The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are fast approaching and, in addition to the nominees, the first round of performers have been announced.
The French electro pioneers Daft Punk are the biggest announcement for the event, which takes place next month at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ever since the release of Random Access Memories earlier this year, the duo have proven near impossible to coax out of hiding. This performance, billed as "a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music" by Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, will be their first performance on television since the release of their album. Additionally, they are up for four awards, including Album of the Year. Rumors are already surfacing concerning surprises the pair may pull out of their helmets for the performance. Pharrell? Nile Rodgers? An android Michael Jackson from the future? We'll just have to watch to find out.
Also scheduled to perform is Pink, who is returning to the Grammy stage after a marathon year of touring. Kendrick Lamar is also set to make his debut performance. Lamar's album Good Kid, m.A.A.d city is also nominated for Album of the Year.