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Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J hosts the 55th Annual Grammy Awards that honor the best in the recording industry.  The awards ceremony, which takes place on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will include performances by Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, the Black Keys, Fun, the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Jack White. Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran will be performing live together for the first time.

 

Recently added to the festivities is a performance by six-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake. This will be Timberlake’s first time on the Grammy’s stage in four years. Although Timberlake is not nominated for an award, his performance will generate buzz around the launch of his first new album in seven years. The album, called “The 20/20 Experience,” is expected to launch in March.

For those who want to follow the Grammy Awards in the digital space, check out our Grammy Nominees Pinterest board and take a look at this helpful Grammy Social Media Guide inforgraphic!

Here’s a taste of the musicians that will be vying for Grammy gold:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The Black Keys — El Camino
fun. — Some Nights
Mumford & Sons – Babel
Frank Ocean — Channel Orange
Jack White — Blunderbuss

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

SONG OF THE YEAR:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
“Lonley Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — fun. feat. Janelle Monae
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra
“Thinking About You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Kelly Clarkson — Stronger
Florence + The Machine — Ceremonials
fun. — Some Nights
Maroon 5 — Overexposed
Pink — The Truth About Love

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White

BEST RAP ALBUM:
Take Care — Dranke
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 — Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good — Nas
Undun — The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t — Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story — 2 Chainz

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:
Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards airs this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8pm on CBS

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