First Round of Grammy Awards Performers Announced: Rihanna, Taylor Swift and More



Taylor Swift and Rihanna are ready to rock the Grammy Awards. The first round of performers for music’s biggest night have been announced, and some of music’s hottest acts are among the line up. In addition to the country cutie and the “Diamonds” singer, British folk group Mumford and Sons will take the stage, as well as “Some Nights” crooners fun. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on February 10. Changing things up a bit from previous years where there has been no host, NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J will helm the night’s festivities.

Though many more performers will no doubt be announced, this is the first crop of confirmed acts. Each artist or group announced has a varying number of nominations, as Taylor and Rihanna were both nominated for three awards, while Mumford and Sons snagged six nominations.

This won’t be the first time Rihanna has taken the stage at the Grammy Awards. In 2011, Rihanna performed “What’s My Name,” and in 2012, she performed “We Found Love.” Taylor is no stranger to Grammy Awards performances either, as she sang “Mean” in 2012.

In addition to their multiple Grammy performances, both Rihanna and Taylor already have their fair share of Grammy Awards as well. Taylor has won six over the last five years, while Rihanna has earned herself five Grammy statues.

Click here for a full list of who is nominated this year, and make sure you tune in to the Grammy Awards when they air on CBS Sunday February 10.

Are you excited to see Taylor and Rihanna perform? Who else do you think should take the stage? Sound off in the comments.

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