Who is Lukas Graham?

This one is a little confusing. Lukas Graham is the name of a Danish pop group fronted by a guy named Lukas Forchhammer. (But really, wouldn’t “Forchhammer” be the superior band name? It’s like if Jon Bon Jovi started a band called “Jon Wilcox.” Makes no sense.)

Why are they here?

The group’s melodramatic coming-of-age ballad “7 Years” has been nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best pop duo/group performance.

Song you might recognize:

“7 Years” is an earworm that refuses to be unheard.

Lukas Graham and Kelsea Ballerini perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. , February 12, 2017. (Reuters)

Kelsea Ballerini-Lukas Graham Grammys mashup leaves fans bewildered

Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham joined forces for a mashup of their songs "Peter Pan" and "7 Years," respectively.

The country singer and the pop-soul group seemed like an odd pairing and fans immediately took note commenting on the strange performance on Twitter.


Grammys 2017: Lukas Graham talks politics on the red carpet

Grammy-nominated Danish pop group Lukas Graham isn’t afraid to talk politics, even in today’s climate.

“You guys, musicians, are in a position to use your music to reflect back what’s happening around the world,” CBSN’s Vladimir Duthiers pointed out while talking to three of the band’s members -- including frontman Lukas Forchhammer -- on the Grammys red carpet.

“I am definitely in the process of writing some highly political songs, and I do have people on my team who don’t want to release political music,” Forchhammer said. “We’re at a time when there’s so much division in society -- and I’m not talking about the United States alone.”

When asked specifically about the rise of the far-right movement in Europe, Forchhammer did not hold back.

“It worries me greatly that if we took out the word ‘Muslim’ and put in the word ‘Jew,’ we would be in a Second World War situation,” he said. “We’re right now in an anti-Semitic state of mind worldwide -- it’s just targeted at Muslims instead of Jews.”

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