We're not nearly so arrogant as to assume that Beyoncé is now officially performing at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards just because we made an air-tight case for why the most-nominated woman in Grammy history should be on stage Sunday night.
I mean, we'll take it, don't get us wrong. The rumors have now become reality, as Common has confirmed in a Rolling Stone interview that Queen Bey will help introduce a very special performance of the Selma song "Glory" featuring himself and fellow Golden Globe winner John Legend.
"We're getting an introduction from the great Beyoncé," Common told the magazine. "That's a whole other level, to have her singing [the gospel standard [Take My Hand] 'Precious Lord.' I'm excited." Six-time Grammy nominee Bey will reportedly be introduced by good pal Gwyneth Paltrow.
Mrs. Carter joins an already super-packed list of performers for Sunday's show, which includes some recently added mash-ups featuring Sam Smith with Mary J. Blige, Album of the Year nominee Beck and Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran jamming with recently reunited 1970s symphonic rock band ELO, as well as Grammy legend jazz icon Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and Roots drummer Questlove.
Sia is also on the list now, along with previously announced acts: just added Super Bowl halftime crusher Katy Perry, Kayne West playing twice on the telecast, once as a solo artist and again with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, Common with John Legend, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Hozier with Annie Lennox, Jessie J with Tom Jones, Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Usher, AC/DC, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.