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John Legend, Cynthia Erivo to perform Grammys' In Memoriam

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/7/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, John Legend attends a photo call for WGN America's "Underground" at the CTAM portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. The producer of the Grammy Awards said Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo will perform during the show’s In Memoriam segment on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. They will perform the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, John Legend attends a photo call for WGN America's "Underground" at the CTAM portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. The producer of the Grammy Awards said Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo will perform during the show’s In Memoriam segment on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. They will perform the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of Sunday's Grammy Awards says John Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo will perform during the show's In Memoriam segment.

FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, actress Cynthia Erivo poses for a portrait in New York. The producer of the Grammy Awards said John Legend and Broadway star Erivo will perform during the show’s In Memoriam segment on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. They will perform the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, actress Cynthia Erivo poses for a portrait in New York. The producer of the Grammy Awards said John Legend and Broadway star Erivo will perform during the show’s In Memoriam segment on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. They will perform the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

Executive producer Ken Ehrlich says they will perform the Beach Boys' song "God Only Knows."

Ehrlich said the ballad is "by far" his favorite Beach Boys' song, but that he only recently considered that it could be about the loss of a loved one. Legend and Erivo will perform a downtempo version of the song.

As for who's included in the segment, Ehrlich says a committee at the recording academy circulates a list of more than 500 names, which must be whittled down to 50 for the three-minute package. But he won't reveal any specifics.

The Grammy Awards will be presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

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