Who Are The 2019 Grammy Performers? Here's Who Will Take the Stage and the Awards They're Nominated For

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will premiere Sunday and as always, will see an array of talented performers showcasing their best work of the year. From rap radio-star Cardi B to country, calm Kacey Musgraves, the Grammy stage will be a temporary home to a wide variety of acts. Here's who you can expect to see take the stage in 2019.

Diana Ross

Honoree Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ross will be honored as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2019. She'll appear with a full performance, according to Entertainment Tonight. It's unknown if Ross will be joined by any surprise celebrities during her time on stage.

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino performs onstage at Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones at the Microsoft Theatre on September 25, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

In a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, Barrino, who once appeared on American Idol, will sing with Yolanda Adams and Andra Day to honor the late superstar. Barrino also performed at Franklin's funeral.

Day + Shay

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan Shay perform during the 2018 CMA Country Christmas at Curb Event Center on September 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

This country act has attracted major attention lately, which is reflected in their Grammy nominations this year. Day + Shay are up for Best Country Song and Best Country/Duo Group Performance because of their song "Tequila."

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves speaks onstage at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018, in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard

Musgraves is nominated for a list of awards, including Album of the Year. Along with the prestigious nomination, she'll be considered for Best Country Album, Country Song and Country Solo Performance.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton performs onstage at a luncheon for the Netflix Film Dumplin' at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 22, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix

Country legend Parton will appear to perform songs featured in Netflix's hit film Dumplin' alongside other big country names like Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves. Pop star Katy Perry is also scheduled to appear.

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019 on December 31, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for dcp

Radio-ready Mendes is up for two awards this year: Best Pop Vocal Album and Song of the Year. His song, "In My Blood" is the contender for the later.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019 on December 31, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

Cabello will open this year's Grammy awards, and will bring a handful of special guests to the stage with her. J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval are expected to appear with her, according to Entertainment Tonight. Cabello is nominated for two Grammy awards: Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus performs at I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell at the Forum on January 16, 2019, in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Cyrus is scheduled to perform, though details on her song choice are unknown. She recently released a single, "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" with Mark Ronson.

Cardi B

Cardi B performs onstage during Day 3 of Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest at State Farm Arena on February 2, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Cardi is nominated for seven Grammy awards this year including Song of the Year for "I Like It," Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance for "Be Careful," Best Rap Album, Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for "Be Careful." Her remaining nominations are for songs she's featured on: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and G-Eazy's "No Limit" for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Brandi Carlile

Musician Brandi Carlile performs onstage during the One Love Malibu Festival at King Gillette Ranch on December 2, 2018, in Malibu, California. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for ABA

Carlile is nominated for six awards this year, including Song of the Year for "The Joke" and Album of the Year. She's the most-nominated female artist this year, beating out Cardi B considering features.


Rapsody (L) and H.E.R. (R) attend the 'Future of Film' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 25, 2018, in New York City. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Nominated for Album of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album, H.E.R. will bring a soulful R&B performance to the Grammy awards. She's also nominated for Best New Artist this year.

Post Malone with The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Post Malone performs on the Main Stage on Day 1 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2018, in London, England. Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

Malone is nominated for four Grammy awards in 2019, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae speaks onstage at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018, in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard

Monáe is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Music Video this year.