Top recording artists to perform at the GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J will host
By Robin Rowe
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2013/12/26 – The GRAMMYS broadcasts from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on CBS on Sunday, January 26th at 8pm-11:30pm live ET/delayed PT.
Two-time GRAMMY-winners Daft Punk will perform at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards with returning host LL Coo lJ. The group is up for four awards: Album of The Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams.
Nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess of two-time GRAMMY-winning group FUN will perform together for the first time on network television. Nominee Kendrick Lamar and nominee Imagine Dragons will perform together.
There will be a special performance featuring two-time GRAMMY winner Merle Haggard, three-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, seven-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson and current nominee Blake Shelton.
This is Daft Punk’s first television performance since they last performed on the 50th GRAMMY Awards broadcast in 2008. Merle Haggard will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time.
Imagine Dragons is nominated for Record of The Year and Best Rock Performance for “Radioactive”. P!nk and Ruess are up for Song of The Year with Jeff Bhasker and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Just Give Me A Reason”. Shelton is up for Best Country Solo Performance for “Mine Would Be You” and Best Country Album for “Based on a True Story”.
Kendrick Lamar has seven nominations for: Best New Artist, Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Best R&B Performance for “How Many Drinks?” with Miguel, Best Rap Performance for “Swimming Pools (Drank),” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Now Or Never” with Mary J. Blige, and Best Rap Song for “F***in’ Problems” with Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Rakim Mayers and Noah Shebib.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers. Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals.
Additional performers, presenters and special segments to be announced.
Tweet: @llcoolj hosts @TheGRAMMYs with @pink @daftpunk @kendricklamar @blakeshelton on CBS January 26th
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