The lineup of duet performers for the 2015 Grammy Awards is here, and leading the way are a chameleonic alternative-era icon and a falsetto-favoring British soft-rock frontman.
Also set to duet are Mary J. Blige with Sam Smith and Brandy Clark with Dwight Yoakam. (Separately, Yoakam has shared the title track from his April 14 album Second Hand Heart, and you can hear it over at Rolling Stone.)
In other newly announced collaborations, Herbie Hancock will join Questlove and John Mayer in a performance with Ed Sheeran. Jeff Lynne, who now earns royalties from Smith’s Grammy-nominated “Stay With Me,” will also play with Sheeran with his longtime band ELO .
Previously announced performers include Kanye West, both solo and in the live debut of “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna and Paul McCartney. Also on the bill are Pharrell, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, AC/DC, Usher, Common, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Eric Church. Other planned collaborations are Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, Hozier with Annie Lennox, Jessie J with Tom Jones and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.
The 57th annual Grammys air live on Sunday, February 8, at p.m. EST.
Below, because it exists, enjoy the sight of a cartoon dalmatian listening to a half-hour of Beck and Coldplay songs.