Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran in Stevie Wonder tribute show
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 January 2015
This article is from 2015.
Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson, and Usher are among the performers at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert in Los Angeles next month
Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher are among the performers at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert next month.
The trio will join the likes of Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae in taking part in 'Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute' at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on February 10.
Ed - who will also perform at the Grammy Awards on February 8 - said in a statement: "Stevie Wonder is an absolute legend and I am so honored to be a part of this very special night."
Further performers will be announced in the coming days for the concert, which will broadcast on CBS in the US on February 16 and will see the artists selecting and performing a song from the 'Superstition' hitmaker's extensive back catalogue.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now.
Stevie has scooped an incredible 25 Grammy awards throughout his career so awards bosses felt it "fitting" to honour him with the concert.
Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy said in a statement: "Stevie Wonder is a beloved icon whose golden songbook remains one of America's and music's greatest treasures.
"A 25-time Grammy winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, it's only fitting that Music's Biggest Night celebrates this legendary musical genius and pays tribute to his enduring music and legacy."