Sunday night’s Grammy Awards will be a lovefest as nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis orchestrate 34 weddings onstage with Queen Latifah as officiant.
The New York Times‘ ArtsBeat reports the event will feature nearly three dozen couples from different orientations and backgrounds– from gay to straight, Black to White, young to old and so on– and will be set to the sounds of “Same Love,” which is up for Song of the Year.
Lewis said the weddings â€œwill be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.â€ The marriage-equality anthem and its subsequent performance will carry on the show’s tradition of addressing social issues through music, Ã la the Eminem/Elton John duet of 2001.
As Macklemore, Lewis, Latifah and featured vocalist Mary Lambert take their place on the stage, it has now been revealed that Madonna will join them for the one-of-a-kind performance.
BeyoncÃ©, JAY Z, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, Lorde, Katy Perry, Pink, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Robin Thicke and more are also confirmed to hit the stage.
The show airs live tonight (Jan. 26) at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.