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 U.S. alone,
according to data from Nielsen Music.
U.S. 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.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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