Photo of Katy Perry performing at 2016 Democratic National Convention, by Nicholas Kamm

Katy Perry will perform at this Sunday's 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy confirmed on Monday night.

The Academy also revealed country starlet Kelsea Ballerini, who is one of the current nominees for Best New Artist, will take the stage.

For Perry, the timing isn't a coincidence. She's been hard at work on her new album, one of Variance's 50 Albums to Watch for in 2017. And she is planning to release a new song "Chained to the Rhythm," featuring Skip Marley, this Friday, just hours before the Grammys performance.

It will be Perry's first big performance since last summer when she debuted her inspirational single "Rise" live at the Democratic National Convention.

As we previously reported, the Grammys performance roster already includes the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Chance the Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, Little Big Town, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest.

The 2017 Grammys are set for Sunday, Feb. 12, airing live at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. EST on CBS.

 

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