The GRAMMY Awards telecast stands as the richest collection of musical talent on any one show, three-and-a-half hours of nearly nonstop music from today’s hottest performers as well as surprise GRAMMY Moments that create indelible memories for fans.
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Is there a downside to such a giant, wide-ranging night of music? Well, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of the sprawling list of performers.
The star-studded performance lineup for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a bit of everything — a number of first-time GRAMMY performances; a not-to-be-missed metal/classical mashup; the Daftest band in music; performances from half of arguably the greatest band ever; and of course the best in country, rock, pop, and hip-hop. And don’t forget the coolest host around: LL Cool J.
It’s a lot to keep track of, so we’ve compiled a handy alphabetical guide to artists who will be taking the GRAMMY stage. Of course, be sure to stay logged on to GRAMMY.com and follow our live-blog to complement your GRAMMY experience.
And the performers for the 56th GRAMMY Awards are:
Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert in tribute to Phil Everly
Sara Bareilles with 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King
Gary Clark Jr.
Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers (of Chic), Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.
Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who as members of the Beatles will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang
Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham in a rousing finale
Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.)
Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group Chicago
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26 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). For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.