The first round of performers for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast are 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, eight-time GRAMMY-winning band Metallica, and seven-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Carrie Underwood with four-time GRAMMY winner and current two-time nominee Keith Urban.
Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are nominated for Best Rock Song ("Hardwired").
Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance ("Church Bells").
Urban is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance ("Blue Ain't Your Color").
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. Award-winning television personality and performer James Corden is set to host Music's Biggest Night for the first time.