MADONNA SET TO PERFORM ON "THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)" SUNDAY, JAN. 26 ON CBS
NOMINEES BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET IN A SPECIAL "IN MEMORIAM" TRIBUTE TO PHIL EVERLY
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, AND JUICY J ALSO ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R)
Steve Coogan, Jeremy Renner, Julia Roberts and Charlie Wilson Added as Presenters
For the Music Industry's Premier Event
The latest performers announced for THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) were announced today, including seven-time GRAMMY(R) Award 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(R) winner Juicy J. Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and current GRAMMY(R) nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present. Two-time GRAMMY Award(R) winner LL COOL J returns as host of MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R). The music industry's premier event will take place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
Five-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong and GRAMMY Award(R) 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."
Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner and 2014 MusiCares(R) 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(R) Award winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Hunter Hayes; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time GRAMMY(R) Award-winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime 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(R) Award winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY(R) Award -winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame(R) this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton; and a rousing rock collaboration featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Dave Grohl, joined by GRAMMY(R) Award winner Lindsey Buckingham. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson, Jr.
Previously announced presenters include current nominee Marc Anthony; nominees Black Sabbath; three-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Zac Brown; nominee Gloria Estefan; actor Anna Faris; GRAMMY(R) Award and Academy Award(R) winner Jamie Foxx; singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande; four-time Emmy(R)-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris; GRAMMY(R) Award winner Olivia Harrison; actor Anna Kendrick; nominee Alicia Keys; two-time GRAMMY(R) Award and 19-time Latin GRAMMY(R) Award winner Juanes; nominee Cyndi Lauper; singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto; nominee Bruno Mars; country singer/songwriter Martina McBride; nominee Miguel; two-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Yoko Ono; GRAMMY(R) Award winner Smokey Robinson; TV and radio host/producer (as well as Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation Board) Ryan Seacrest; and four-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner Steven Tyler.
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.
About The Recording Academy
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