First performers announced for 56th Grammys

By Erika Benton-Martin (erikabmartin@aol.com) | Dec 29, 2013 08:41 PM EST
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The first performers for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced!

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Performers for this year's show include Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Pink and Fun's Nate Ruess. Other performances include a special "GRAMMY Moment" featuring two-time GRAMMY winner Merle Haggard, three-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, seven-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson, and current nominee Blake Shelton.

This will be Daft Punk's first television performance since last performing at the 50th Grammy Awards back in 2008.

Haggard will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time. This will also be Pink and Ruess' first time performing together on network television.

Kendrick Lamar has seven nominations including Best New Artist, Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album. He is also nominated for Best R&B Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.

Daft Punk is up for four awards. The two-time Grammy winning group is nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

LL Cool J will return to host Music's Biggest Night.

The show will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The Grammys will covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

This should be a great show. Will you be watching?

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