During the second quarter of the Chiefs vs Ravens game, CBS announcers were quick to note that Taylor Swift would be among the attendees at next Sunday’s Grammy Awards for a possible record-breaking Album of the Year win. She and SZA later appeared during a fourth quarter on-air promo featuring other previously confirmed performers, but they were advertised only as being “all in one room” at Crypto.com Arena.

There’s nobody in the biz who doesn’t think Tay and SZA will indeed take the stage, but the Recording Academy says nothing is official yet. Even so, our sources inside the Academy say both artists will perform.

Meanwhile, wonderers are wondering: Did Grammy spill the beans and tell Republic star Swift she’d win Album, Song and/or Record (or some kind of lifetime achievement award) in order to secure her as a performer? There’s no question that she’s the most important celebrity for the Grammys. Given her pop-cultural supremacy over the last year, she will likely inject nitro into the telecast’s ratings. If it was necessary to spill those beans to make it happen, you can bet that beans were spilled.

One way or another, Swift is expected to have a big night in front of her peers as she’s up for six noms this year, including AOTY for Midnights. She’s taken home the hardware three times in that category—a feat that ties her with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. The Swifties have most definitely entered the chat.

TDE/RCA’s SZA, meanwhile, leads all nominees with nine—a nod in each of the Big Three categories, as well as four of the five categories in the R&B field and one each in Pop and Rap.


With the addition earlier today of Joni Mitchell, the Grammys performer lineup now encompasses Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Luke Combs, Billy Joel, Olivia Rodrigo, Burna Boy, Travis Scott and U2 live from their residency at Las Vegas’ Sphere

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