French dance duo
Other stars set to appear on the telecast are
Daft Punk, who last appeared on the Grammys in 2008 with
Daft Punk and Lamar are competing in the album of the year field. While it's customary for all nominees in the category to perform at the Grammy Awards, Daft Punk cultivates an elusive persona. Persistent, unrealized tour rumors have trailed the band since last spring. When Daft Punk merely advertised "Random Access Memories" at this year's
Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" has sold more than 852,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Daft Punk are nominated for four awards, including record of the year for the hit "Get Lucky."
Lamar has seven nominations. In addition to an album of the year nod for his "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," Lamar is up for new artist and his "Swimming Pools (Drank)" is competing for rap performance. The latter song has already been mashed-up by fans with Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," which garnered a nomination for record of the year, one of the act's two Grammy nods.
LL Cool J will return as host.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out Jan. 26 at Staples Center. They are determined by about 12,000 voting members of the Recording Academy, including musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters, record company employees and others. The eligibility period for the 2013 awards spans recordings released from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013.