The Recording Academy has announced that music biggest night will pay tribute to the late Prince and George Michael during Sunday’s telecast of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The beloved musicians, both Grammy winners, will each receive a tribute segment during the festivities.
“George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”