GRAMMY.com - 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.
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
- Hunter Hayes
- Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
- John Legend
- 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
- Kacey Musgraves
- Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham in a rousing finale
- Katy Perry
- Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.)
- Taylor Swift
- Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group Chicago
- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
- Keith Urban
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.