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KACEY MUSGRAVES, TAYLOR SWIFT, AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ON THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

GRAMMY®
NOMINEES JOHN LEGEND, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, KACEY MUSGRAVES,
TAYLOR SWIFT, AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ON THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY
AWARDS®

NOMINEE PAUL MCCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR
EACH WILL PERFORM
NOMINEE SARA BAREILLES AND 2014 MUSICARES®
PERSON OF THE YEAR CAROLE KING TOGETHER IN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Music’s Biggest Night®
Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 P.M. ET/PT
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2014) — The latest performers for the
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast were announced today and they include: current GRAMMY® nominees
John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and
Keith Urban, as well as nominee Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
— who as members of the Beatles will receive the 2014 Recording Academy
Lifetime Achievement Award. Other special performances include nominee
Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year
Carole King. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, 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). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at
GRAMMY.com and
CBS.com
. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will
be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news,
please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on
Twitter,
Facebook
, and Instagram.
This will be the
first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Sara Bareilles,
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, and Ringo Starr.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have seven nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for
The Heist; Song Of The Year for “Same Love” (along with Mary
Lambert); Best Rap Performance (along with Wanz) and Best Rap Song for
“Thrift Shop”; Best Music Video for “Can’t Hold Us” (along with Ray
Dalton, Jon Jon Augustavo, Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer,
Jenny Koenig, and Jason Koenig); and Best New Artist.
Kacey Musgraves and
seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift have four nods each: Musgraves is
nominated for Best New Artist, has two nominations in Best Country Song
for “Mama’s Broken Heart”
(along with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally) and “Merry Go ‘Round” (along with Shane McAnally
and Josh Osborne), and is nominated for Best Country Album for
Same Trailer Different Park; Swift is
up for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for
Red, Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Highway Don’t Care”
(along with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), and Best Country Song for
“Begin Again.”  
Sara
Bareilles and 16-time GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney are each up for two
awards: Bareilles is nominated for Album Of The Year for
The Blessed Unrest and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Brave”; and
McCartney is up for Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack” (along with
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) and Best Music Film for
Live Kisses (along with Jonas Åkerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger).
Nine-time
GRAMMY winner John Legend and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban each
have a nomination: Legend is nominated for Best R&B Album for
Love In The Future; and Urban has a nod in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Highway Don’t Care” (along with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift).

Previously announced performers include current nominees
Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY winner
Stevie Wonder; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee
Lorde; eight-time GRAMMY-winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China
Lang Lang performing together; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and
Nate Ruess (of FUN.); nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group
Chicago, whose debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® this year; and a special performance featuring
Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.

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