- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Daft Punk, whose Random Access Memories is one of the top-selling albums of 2013, has been picked to perform at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. The French duo were among the first wave of performers announced today.
In addition to the “Get Lucky” group, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons will perform, the Academy said. Pink will perform with fun.’s Nate Ruess, while a group of country legends - Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson - will perform with Blake Shelton. Kristofferson is among this year’s recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards, along with The Beatles and The Isley Brothers.
Although Daft Punk briefly appeared at the MTV VMAs in August, the Grammys will be their first TV performance since 2008’s Grammys ceremony. They have previously won two Grammys and are up for four more, including Album of the Year. The hit “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams was also nominated for Record of the Year.
Lamar earned a whopping seven nominations, including Album of the Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Pink, Shelton, Imagine Dragons and Reuss are up for two awards each. Reuss and Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason” duet was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are set for Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS.