Diplo, BTS, Mason Ramsey to join Lil Nas X on Grammys stage for live rendition of ‘Old Town Road’

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Diplo, BTS, Mason Ramsey to join Lil Nas X on Grammys stage for live rendition of ‘Old Town Road’Billy Ray Cyrus Lil Nas Diplo Old Town Road

Lil Nas X’s inescapable breakthrough record, “Old Town Road,” will be performed live at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. The chart-topping single has been selected for a “Grammy Moment” performance, during which Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will collaboratively deliver a live rendition of the viral hit. Along with some help from friends.

BTS, Diplo, and Mason Ramsey, each of whom submitted their own reworks of “Old Town Road” last year, will also take the stage alongside both artists, in addition to surprise special guests. Diplo led the pack of remixers, releasing his revamp of the twangy fan-favorite in April 2019. BTS followed suit with their take, the cleverly titled “Seoul Town Road,” as did Mason Ramsey, whose version featured rapper Young Thug. Both productions landed in July 2019. 

“Old Town Road” is not only the focus of what promises to be a momentous live appearance; the track is also up for Record of the Year. Fellow nominees include Bon Iver‘s “Hey Ma,” Billie Eilish‘s similarly year-defining “Bad Guy,” “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., Khalid and Disclosure‘s “Talk,” Lizzo‘s breakout “Truth Hurts,” and “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee. The Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26

Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

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Wuki celebrates Grammy nomination with new mix of all Grammy-nominated tracks [Stream]

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Wuki celebrates Grammy nomination with new mix of all Grammy-nominated tracks [Stream]Wuki Live Credit BOO AZ

Wuki received a Best Remixed Recording Grammy-nomination for his spin on Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter.” The New Jersey-native producer is celebrating his invitation to the 62nd annual Grammy Awards with a specially curated mix of nominated tracks and remixes from this year’s upcoming ceremony.

Starting the mix off right with his own Grammy nod, Wuki then dives into a RÜFÜS DU SOL remix, lacing in the Chemical Brothers, Tommie Sunshine & Bitch Be Cool’s remix of Billie Eilish’s mega hit, “Bad Guy,” and more. The mix also features Skrillex, Boys Noize, and Ty Dolla $ign’s nominated “Midnight Hour” collaboration followed later by CID’s remix of Lizzo’s inescapable “Truth Hurts.” Khalid and Disclosure make the cut, along with songs that fall in the hip-hop category, with additions from J. Cole’s Dreamville crew and finally DaBaby holding down the finale.

Wuki is also about to drop a collaborative EP with Latin Grammy-winner, Nitti Gritti, titled Ro Sham Bo. Together, they will embark on a co-headlining tour. For now, stream Wuki’s “Road To The Grammys” mix below.

Tracklist:

1. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)
2. Rufus – Underwater (Yotto’s Dusk Remix)
3. The Chemical Brothers – Got To Keep On
4. Bonobo – Linked
5. Meduza – Piece Of Your Heart
6. Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (Tommie Sunshine & Bitch Be Cool Remix)
7. Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendez – Senorita
8. Skrillex ft. Boys Noize, Ty Dolla $ign – Midnight Hour
9. Taylor Swift – Lover (DJ Mike D Edit)
10. Lizzo Truth Hurts (CID Remix)
11. Khalid x Disclosure – Talk (Disclosure VIP)
12. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Mike D Remix)
13. 21 Savage & J Cole – A lot
14. Dreamville, J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, & EARTHGANG – Down Bad
15. DaBaby – SUGE

Via: Billboard

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Aerosmith Drummer Says Band Won’t Let Him Play The Grammys

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Grammys Announce Nipsey Hussle Tribute

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Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan Ousted After Voicing Misconduct Concerns: Report

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Halsey Is Her Generation’s Most Successful Pop Chameleon

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More Grammys 2020 Performers Announced: ROSALÍA, Tyler, The Creator, Aerosmith With Run-D.M.C. & Charlie Wilson

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RosaliaThe Grammys are creeping up on us quite quickly. Thanks to the Oscars moving up their broadcast to 2/9 and the Super Bowl going down 2/2, Music’s Biggest Night™ will be 1/26 at the Staples Center in LA. That’s only 11 days away, so the performer schedule is filling up. More »