Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy History, Elton John & Eminem Before ‘Hamilton’ Broadcast

By James Knight on Feb 04, 2016 08:01 PM EST

It was recently announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton was going to perform at the Grammy Awards ceremonies on Feb 15. This will be the eighth musical theater performance at the Grammys. However, this time is a bit different. The cast will be performing from their theater in NYC, while the Grammy’s will be broadcasting from L.A. Now Lin-Manuel Miranda is opening up about making Grammy history. Miranda is also discussing some the most memorable moments from Grammys past including Ricky Martin's “Cup of Life’ performance and Eminem and Elton John’s “Stan,” collaboration.

Lin-Manuel Miranda recently opened to USA Today about the upcoming performance:

"We're going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the Grammys. Best night ever."

Miranda went on to discuss some of his favorite moments from the Grammys over the years:

 "I think of Elton John and Eminem, Ricky Martin basically ushering in an ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) with his Cup of Life Performance and Jennifer Hudson's incredible Whitney Houston tribute. It's an honor to be a part of this amazing legacy."

Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich also spoke the decision recalling on his favorite memories:

"Perhaps my favorite until now was the year we did the show from Radio City Music Hall and Patti LuPone sang Don't Cry For Me Argentina. But Hamilton had a buzz that was unique and, musically, the idea of a hip-hop musical about early American history was something we just had to explore."

The 2016 Grammy Awards air Monday, Feb 15 on CBS.

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