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Music's Biggest Night stands as the richest collection of musical talent on any one show, with three-and-a-half hours of nearly nonstop music from today's hottest performers as well as special GRAMMY Moments that create indelible memories for fans.
The star-studded performance lineup for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a bit of everything — a number of first-time GRAMMY performances; a world debut performance of Rihanna's new song with Paul McCartney and Kanye West; a high-voltage performance from rock legends; a performance from global icon Madonna; and the best in country, pop, and hip-hop. And don't forget we've got an all-star lineup of presenters and the coolest host around: LL Cool J.
It's a lot to keep track of, so we've compiled a handy alphabetical guide to artists who will be taking the GRAMMY stage. Of course, be sure to stay logged on to GRAMMY.com and follow GRAMMY Live and our live-blog to complement your GRAMMY experience, and in case there's a surprise or two.
And the performers for the 57th GRAMMY Awards are:
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 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The GRAMMY Awards telecast stands as the richest collection of musical talent on any one show, three-and-a-half hours of nearly nonstop music from today's hottest performers as well as surprise GRAMMY Moments that create indelible memories for fans.
Is there a downside to such a giant, wide-ranging night of music? Well, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of the sprawling list of performers.
The star-studded performance lineup for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a bit of everything — a number of first-time GRAMMY performances; a not-to-be-missed metal/classical mashup; the Daftest band in music; performances from half of arguably the greatest band ever; and of course the best in country, rock, pop, and hip-hop. And don't forget the coolest host around: LL Cool J.
It's a lot to keep track of, so we've compiled a handy alphabetical guide to artists who will be taking the GRAMMY stage. Of course, be sure to stay logged on to GRAMMY.com and follow our live-blog to complement your GRAMMY experience.
And the performers for the 56th GRAMMY Awards are:
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26 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 GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
Additional performances for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast were announced today. Performers added to the lineup are current GRAMMY nominee Lorde; nominee Katy Perry; eight-time GRAMMY-winning group Metallica with GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang; Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder joining a previously announced performance by nominees Daft Punk; and nominee Robin Thicke with GRAMMY-winning group Chicago.
This group joins previously announced performances by nominees Kendrick Lamar joined by Imagine Dragons; Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.); as well as a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and current nominee Blake Shelton. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night.
This will be Lorde's first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and Pharrell Williams' first GRAMMY performance since the 46th GRAMMYs in 2004. Metallica will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 23 years; they last performed at the 33rd GRAMMY Awards in 1991. Lang Lang last performed on the 50th GRAMMY Awards telecast in 2008. Chicago also will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time, and their album The Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame this year. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.
Three-time GRAMMY winner Williams has seven nominations: two for Record Of The Year and two for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky" (with Daft Punk) and "Blurred Lines (with Robin Thicke and T.I.); two in Album Of Year as a featured artist on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories and as a producer on Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City; and one for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.
Lorde has four nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Pure Heroine.
Thicke is up for three awards: Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Blurred Lines" (with Williams and T.I.), and Best Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines.
Perry has two nominations: Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Roar."
Metallica's Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture) is nominated for Best Recording Package; art directors Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat, Brian Steele, and David Turner are the nominees.
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.
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.
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Recognizing a synergetic opportunity, the Recording Academy and CAMI Music will produce GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music, a special GRAMMY Week event taking place in New York at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Jan. 26, 2018.
Hosted by world-famous GRAMMY-nominated pianist Lang Lang, the concert event will celebrate the life and legacy of the 16-time GRAMMY-winning Bernstein with special guest performances across various genres, including GRAMMY-winning soprano Renée Fleming.
Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which fosters the development of talented young classical pianists, will facilitate the attendance of more than 1,000 students to the event.
The classical salute is a component of Leonard Bernstein at 100, an in-progress global two-year celebration of Bernstein's legacy that is stewarding more than 2,000 events across five continents.
One of the more decorated classical figures in history, Bernstein's GRAMMY wins include Album Of The Year — Classical for Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish" (7th GRAMMY Awards), Best Opera Recording for Bizet: Carmen (16th GRAMMY Awards), Best Orchestral Performance for "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7" (33rd GRAMMY Awards), and Best Classical Album for Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (35th GRAMMY Awards).
The "West Side Story" composer received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985. His GRAMMY Hall Of Fame output includes 1964's Barber: Violin Concerto and 1967's Mahler: The Complete Symphonies.