Joni Mitchell to perform for 1st time at Grammy Awards

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Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is set to perform at the upcoming edition of Grammy Awards for the first time.

The 80-year-old singer, who is nominated for Best Folk Album for ‘Joni Mitchell at Newport’, will take to the stage at Los Angeles’ Arena on 4 February, reports Female First UK.

This marks the only time she has sung at the annual ceremony, despite having been honoured with 10 Grammy awards in the past, including the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

The ‘Both Sides Now’ singer suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015 which left her unable to talk or walk for some time but in July 2022, she returned to the stage for her first full show since 2000 when she made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, before making her official comeback in June 2023 at the Echoes Through the Canyon festival.

As per Female First UK, Joni joins a long list of performers for this year’s ceremony, with Billy Joel — who is returning to sing at the event for the first time in 20 years — Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Like Combs, Travis Scott and Olivia Rodrigo among those who will be taking to the stage. In addition, U2 will also stage a performance from their Sphere residency in Las Vegas.

SZA is the most-nominated artist, having received nine nominations in total, including nods in the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year categories.



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