Fun., Black Keys, Rihanna to perform at Grammys
By Breeanna Hare(CNN) — The list of performers for this year’s Grammy Awards thus far nearly mirrors the list of lead nominees, with a few exceptions: no Kanye West, no Jay-Z and no Frank Ocean. Well, not yet, anyway.
55th Annual Grammy Awards: Nominees list
On Wednesday, the Recording Academy revealed the first round of acts who will take the stage on February 10, which includes repeat Grammy Awards performers like Rihanna, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, as well as first-timers like Fun. and The Black Keys.
Fun., Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys are all nominated in the album of the year category, which also boasts Frank Ocean (“Channel Orange”) and Jack White (“Blunderbuss.”)
Fun., Mumford, and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach (who has an additional nod in the non-classical producer of the year category to add to The Black Keys’ five nominations), are three of the six lead nominees who each received six nods last November. The other half of that six-way tie includes Jay-Z, Kanye West and Ocean.
Rihanna and Taylor Swift, meanwhile, are each up for three awards on Grammy night. Ri is competing in the best rap/sung collaboration category; the best pop solo performance category; and the best short form music video category.
Swift is in the running for the record of the year Grammy with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” as well as awards for the best country duo/group performance and best song written for visual media thanks to her song with The Civil Wars from “The Hunger Games” soundtrack, “Safe and Sound.”
The 55th Grammy Awards will once again be hosted by LL Cool J, and will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT on February 10. Additional performers will be announced soon.
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