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Taylor Swift will open the Grammys; Alabama Shakes, Miguel added to performance lineup

Taylor Swift will open the Grammys on Monday night. Photo: Getty Images

Four days out from the Grammy Awards and a final round of performers has been unveiled.

Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift is set to open the show Monday night in Los Angeles with a song from her “1989” album.

Also added to the performance lineup: Alabama Shakes – who are nominated for four awards – and two-time nominees Joey Alexander and Miguel.

They’ll join a starry parade including Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Pitbull and a series of artists performing tributes: Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers for David Bowie ; Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt for B.B. King; and Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and Jackson Browne for Glenn Frey.

LL Cool J hosts the ceremony, which will air at 8 p.m. on CBS.


Visit The Music Scene blog for live Grammy updates, as well as dispatches from other Grammy-related events, including the MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute honoring Lionel Richie and Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala, throughout the weekend. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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