Joni Mitchell Performing at 2024 Grammy Awards
Joni Mitchell, believe it or not, is set to make her first appearance at the Grammy Awards.
The iconic singer-songwriter has been added to the award show’s telecast taking place on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. The Grammy Awards noted in the announcement that Mitchell is nominated for Best Folk Album for her 2023 live album, Joni Mitchell At Newport. Despite never performing at the ceremony before, Mitchell has won nine Grammy Awards in her legendary career. She was also MusiCares’ Person of the Year in 2022.
✨ Don’t miss nine-time GRAMMY winner and past @MusiCares Person of the Year @jonimitchell’s first-ever #GRAMMYs performance! Tune-in to @cbs on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT.— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 28, 2024
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Mitchell has been on a long road to being able to perform again. Back in 2015, she suffered an aneurysm. As The New York Times reported in June 2015, Mitchell was able to speak following her aneurysm, but she required physical therapy to be able to walk again. While she utilizes a wheelchair, she uses a cane when she walks.
More Historic Grammy Performances
Mitchell was the latest artist added to the list of confirmed performances. However, two other rock icons were also added to the show last week. First, Billy Joel was confirmed and is set to perform his new single, “Turn The Lights Back On.” It’ll be the Piano Man’s first Grammy performance in 30 years.
The last time Joel performed at the Grammy Awards was in 1994. He famously stopped during his performance of “River of Dreams” as a mini-protest against Grammy producers. Shortly before Joel’s performance, producers cut Frank Sinatra’s Grammy Legend Award speech short and went to commercial, thus, cutting off the Chairman of the Board’s speech.
In addition to Joel, it was announced U2 will perform at the 2024 Grammy Awards. The band’s performance will take place at The Sphere in Las Vegas, which will be the first time a performance will be broadcast from the new venue.