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“The 66th Grammy Awards to Be Broadcast Live from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on CBS and Paramount+ on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.”
The renowned “Piano Man,” Billy Joel, is set to grace Music’s Grandest Celebration!
The Recording Academy revealed on Wednesday that the 74-year-old musician has been included in the list of performers for the forthcoming 2024 Grammy Awards. Scheduled to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, this musical icon will join an illustrious lineup that features other top-tier artists such as Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Dua Lipa, Luke Combs, Olivia Rodrigo, and Travis Scott, who were previously announced.
The announcement follows closely on the heels of the revelation by the five-time Grammy awardee about the forthcoming release of “Turn the Lights Back On,” his initial single in more than ten years.
Billy Joel made the exciting revelation on Instagram this Monday, sharing a teaser trailer that not only disclosed the title of the track but also pinpointed its release date, slated for February 1.
This new release, “Turn the Lights Back On,” signifies a significant milestone as Joel’s first set of fresh musical creations since 2007. During that period, he unveiled “All My Life,” dedicated to his then-wife Katie Lee, and “Christmas in Fallujah,” a collaboration with musician Cass Dillon.
Following the release of his 1993 album “River of Dreams,” Billy Joel took a hiatus from songwriting, officially retiring from the craft. During this period, which lasted until 2007, he chose to share his musical talents through a collection of cover songs, abstaining from creating original content until the unveiling of his singles in that year.
The release of the song coincides with the conclusion of the illustrious decade-long residency of the artist behind “We Didn’t Start the Fire” at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This legendary residency, spanning over ten years, is set to officially conclude later in the year, with the artist performing his 150th lifetime show at the venue on July 25.
Further performers for the 66th annual Grammy Awards are anticipated to be revealed at a later time.
In this year’s award ceremony, with Trevor Noah as the host, SZA leads the nominations with an impressive total of nine nods. Following closely behind, Phoebe Bridgers and Victoria Monét, both notable figures in R&B, have received seven nominations each. Additionally, a group of artists including Jack Antonoff, Jon Batiste, boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift have each earned six nominations.
Fans can catch the live broadcast of the ceremony from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on CBS and Paramount+ on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET.