By Jeremy Larson
In addition to the news that Daft Punk will be playing for the first time in two years at this year’s GRAMMY awards, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Pink, and fun.’s Nate Ruess will also take to the stage.
Pink and Ruess’ big duet “Just Give Me a Reason” is nominated for a GRAMMY this year for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Their performance will mark the duo’s first time singing their hit on national television.
“In the past four years, both Pink and Fun. have given us some of the most memorable Grammy performances, with ‘Glitter In The Air’ and ‘Carry On’,” GRAMMY executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. “It was an easy and natural ask to have them perform on this year’s show because their collaboration is nominated, and with these two incredibly strong voices — arguably two of the most signature voices in pop and rock — there’s no doubt that viewers will be treated to a very special Grammy moment.”
Kendrick Lamar, who announced his appearance on Twitter, is up for seven GRAMMYs this year, including Album of the Year for his 2012 album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Lamar is also nominated for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song (A$AP Rocky’s “F***in Problems”), and Best Rap Performance (“Swimming Pools (Drank)”).
For their song “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons has been nominated for both Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance. You can probably guess at what song they will bring to the stage.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards air January 26 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.