The latest performers for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast were announced today and they include: seven-time GRAMMY winner Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert in a special In Memoriam tribute to Phil Everly; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper and Academy Award winner Juicy J.
Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, and current nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present.
Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network and GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Five-time GRAMMY winner Billie Joe Armstrong and GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert each have a nomination: Armstrong is nominated for Best Music Film (as a member of Green Day) for ¡Cuatro!; Lambert has a nod in Best Country Solo Performance for "Mama's Broken Heart."
Performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King; nominee Gary Clark Jr.; nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder.
Also appearing are nominee Hunter Hayes; 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.
They will be joined by nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk 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 and many more.
Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live Sunday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The nominees for Album of the Year include:
Sara Bareilles, "The Blessed Unrest"
Kendrick Lamar, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City"
Taylor Swift, "Red"
Ryan Lewis and Macklemore, "The Heist"
Daft Punk, "Random Access Memories"
If You Watch:
What: The 56th annual Grammy Awards
Where: CBS (WFSB)
Time: 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26