First 2014 Grammy Performers Announced: Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk and More
Posted on Dec 19, 2013 06:30am
The first performers announced for THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® Awards are current GRAMMY® nominee Daft Punk, nominee Kendrick Lamar and nominee Imagine Dragons, who will also perform together, and nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of two-time GRAMMY-winning group FUN.) who will perform together for the first time on network television. There will also be a special "GRAMMY Moment" 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. The music industry's premier event takes place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
Two-time GRAMMY® winner and star of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, LL COOL J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night®.
This will be Daft Punk's first television performance anywhere 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, and this will be P!nk's and Nate Ruess' first time performing together on network television.
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).
Two-time GRAMMY-winning group Daft Punk are 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).
Imagine Dragons, three-time GRAMMY winner P!nk, two-time GRAMMY winner Nate Ruess and Blake Shelton each have two nods: Imagine Dragons for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance for "Radioactive"; P!nk and Ruess for Song Of The Year (with Jeff Bhasker) and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Just Give Me A Reason"; Shelton for Best Country Solo Performance for "Mine Would Be You" and Best Country Album for Based On A True Story.
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.