Ariana Grande, Madonna Among First 57th GRAMMY Performers

AC/DC, Eric Church and Ed Sheeran round out group of first performers announced for the 57th GRAMMYs
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    Ariana Grande
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    Ed Sheeran
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    Eric Church
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    AC/DC's Angus Young
January 13, 2015 -- 4:00 am PST

GRAMMY-winning hard rock veterans AC/DC, country rocker Eric Church, pop star Ariana Grande, seven-time GRAMMY-winning pop icon Madonna, and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran are the first performers announced for the 57th GRAMMY Awards telecast. AC/DC, Church and Grande will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time.

Church is up for four awards this year: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Give Me Back My Hometown"; Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Raise 'Em Up" (with Keith Urban); and Best Country Album for The Outsiders.

Grande holds two nominations: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj), and Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything.

Sheeran has three nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for X, and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "I See Fire."

The 57th 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.

Music's Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

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