The Grammys have finally given viewers what they have been waiting for; a list of performers for the award show.
Last month, it was announced that Daft Punk would be taking the stage at the Grammys to perform and today, it was officially confirmed that they would be taking the stage with a number of guests including Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, Paul Jackson Jr.,and the Random Access Memories session players.
Lorde, one of 2013’s biggest breakouts will also be taking the stage to perform. The New Zealand singer was nominated for a total of four award including both Song of the Year and Record of the Year for her hit song, “Royals” as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for her album, Pure Heroine.
Katy Perry is another radio mainstay with the power to garner two nominations at this year’s event and sing (hopefully) during the live show. Her empowering anthem, “Roar” was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
And while his song might be one of the most controversial song of 2013, it didn’t stop if from being the biggest song of the year. Robin Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” will also be taking the stage at the show. The song may have earned him “Sexist of the Year” by a British organization, but it didn’t stop him from earning three Grammy nominations for it.
But while the list includes some of the biggest names in pop music at this moment, one of the biggest shocks was the addition of metal gods, Metallica. Metallica will be taking the stage for the first time in 23 years. Their Metallica Through the Never (Music From the Motion Picture) soundtrack has been nominated for Best Recording Package. That means if they win, the actual band wouldn’t win; the award would go to the art directors.
Impressive, a little bit of everything for those with different tastes. The Grammys air live on Sunday, January 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.