While there’s been no hint as to what the pop star and the band will perform, it seems like a no brainier that their duet from Mylo Xyloto, “Princess Of China,” should feature in their act. The song hasn’t been officially released yet — a strange move on Coldplay’s part given the chart klout that Rihanna carries, although possibly not so strange in light of the upcoming performance. With the official release date of “Princess Of China” due for the 14th of February, a mere two days after the Grammys, this could be a cleverly strategic way of of reviving interest in Mylo Xyloto and touching a much wider audience (as we assume those who are already Coldplay fans would have been all over the album when it was released last year).
Either way, the performance should be heart racing, with two of the world’s biggest pop acts teaming up for music’s biggest night. Also announced to perform are nominees the Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and Jason Aldean, while rumors circulate that Adele could take to the stage, and LL Cool J will be appearing as the first host in seven years.
The 54th Grammy Awards airs on February 12 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.