Grammys 2017: Prince, George Michael Tributes Announced

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By Jazz Monroe.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will host tributes to Prince and George Michael. Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow described the pair as “pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” saying the Academy is “humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage.” The ceremony broadcasts from 8 p.m. Eastern this Sunday. Sources indicate that Prince’s music will finally become available on streaming services on the night. Previously announced performers include Daft Punk, Adele, Chance, and a duet between Lady Gaga and Metallica.

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