Your GRAMMY Performer Checklist

A handy guide to every performance scheduled for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Taylor Swift
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    Katy Perry
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    Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor
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    John Legend
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    Dave Grohl
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    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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    Sara Bareilles
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    Jerod Harris
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    Paul McCartney
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    Stevie Wonder
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    Kendrick Lamar
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    Daft Punk
January 25, 2014 -- 11:24 am PST

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 and follow our live-blog to complement your GRAMMY experience.

 And the performers for the 56th GRAMMY Awards are: 

  • Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert in tribute to Phil Everly
  • Sara Bareilles with 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers (of Chic), Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
  • John Legend
  • Lorde
  • Madonna with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert
  • Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who as members of the Beatles will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham in a rousing finale
  • Katy Perry
  • Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.)
  • Taylor Swift
  • Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group Chicago
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Keith Urban

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.

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