Some big names in music have been announced as performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Katy Perry, Robin Thicke and Metallica will be among singers who are set to take the stage at the event on January 26.
Perry will return to the awards show for the third year in a row. The 29-year-old singer is also vying for the top prizes in Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories for "Roar", her hit single off latest album "Prism".
Thicke, who is nominated for multiple awards including Record of the Year for his T.I. and Pharrell Williams-assisted single "Blurred Lines", will appear on the stage with band Chicago.
Meanwhile, Metallica's Grammy performance will mark their first since 1991. They will be joined by Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.
The musicians are joining Grammy's stellar line-up which has so far included Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Pink, Nate Ruess of Fun., Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and Lorde.
In other Grammys-related news, the 20th anniversary edition of the Grammy Nominees album is due out on January 21 via the Recording Academy and Atlantic Records. "[The album] represents some of the great songs and talented artists that make up this year's remarkable nominees, " Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said.
This year's compilation series will feature 18 songs that include Taylor Swift's "Begin Again", Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven", Thicke's "Blurred Lines", Lorde's "Royals" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive".
Grammy Nominees Album Tracklist: