With the 57th Annual Grammy Awards less than one month away, the minds behind music’s biggest night have revealed the first batch of performers that will take the stage during the ceremony. AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and seven-time Grammy Award-winner Madonna will perform for the attendees, as well as all of those watching the event live from home, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.
Church will perform at the show, where he is up for four awards including Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Album. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Grande is holding nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. "Don't" singer Sheeran, 23, will be giving Grande competition for Best Pop Vocal Album as well as Best Album of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Unfortunately for veterans AC/DC and Madonna, they’re not eligible for any Grammy Awards this year, but they're both enjoying newfound cultural relevance. The rock group released its most recent album, “Rock of Bust,” in November after a six-year break from the music world.
— AC/DC (@acdc) January 13, 2015
Meanwhile, pop icon Madonna’s 13th and latest album, “Rebel Hearts,” drops on March 10, making her ineligible for any Grammy Awards this year, according to Us Weekly. Her performance at the 2015 show will be the singer’s fifth performance at the Grammys.
While the show’s first performers are nominated for a bevy of awards, there’s plenty more musicians and stars poised to take home the most prestigious award in music, including Taylor Swift, Sia, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Beyoncé. The full nominations list was released in December.
As of right now, there is no word on what each of the recently announced performers will be singing at the awards. Fans will have to wait until Feb. 8 to find out.
Which Grammy performance are you most excited to see? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below! The 2015 Grammys airs Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.