Not only are [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] and [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] [article id="1627480"]nominated for a slew of Grammy Awards[/article] next month, but the pop superstars were just announced to play the big show on January 31.
Along with Swift and Beyoncé, the [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist], [artist id="2807105"]Lady Antebellum[/artist] and [artist id="817"]Maxwell[/artist] are among the first acts announced as performers at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, which airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Additional performers and presenters are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Last year, Swift and her pal Miley Cyrus sang Swift's track "Fifteen" together on the show. [article id="1627488"]Swift is up for eight Grammys[/article] including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Belong With Me."
"I honestly never would have predicted this, eight nominations. I'm ecstatic and blown away and so, so thankful," she said earlier this month about the nominations. "To be recognized by the Grammys is the ultimate honor."
Beyoncé received 10 nominations, competing against Swift in categories like Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Country act Lady Antebellum have two nominations. Meanwhile, the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell are up for six awards each.
"This is a blessing. We're very blessed," [article id="1627528"]Fergie told MTV News[/article] about the band's nominations earlier this month. "The thing is, we're still hungry, we're still working hard ... and all of the work we've put into it just makes us appreciate it more."