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Nominees Gary Clark Jr., Hunter Hayes to perform on The 56th Annual Grammy Awards telecast

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:05 pm

Grammy Award nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dave Grohl, with special guest Lindsey Buckingham, join forces for the finale

The latest performers announced for The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are current Grammy Award nominees Gary Clark Jr. and Hunter Hayes, as well as a rousing broadcast finale featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dave Grohl, joined by Grammy winner Lindsey Buckingham.

The first presenters announced include current nominee Marc Anthony, nominees Black Sabbath, three-time Grammy-winner Zac Brown, nominee Gloria Estefan, actor Anna Faris, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande, four-time Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy winner Olivia Harrison, actor Anna Kendrick, nominee Alicia Keys, two-time Grammy and 19-time Latin Grammy Award winner Juanes, nominee Cyndi Lauper, singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto, nominee Bruno Mars, country singer/songwriter Martina McBride, nominee Miguel, two-time Grammy winner Yoko Ono, Grammy winner Smokey Robinson, TV and radio host/producer (as well as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation board) Ryan Seacrest, and four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler. 

This will be the first performance on the Grammy Awards broadcast for Gary Clark Jr., Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age. 

Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time Grammy winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King; current nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time Grammy-winning group Metallica and Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime 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 winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and Grammy-winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; and a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM ("Random Access Memories") session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson, Jr.

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