First Grammy performers are revealed


A smorgasbord of rap, country and electronic musicians are slated to take the stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

One of the most anticipated performances of the evening is, no doubt, that of French duo Daft Punk (nominated for four awards), who will be performing live on television for the first time in five years.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is also taking the stage with Imagine Dragons (up for two awards), as are P!nk and Nate Ruess of Fun.

A special "Grammy Moment” performance will include country heavyweights Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.

Last year’s memorable musical offerings included an upbeat opening by Taylor Swift (“We are Never Getting Back Together,”) an emotional rendition of “Stay” by Rihanna and Mikki Elko, and a megawatt double act by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z (who performed “Suit and Tie” and “Pusher Love Girl" together).

Hosted by LL Cool J, the 2014 Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 26.

More performances and presenters are yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

The Grammy Awards red carpet starts at 6:30 pm on Jan. 26, 2014. For all the latest GRAMMYS news, head to Grammys.ca.

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