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#GrammyWeekend: 10th Annual Roots Jam Session & Serato Pyro Launch with John Legend, Leon Bridges, Nelly, Tori Kelly & Many More

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The 10th Annual Roots Jam Session and launch party for new iOS music player app Serato Pyro kicked off last night with a four hour jam session from The Roots and surprise performances from some of this year’s Grammy nominated artists and all-time favorites.

The Roots were first joined by 2016 Grammy nominee Kehlani for a couple of songs. John Legend then took over the stage with a piano to continue to bring down the house with The Roots. Best New Artist nominee and the most recent star to join The Voice as Adam Levine’s advisor, Tori Kelly then took the stage and performed 3 songs with her guitar. Indie artist Bilal jammed out before Jeremih jumped up to sing several of his famed hip hop songs, including “Don’t Tell Em.”

Finally, Nelly surprised the crowd and performed 3 of his classics, “E.I.,” “Ride Wit Me,” and Hot in Herre.”  Leon Bridges and Natasha Bedingfield were also in attendance.

Questlove, John Legend, Tori Kelly and more artists and industry guests took to the new iOS music player app and first consumer product from Serato, Serato Pyro, to curate a special playlist from the evening that is available now exclusively on Serato Pyro, for free download in the App Store. You can also find other exclusive playlists from DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Diplo, Aoki, The Roots and more.

Photo credit: Okayplayer

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Fly News: Adele, Kendrick Lamar, & The Weeknd To Perform At 58th Grammy Awards

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Adele, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd are among the group of artists set to perform at the 58th Grammy Awards. The award show will be airing live nationwide on February 15th and for the first time in Grammy history in both Eastern and Pacific time zones.

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Kendrick Lamar leads 58th Grammy Awards with 11 nominations.

Lamar leads this year with 11 nominations for his sophomore effort To Pimp a Butterfly. The West Coast rapper is up for Album of the Year, where he’ll face off with fellow performer The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

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The Weeknd to perform at 58th Annual Grammy Awards

Little Big Town is also set to perform during music’s biggest night. The group is up for two Grammys, including Best Country Album.

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Little Big Town up for Best Country Album
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Adele performing at 58th Grammy Awards

While Adele’s record shattering album “25” isn’t up for any awards having been released after the nomination eligibility deadline, a celebration 2015’s music wouldn’t be complete without her. The English songstress will definitely be leaving her mark with what I’m sure will be an unforgettable performance.

This year’s ceremony will also feature a tribute to Lionel Richie dubbed as this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. You can tune in to the 58th Grammy Awards Monday February 15th at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Source: Rolling Stone