The 57th annual Grammy Awards are shaping up to be a smooth, soulful affair -- especially with the addition of a whole new slate of performers: Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Miranda Lambert, John Legend and Common, all announced Wednesday (January 21) via Instagram.
This passel of musicians will join previously announced performers Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, AC/DC and Eric Church on the Grammy stage, where John Legend and Common will also perform their Golden Globe-winning track "Glory," from the movie "Selma."
We're guessing Sam Smith and Pharrell will, in addition, work opposite ends of the emotional spectrum (a little "Happy," perhaps tempered with some tears?), while we're sure Usher will continue the grand tradition of bringing sexy back -- maybe by teaching the assemblage to be a "Good Kisser"?
As Grammy night fast approaches -- and more performers are announced -- anticipation continues to mount. Will Beyoncé win all of the awards as the Grammys’ all-time most-nominated woman? Will she snap up Album of the Year, or will that honor go to Sam Smith, Sheeran, Pharrell or Beck? What will Taylor Swift dance to and how passionately?
We'll have to wait until February 8 for these questions -- and more -- to find their answers.