December 6, 2013 at 11:51 am #394276
NOMINEES TBADecember 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm #394281
Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are all rumored to perform. Miley Cyrus not.December 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm #394282
We can expect all of the BNA nominees to perform…which sounds like it could make for a snoozy night. Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Kasey Musgraves…Hopefully they are spead out.
I wonder if they will block any of the big nominees from performing? Last year, they declined to invite Gotye to perform the eventual ROTY winning track.December 10, 2013 at 9:40 am #394283
I’d love to see James Blake performing, rooting for him. If they were to block any from the big 4 categories, I think it should be ROAR and BLURRED LINES, those songs have been performed everywhere and were even presented in the nominations concert.
Think Katy Perry will do ‘Dark Horse’, Gaga will perform ‘Gypsy’ and Beyoncé will most likely premiere a lead single.December 19, 2013 at 7:47 am #394284
First Grammy performers announced: Pink, Kendrick Lamar, and Daft Punk.
Daft Punk, Pink, Kendrick Lamar among first announced Grammy performers
by Kyle Anderson on Dec 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM
The fans have asked “Just Give Me a Reason” to watch the Grammys, and the producers (and Pink) have answered.
Believe it or not, we’re only about a month away from the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place Sunday, January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While plenty of people are invested in the nominees, the real stars of that particular show are the performers, and the bookers have begun to roll out the docket.
First up is Pink and Nate Ruess, who will be performing “Just Give Me a Reason,” the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper that the fun. frontman co-wrote with Pink for her excellent 2012 album The Truth About Love. It will mark the first time the pair have been on network television together, though hardly the first Grammy appearances for either artist: Pink last showed up at the 2010 awards to perform a stunning rendition of “Glitter in the Air,” and fun. showed up on last year’s show to blast out “Carry On.”
Also making a rare appearance together on television is Daft Punk, who will be presenting “a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music,” according to Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich. The duo is up for a total of four awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), though this will be their first time performing any live music from Random Access Memories on TV. The “collaborative” teaser is intriguing, as it could lead to cameos from Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, and even Kanye West (who last brought Daft Punk to the Grammy stage in 2008 when they got together for “Stronger”).
Finally, Kendrick Lamar announced on Twitter that he would also be performing on the show. Lamar’s 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d. city is up for Album of the Year, and Lamar is one of the best performers in hip-hop, so his presence should be electrifying. It’ll be his Grammy debut, which could also lead to some collaboration—wouldn’t it be cool if Janet Jackson actually showed up to sing her sampled hook on Lamar’s “Poetic Justice”?December 19, 2013 at 9:27 am #394285
I’m assuming Taylor, Drake, Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, and Lorde will be added soon.December 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm #394286
Get it, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar and Pink!December 20, 2013 at 10:52 am #394287
A few other performers have been added to the Grammy lineup, Imagine Dragons and for a special “Grammy Moment” the performers will be Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.December 25, 2013 at 7:03 am #394288
Adele has been added to the lineup, according to Wikipedia. I’m not sure.