Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban to Perform on the 2014 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift performs during her ongoing “RED Tour.”
Taylor Swift performs during her ongoing “RED Tour.” Photo Credit: Ash Newell
The Recording Academy announced that Grammy nominees John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban will be taking the stage to perform during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be on hand to accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and will also perform on this year’s Grammys. And Sara Bareilles will be teaming up with 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year Carole King on this year’s star-studded show.
 
LL Cool J will once again host the ceremony set for January 26th at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Grammys will be broadcast live on CBS at 8pm ET.
 
Per The Recording Academy:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have seven nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for The Heist; Song Of The Year for “Same Love” (along with Mary Lambert); Best Rap Performance (along with Wanz) and Best Rap Song for “Thrift Shop”; Best Music Video for “Can’t Hold Us” (along with Ray Dalton, Jon Jon Augustavo, Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer, Jenny Koenig, and Jason Koenig); and Best New Artist.
 
Kacey Musgraves and seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift have four nods each: Musgraves is nominated for Best New Artist, has two nominations in Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart” (along with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally) and “Merry Go ‘Round” (along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne), and is nominated for Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park; Swift is up for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Red, Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Highway Don’t Care” (along with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), and Best Country Song for “Begin Again.”
 
Sara Bareilles and 16-time GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney are each up for two awards: Bareilles is nominated for Album Of The Year for The Blessed Unrest and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Brave”; and McCartney is up for Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack” (along with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) and Best Music Film for Live Kisses (along with Jonas Åkerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger).
 
Nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban each have a nomination: Legend is nominated for Best R&B Album for Love In The Future; and Urban has a nod in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Highway Don’t Care” (along with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift).

 
Complete List of 2014 Grammy Nominees
 
Source: The Recording Academy
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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