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GRAMMY Award Nominees: Gary Clark Jr. & Hunter Hayes To Perform

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 | 08:05am
Marc Anthony, Black Sabbath, Zac Brown, Gloria Estefan, Anna Faris, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Harrison, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, Juanes, Cyndi Lauper, Jared Leto, Bruno Mars, Martina McBride, Miguel, Yoko Ono, Smokey Robinson, Ryan Seacrest and Steven Tyler Are the First Presenters Announced for the Music Industry's Premier Event 
The latest performers announced for THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® are current GRAMMY® Award nominee Gary Clark Jr., nominee Hunter Hayes, as well as a rousing broadcast finale featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dave Grohl, joined by GRAMMY Award winner Lindsey Buckingham. 
The first presenters announced include current nominee Marc Anthony, nominees Black Sabbath, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Zac Brown, nominee Gloria Estefan, actor Anna Faris, GRAMMY Award and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx, singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande, four-time Emmy®-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, GRAMMY Award winner Olivia Harrison, actor Anna Kendrick, nominee Alicia Keys, two-time GRAMMY Award and 19-time Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Juanes, nominee Cyndi Lauper, singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto, nominee Bruno Mars, country singer/songwriter Martina McBride, nominee Miguel, two-time GRAMMY Award winner Yoko Ono, GRAMMY winner Smokey Robinson, TV and radio host/producer (as well as Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation® Board) Ryan Seacrest, and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steven Tyler.
 This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards broadcast for Gary Clark Jr., Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age. 
Gary Clark Jr., 13-time GRAMMY Award winner Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age are each up for two awards: Clark Jr. is nominated for Best Rock Song for "Ain't Messin' Round" and Best Tradition R&B Performance for "Please Come Home"; Grohl has nominations for Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack" (along with Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) and Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for Sound City: Real To Reel; Queens Of The Stone Age have nods for Best Rock Performance for "My God Is The Sun" and Best Rock Album for …Like Clockwork. 
Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Nine Inch Nails are nominated for Best Alternative Music Album for Hesitation Marks
Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY Award winner and 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year Carole King; current nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY Award winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time GRAMMY Award -winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of FUN.); nine-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY Award -winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; and a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson, Jr. 
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.