The GRAMMY Awards are only a few days away, and with all of the performers announced (barring a few surprises, of course), the Jan. 26 extravaganza promises to feature an electrifying gathering of the biggest names in music. From Taylor Swift to Daft Punk to Kendrick Lamar to Paul McCartney, the performers at this year’s ceremony are extraordinarily diverse; only one question remains — which of those performances are you most excited to watch?
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Among the superstar solo performers are Lorde, whose No. 1 single “Royals” is nominated for record of the year and song of the year; Taylor Swift, trying to lock down the second album of the year prize of her career with “Red”; Kacey Musgraves, vying for the best new artist award after winning the new artist of the year trophy at the CMA Awards; and Katy Perry, whose eighth Hot 100 No. 1 single, “Roar,” could snag the song of the year award. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also be taking the stage, where the duo can choose to play their raucous hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” their affecting gay-rights anthem “Same Love,” or a combination of all three. And Madonna has just been announced as a confirmed performer, along with a Phil Everly tribute from Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert; Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue; and Juicy J.
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The GRAMMY Awards will also boast collaborations between Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons; Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder; P!nk and Nate Ruess; Sara Bareilles and Carole King; and a closing mash-up of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingam, among others. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will also link up for the first time in five years, and Beyonce will reportedly take the stage with hubby Jay Z.
The GRAMMY Awards will go down live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Click here for Billboard’s full GRAMMYs coverage.