Gregory Porter will perform on Sunday December 19 at the Royal Variety Performance, alongside other celebrities Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Anne-Marie, James Blunt and many more. The program will be broadcast on ITV at 7.20 p.m.
In 2020, Gregory shared details about his hat again, saying it was now officially part of his look.
In an interview with Metro’s Sixty Seconds, he said, “It started out as covering up some of the scars from the surgery, but it has become my style.
“I was in Denver and it was cold. I wore five layers of clothing and wore a hat.
“It warmed up and I thought, ‘Actually, it’s comfortable, it’s a look.’
“I went back to my hotel and put on my hat, and there was Gregory Porter.
“But it’s okay because people are trying to log in and take a picture and say thank you for the joy they had.
“I really agree with that and I always honor people and they honor me by coming to my concerts. I am grateful.”
The singer added that he was also recognized “for the hat” at airports.
“In the UK they know me pretty well but they don’t give me a free pass, I am fully vetted and secure,” he told The Independent.
“There was a moment or two when I was asked to sing along to let them know it was really me.
“When a person in uniform asks you to do something, you are conditioned to do it. “
The global star recently made headlines with her brand new album, Still Rising, which was released last month and features five new tracks, two new arrangements and nine of her most popular songs, covers and duets.
Discussing the album with Total Entertainment, Gregory said, “It’s my music so far, but it’s not ‘Greatest Hits’.
“They often come at the end of someone’s career, and I always feel new and young in mine.”
He added: “I have a lot more to say.”