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Madonna Set To Perform On The 56th Annual Grammy Awards®

NOMINEES BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET IN A SPECIAL IN MEMORIAM TRIBUTE TO PHIL EVERLY

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest performers for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast were announced today and they include: seven-time GRAMMY® winner 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 nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night®. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, 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). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Five-time GRAMMY winner Billie Joe Armstrong and GRAMMY 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 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 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-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; 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 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.

Previously announced presenters 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 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.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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