GRAMMY(R) AWARD NOMINEES LORDE AND KATY PERRY TO PERFORM ON "THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, JAN. 26 ON CBS
METALLICA AND LANG LANG TO APPEAR IN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
NILE RODGERS, NOMINEE PHARRELL WILLIAMS, AND STEVIE WONDER TO JOIN DAFT PUNK
NOMINEE ROBIN THICKE AND CHICAGO TO PERFORM TOGETHER
The latest performers announced for THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) are current GRAMMY(R) Award nominee Lorde; nominee Katy Perry; and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Metallica with GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang; Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams and 25-time GRAMMY Award winner Stevie Wonder joining Daft Punk; and nominee Robin Thicke with GRAMMY Award-winning group Chicago. They join previously announced performers and nominees Daft Punk; Kendrick Lamar joined by Imagine Dragons; P!nk and Nate Ruess (of FUN.); as well as Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and current nominee Blake Shelton. Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and NCIS: LOS ANGELES star LL COOL J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night(R). The music industry's premier event takes place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.
This will be Lorde's first performance on the GRAMMY Awards broadcast and Pharrell's first GRAMMY performance since the THE 46TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) in 2004. Metallica will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 23 years; they last performed at THE 33RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) in 1991. Lang Lang last performed on THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) in 2008. Chicago also will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time, and their album The Chicago Transit Authority was recently inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. 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 Award winner Pharrell Williams has seven nominations: two in Record of the Year and two in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky" (with Daft Punk) and "Blurred Lines (with Robin Thicke and T.I.); two in Album of the 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 nominations: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Pure Heroine.
Robin Thicke is up for three awards: Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Blurred Lines" (with Pharrell Williams and T.I.), and Best Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines.
Katy Perry has two nods: 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 & 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.
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