January 13, 2015

GRAMMYS ANNOUNCE FIRST PERFORMERS AND MADONNA IS ON THE LIST!

AC/DC, ERIC CHURCH,
ARIANA GRANDE, MADONNA, AND

 ED SHEERAN SET TO TAKE
THE STAGE ON

THE 57TH GRAMMY AWARDS®

                                                                                          
Watch What Happens On Music's Biggest Night®,
 Live On CBS, Feb. 8, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2015) —The first performances for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast have been announced and include a range of new and legendary artists, from country rocker Eric Church, pop star Ariana Grande, and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to GRAMMY®-winning hard rock veterans AC/DC and seven-time GRAMMY-winning pop icon Madonna. The eclectic lineup sets the stage for what's sure to be an incredible night for music. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music's Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Church is up for four awards this year; Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Give Me Back My Hometown;" Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Raise 'Em Up" (with Keith Urban); and Best Country Album for The Outsiders.

Grande, who will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time, holds two nominations: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj); and Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything.

Sheeran has three nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for X; and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "I See Fire."

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
 
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