Kendrick Lamar confirmed to appear at the Grammys as more performers announced

The rapper is up for seven awards at this year's ceremony

Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed to play at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in the latest performers announcement.

The ceremony will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28, with the full set of nominations for the awards announced back in November. They will be hosted by James Corden.

Joining Lamar in the new additions to the show are U2, Sam Smith, and Elton John. The latter will perform one of his classic hits with Miley Cyrus.

They join previously confirmed performers including Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Bruno Mars, Pink, and SZA.

Lamar is up for seven awards this year – the second highest total after Jay-Z who is nominated for eight. The Compton rapper is in the running for trophies in the Record Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video categories for ‘Humble’, Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for ‘Damn’, and Best Rap/Sun Performance for ‘Loyalty’ featuring Rihanna.

Meanwhile, Lupe Fiasco recently took aim at Lamar’s lyrical capabilities. “I’ll put it to you like this. K. Dot is not a top tier lyricist to me and my standards when it comes to punchlines and bars,” he wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets. “His overall lyrics are good, his stories phenomenal, but punchline entendre lyrically I don’t see it.”