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56th Annual Grammy Awards kickoff Tonight

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Tonight the 56th annual Grammy Awards show will kick off tonight at 7pm-10:30pm on CBS. Grammy award winning rapper and actor LL Cool J will host the special event for a third time in Los Angeles.

Nashville has some nominations the country category with Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves leading with four nods a piece. They are also scheduled to perform during the award show along with Keith Urban as well.

According to On The Red Carpet there is going to be an array of performances from the following:

1. Beyonce and Jay Z -- The pop diva will take to the Grammy stage for her first live television appearance since the release of her surprise visual album in December 2013. The album broke several records upon its release, with no prior promotion or announcement of the album. Check out a track-by-track review of the album here.

According to Us Weekly, the two will take the stage together. Grammy officials have not commented.

Jay-Z and Beyonce are nominated for a 2014 Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Jay-Z enjoyed a successful 2013. He released his twelfth studio album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," in July. The album, which is nominated for Best Rap Album, features the hit single "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake. Jay Z toured extensively to promote the album in 2013, joining Timberlake on a joint stadium tour titled "Legends of the Summer" as well as his own headlining world tour.

2. Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert - the two will perform a duet honoring late singer Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers. He died on Jan. 3 at age 74.

3. Bruno Mars -- Mars is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for his second studio effort, "Unorthodox Jukebox." The album has spawned several hit singles, including "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man," "Treasure," "Gorilla" and "Young Girls."

4. Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder -- The group and singers will perform together. Daft Punk is nominated for four awards at the 56th annual Grammys, including Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album for "Random Access Memories" and a Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for one of the biggest songs of the year, "Get Lucky.". Williams is also nominated for seven awards, for his featured credits on the songs "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky" as well as a producer on Kendrick Lamar's album "Good Kid, M.A.A.D city."

5. Hunter Hayes -- The 22-year-old country singer continues his success following his 2011 self-titled solo release. In 2013, he re-released the album with additional tracks. He is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for the song "I Want Crazy."

6. Imagine Dragons -- The Las Vegas-based rock group has enjoyed a successful 2013, thanks to hit songs such as "It's Time," "Radioactive" and "Demons" off of their debut studio album "Night Visions." The group notched two nominations, including Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance for the song "Radioactive."

7. John Legend -- The singer is nominated for Best R&B Album for "Love in the Future," his fourth studio effort. Legend married model Chrissy Teigen in September 2013, whom he says inspired the hit single "All of Me" off of the album.

8. Juicy J - the rapper last released an album in August -- "Stay Trippy."

9. Kacey Musgraves - The country singer experienced a breakthrough year in 2013, coming off the heels of her highly successful debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park." The album is nominated for Best Country Album. Musgraves will join pop superstar Katy Perry as the opening act of her "Prismatic" world tour in 2014.

10. Katy Perry - The singer is nominated for two awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her No. 1 hit single "Roar." Perry released her third studio album, "Prism," in October 2013, which also features the songs "Unconditionally" and "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J. Check out a track-by-track review of the album here.

11. Keith Urban - The "American Idol" judge is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Highway Don't Care," a song that features pop superstars Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. Urban recently returned to the "American Idol" judging panel for a second season, which features the return of Jennifer Lopez and the addition of actor/singer Harry Connick Jr.

12. Kendrick Lamar - The rapper received seven nominations stemming from his debut studio album "Good Kid, M.A.A.D city," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in Oct. 2012. His nominations for the night include Best New Artist, Album Of The Year, Best Rap Album for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Best R&B Performance for "How Many Drinks?" featuring Miguel, Best Rap Performance for "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Now Or Never" featuring Mary J. Blige and Best Rap Song for "[Expletive] Problems" featuring Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib.

13. Lorde - New Zealand-born Lorde will perform at the Grammys following a stellar breakthrough year on the music scene. She released her first studio album, "Pure Heroine," in September 2013, yielded by the No. 1 single "Royals." She is nominated for four awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for "Pure Heroine." Lorde's album was also featured on OTRC.com's list of the 10 best albums of 2013.

14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The rapper and producing partner duo enjoyed massive success following their debut album "The Heist." This will mark the first time the two have performed on the Grammy stage. They are nominated for seven awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for the track "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert.

15. Madonna - the seven-time Grammy winning Queen of Pop last released a studio album in 2012 -- "MDNA." In 2013, she released the live album "MDNA World Tour." The Recording Academy announced on Jan. 24 that she will perform at the Grammys.

16. Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton - The four country singers will partake in a special Grammy moment, with details yet to be announced. This marks Haggard's first ever Grammy Awards performance. Shelton is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for the song "Mine Would Be You" as well as Best Country Album for "Based On A True Story."

17. Metallica and Lang Lang - Legendary rockers Metallica will team up with Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang for a special performance. This marks the first time the group has performed at the Grammys in 23 years. They are nominated in the Best Recording Package category for their album "Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)."

18. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - The two members of The Beatles will be honored at the Grammy Awards the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, McCartney is nominated for two awards, including Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack" and Best Music Film for "Live Kisses."

19. Pink and Nate Ruess - Pink and the fun. front man hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year for their duet "Just Give Me a Reason," which the two will perform for the first time together on network television. The song, off of Pink's sixth studio album "The Truth About Love," has also been nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

20. Robin Thicke and Chicago - Thicke will be joining the band Chicago on stage for a special Grammy performance. Chicago's album "The Chicago Transit Authority" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013. Thicke is nominated for three awards, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the No. 1 hit single "Blurred Lines," as well as Best Pop Vocal Album.

21. Sara Bareilles and Carole King - The pop singer will participate in a special Grammy performance with 2014 MusicCares Person of the Year honoree and four-time Grammy Winner Carole King. Bareilles is nominated for two awards, including Album of the Year for "The Blessed Unrest" and Best Pop Solo Performance for the track "Brave."

22. Taylor Swift - The pop star is nominated for four awards at the Grammys, including Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for "Red," Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Highway Don't Care," which features Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, and Best Country Song for the song "Begin Again."

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue - the trombone and trumpet player will perform with the funk and hip-hop group.

Check out the nomination list here and see who you think deserves to bring home a Grammy in each category.

To learn more about the Grammys and the line-up for tonight visit http://www.grammy.com .

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