Courtesy of The Recording AcademyRed Hot Chili Peppers will perform at this Sunday’s Grammys alongside nominated rapper Post Malone. Speaking to ABC Radio, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow explains why he thinks the acts will fit together in a live setting.
“You think about the Peppers and their trajectory over the years, and how groundbreaking and sort of genre-splitting they’ve been,” Portnow says. “And even when they started…people scratched their heads, not knowing, you know, ‘What is this all about?'”
Portnow believes Post subscribes to a similar “genre-bending” ethos: His music has been called “a melting pot of country, grunge, hip-hop and R&B.” Post has described his music as “genre-less.”
“The two of them together would seem to be musicians of a similar perspective on their music,” says Portnow.
Other Grammy performers include St. Vincent with Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry and Diana Ross, among others.
The show airs live from Los Angeles this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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