Adele to perform at 2016 Grammys

Adele has not been nominated this year, as her comeback album “25” was released outside the eligibility period.
Adele has not been nominated this year, as her comeback album “25” was released outside the eligibility period.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Adele, whose album 25 swiftly became the biggest seller of 2015, is to perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February, organisers said on Wednesday.

The British singer has not been nominated this year because her comeback album 25 was released in November, outside the eligibility period for Grammy consideration.

But she will be among performers taking the stage at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb 15, the Recording Academy said in a statement.

Adele, who won six Grammys for her 2011 hit album 21, broke opening week sales records in the United States when she returned to recording after a four-year absence with 25.

The album has sold more than 7.4 million copies in the US alone, according to data from Nielsen Music.

US rapper Kendrick Lamar, who leads the 2016 Grammy field with 11 nominations including album of the year for To Pimp A Butterfly, will also perform at the February award ceremony, along with Canada's The Weeknd.