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Daft Punk, Willie Nelson among Grammy performers

  • FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the group Daft Punk pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, that Daft Punk will perform at the Grammy Awards show on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Willie Nelson and Daft Punk will hit the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Nelson will perform alongside Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton at the Jan. 26 awards show.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who is up for seven awards, will also perform. Other performers include two-time nominees Imagine Dragons and Pink, who will sing with Nate Ruess of fun.

Daft Punk is up for five trophies, including album of the year. The electronic group will compete with albums from Lamar, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Jay Z leads the 56th annual Grammy Awards with nine nominations. LL Cool J will host the show, which will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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