SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Jan. 7, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- The latest performances for the
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
telecast were announced today and they include: current GRAMMY
; eight-time GRAMMY-winning group
with GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to
(of Chic), nominee
, and 25-time GRAMMY winner
to join a previously announced performance by nominees Daft Punk; and nominee
with GRAMMY-winning group
. They join previously announced performances by nominees
joined by Imagine Dragons; P!nk and
(of FUN.); as well as a special performance featuring
, and current nominee
. Two-time GRAMMY winner
LL COOL J
returns as host of Music's Biggest Night
. The music industry's premier event will take place live on
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the
CBS Television Network
8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
. The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at
. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy
's social networks on
This will be Lorde's first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and
first GRAMMY performance since the 46th GRAMMYs in 2004. Metallica will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 23 years; they last performed at the 33rd GRAMMY Awards in 1991.
last performed on the 50th GRAMMY Awards telecast in 2008.
also will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time, and their album
The Chicago Transit Authority
was inducted into the
GRAMMY Hall Of Fame
this year. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (
Random Access Memories
) session players:
Paul Jackson Jr.
Three-time GRAMMY winner
has seven nominations: two in Record Of The Year and two in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky" (with Daft Punk) and "Blurred Lines" (with
and T.I.); two in Album Of Year as a featured artist on Daft Punk's
Random Access Memories
and as a producer on
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
; and one for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
Lorde has four nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" and Best Pop Vocal Album for
is up for three awards: Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Blurred Lines" (with
and T.I.), and Best Pop Vocal Album for
has two nominations: Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Roar."
Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
is nominated for Best Recording Package; art directors
are the nominees.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy.
is executive producer,
Louis J. Horvitz
is director, and
are the writers.
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