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Grammys announce plans to pay tribute to Prince, George Michael

By Wade Sheridan
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Grammys announce plans to pay tribute to Prince, George Michael
Prince acknowledges the audience as he accepts the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2010 BET Awards on June 27, 2010. He will be honored at the Grammys alongside George Michael the Recording Academy announced. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Late musicians Prince and George Michael are set to be honored at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday.

"While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year's best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music's broader story by honoring its legends lost—that's what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes," Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement.

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"While it's nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist's cultural impact in a single performance, it's that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable Grammy moments," he continued.

The Recording Academy has yet to announce which musical acts will be taking part in the tributes to the iconic singers, however, John Legend is on tap to perform the show's In Memoriam segment according to Rolling Stone.

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Other performers scheduled for the event include Adele, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk, Anderson .Paak, Maren Morris, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Metallica.

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