Young Taylor Swift looked right at home on the Grammy Red Carpet this evening, wearing a floor-length Gucci gown and smiling away as she heads toward a hopeful Grammy win tonight. Swift is both performing and nominated for the night. Also performing tonight are Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert in a special “In Memoriam” tribute to Phil Everly; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper and Academy Award winner Juicy J. Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and current GRAMMY nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present. Two-time GRAMMY Award® winner LL COOL J returns as host of MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT. The music industry’s premier event will take place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
Five-time GRAMMY Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong and GRAMMY Award winner Miranda Lambert each have a nomination: Armstrong is nominated for Best Music Film (as a member of Green Day) for ¡Cuatro!; Lambert has a nod in Best Country Solo Performance for “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year Carole King; nominee Gary Clark, Jr.; nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY® Award winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Hunter Hayes; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of FUN.); nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifeteime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY® Award -winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton; and a rousing rock collaboration featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Dave Grohl, joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Lindsey Buckingham. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson, Jr.