AceShowbiz - Did Taylor Swift just steal 'Hamilton' opening slot at the upcoming 58th Grammy Awards? The country/pop singer who receives seven nominations this year has been announced to open the Music's Biggest Night on February 15 with a song from her nominated album "1989". Alabama Shakes and Miguel are also added to the show.
However, last week it was reported that the event would be kicked off by the cast of Broadway's "Hamilton". Its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said back then, "We're going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the Grammys." Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich further also stated, "We're going to do the opening number from 'Hamilton'."
As Taylor's opening performance was announced, a representative for Grammys was quick to set the record straight on the matter. The "Hamilton" was never meant to open the awards. The rep told PageSix, the opening number they referred to was the play's first song, "Alexander Hamilton", not the Grammy opening song. A "Hamilton" rep confirmed that indeed "there's been confusion ... It's been misconstrued."