The latest performers for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast were announced today. Added to the GRAMMY performance lineup are current GRAMMY nominee Gary Clark Jr.; nominee Hunter Hayes; and a telecast finale featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dave Grohl, joined by GRAMMY winner Lindsey Buckingham.
Presenters will include current nominees Marc Anthony, Black Sabbath, Gloria Estefan, Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, Bruno Mars, and Miguel; three-time GRAMMY winner Zac Brown; actor Anna Faris; GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx; singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande; four-time Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris; GRAMMY winner Olivia Harrison; nominee, two-time GRAMMY and 19-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes; actor Anna Kendrick; singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto; country singer/songwriter Martina McBride; two-time GRAMMY 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 winner Steven Tyler.
This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Clark, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Clark, 13-time GRAMMY winner Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age are each up for two awards: Clark is nominated for Best Rock Song for "Ain't Messin' Round" and Best Traditional 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-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 winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King; nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time GRAMMY-winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.); nine-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-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. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night.
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 Ehrlich are the writers.
Music's Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, 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). The telecast also will be supported on radio worldwide via WestwoodOne, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.