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Fun., with their anthemic hit “We Are Young,” are among the night’s performers, joining Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Luke Bryan, The Who, Hunter Hayes and others.

“It just feels like we spent the last 12 years pulling back the arrow and this year we just let it go,” fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff said. “This last year has been incredible and amazing and hard and I don’t even know what it would have been like if we didn’t have 10 or 12 years of experience because it still feels like we’re learning everything for the first time.”

The nominations show is being held outside Los Angeles for the first time in its five-year history. LL Cool J returns, co-hosting the show live on CBS at 10 p.m. EST from Bridgestone Arena with Swift.

It’s the first official Grammy activity in Music City since 1973, when the late Johnny Cash kicked off the live broadcast. He’ll figure into Wednesday night’s as well when Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry pay tribute to the man in black.

“So we’re going to do that as a tribute to Johnny, a tribute to Nashville, a tribute to country music, a tribute to being back here,” longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said. “And I think it will be magical.”


AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu contributed to this report from New York City.




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