Daft Punk and Kendrick Lamar are among the first artists announced to perform at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The Grammy’s executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, told Rolling Stone that they were in talks with Daft Punk and they decided to do a “collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music.” The possibilities are really endless, but Pharrell seems to be a good bet. This will be the duo’s first live performance since they released Random Access Memories and their first televised performance since joining Kanye West for “Stronger” at the 2008 Grammys.
Last night, Kendrick Lamar also announced he would be performing at the Grammys. The singer made the announcement via Twitter.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on January 26 at 8 pm EST.
Thursday night will be the last time you see Demi Lovato sitting at the judges table on the X Factor.
Simon Cowell confirmed that Lovato would not be returning to the singing competition for another season. Cowell said:
“I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that.”
Lovato also confirmed her exit to a handful of reporters, saying:
“I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I’m going to go back to that. It’s been really great, but I’m so excited for 2014. I’m going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music – touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one.”
Lovato may be leaving the show, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things about it she won’t miss. She said she is going to miss sitting next to and seeing Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio twice a week and also mentoring the contestants.
Being on the show for another season would conflict with Lovato’s plans to being entirely focused on her music. Lovato has a lot on her plate. She will begin her Neon Lights tour on February 9 in Vancouver. The tour will run through the end of March. She is also working on a memoir.
As for the future of X Factor, Cowell did confirm that the show will be returning next year. Cowell, however, might be involved in the show in a different way next season.
Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin took the crown of season five of The Voice.
Chin was a member of Adam Levine’s team and before competing on The Voice she sang with Jimmy Cliff, Third World and Ky-mani Marley. Chin sang Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” as one of her final performances, which landed her a No. 1 song on the iTunes singles chart for hours. She also sang Beatles song “Let It Be” with her coach and was also top three during the voting period.
Chin says that she does not intend to make a reggae record, but the style “will always be a part of what I do.”
New Jersey native Jacquie Lee came in second place and Will Champlin came in third.
Congrats to Tessanne Chin for winning season five of The Voice!
OneRepublic will be heading out on the road in 2014 with a summer tour in support of their 2013 album, Native.
The band will embark on a 16-date U.S. tour beginning in May, according to Radio.com.
The Native summer tour will last just over a month, beginning on May 28 at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado. The tour will finish on June 29 in Wantagh, NY at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.
Pre sale tickets go on sale December 19, with the ability to RSVP for early access for those tickets right now.
The Script will open on all dates.
To see the full list of dates click after the jump!