The Recording Academy has a very special line up being rumored as “unforgettable tribute segments” for Prince and George Michael to this year’s Grammy’s. Details around these performances have yet to be revealed, as fans patiently wait for this Sunday, February 12th.
Prince and Michael has had a huge influence on the music industry with both them nabbing 9 awards. Fans were succumbed into a shock with the most recent death of Prince passing away in April at age 57 and Michael passing away on Christmas Day in 2009.
George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said in a press release. “While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the Grammy stage.”
“While the primary focus of the GRAMMY Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost —that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes,” Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the Grammy Awards, said via press release. “While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance, it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable GRAMMY moments.”
Tune into the Grammy Awards taking place this Sunday.