The 52nd annual Grammy Awards added some heavy artillery to the roster of performers taking the stage on January 31: nominees Green Day, Lady Gaga and Pink. The trio of superstars, plus Dave Matthews Band and the Zac Brown Band, were announced on Tuesday (January 5).
They will perform at Los Angeles’ Staples Center alongside a previously announced slate that includes Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell and Lady Antebellum . More artists and presenters will be revealed soon, according to a press release from the Recording Academy.
With the addition of Gaga and DMB, all five nominees for Album of the Year — which also include Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas and Swift — are now slated to play live on the show.
This year’s Grammys are shaping up to be a potentially big night for the ladies, as Beyoncé leads the pack with 10 nominations for I Am … Sasha Fierce, followed by eight nods for Swift’s unstoppable Fearless album, six each for Maxwell, the Peas and Kanye West and five each for Jay-Z and Gaga.
Upon learning of her fistful of nominations last month, Gaga took a moment to thank the people who have really made her success possible, her fans, while performing in Boston as part of her Monster Ball tour.
“So, thank you to all of you little monsters,” she told the crowd. “This year, you were nominated for five Grammy Awards. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today, so thank you!”