Beyoncé will once again take the stage at the 57TH Annual GRAMMY Awards – but this year’s performance will be very different from last year’s racy duet with Jay Z. The singer will pay tribute to Martin Luther King on Sunday night, singing the gospel standard Take My Hand, Precious Lord before introducing fellow singers Common and Legend. The duo will be performing Glory, the song they wrote for award-winning film Selma.
The song is known as a favourite of Martin Luther King, and features on the official soundtrack of the historical drama.
“We’re getting an introduction from the great Beyoncé,” Common told Rolling Stone. “That’s a whole other level, to have her singing Precious Lord. I’m excited.”
“It’s the Grammys stage, so we’re going to deliver some of the best performances we ever had. Expect the spirit of what the movement is about, and the spirit of what Glory is about.”
Beyoncé famously opened the Grammys in 2014 with a performance of her hit Drunk in Love. The singer is nominated for six Grammy awards at this year’s ceremony including Album of the Year, and will reportedly be introduced by her close friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
The performance will be an opportunity for fans to see if Beyoncé is pregnant with her second child. The singer sparked speculation that she was expecting in January, after she shared an Instagram picture that showed her buried in sand with a big bump on her stomach.
While Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z have not addressed the rumours, the star’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams denied that her friend was pregnant.
“You know, when she was pregnant, people said she wasn’t pregnant and you know, it’s just no truth to it, sorry!” Michelle said.
Music’s Biggest Night® will be broadcast live exclusively on City on Sunday, February 8 starting at 6:30pm ET/PT with Entertainment City: live at the GRAMMYs, followed immediately by The 57TH Annual GRAMMY Awards at 8pm ET/PT.