘Godfather of Black Music’. With Lenny Kravitz as the introduction and participant, the performance aims to illustrate how Avant’s influence has shaped different generations of music and impacted the music industry as a whole.

Celebrating Tina Turner’s legacy will be Fantasia Barrino, with her tribute introduced by Oprah Winfrey. Barrino’s rendition is anticipated to serve as a powerful testament to the enduring resonance of Turner’s music and her invincible spirit.

Exciting Performances and Historic Debuts

In addition to the iconic tributes, this year’s GRAMMY Awards will feature performances from numerous renowned artists. Fans can look forward to seeing Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Burna Boy, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Luke Combs, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Travis Scott, and U2 performing on the GRAMMY stage.

Joni Mitchell is set to have her first-ever GRAMMY performance, whereas U2 will present their inaugural Sphere performance from Las Vegas. These historic moments are scheduled to provide an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts all over the world.


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