Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Mumford & Sons are among the initial crop of artists unveiled as performers on the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards. LL Cool J will return return as host for the telecast, which will be broadcast live except for the West Coast on CBS at 8 p.m.
The Black Keys and Fun. were also a part of Wednesday's announcement. Typically, all five nominees for album of the year are tasked with performing. Contenders for the top prize this year are Mumford & Sons' "Babel," the Black Keys' "El Camino," Fun.'s "Some Nights," Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" and Jack White's "Blunderbuss."
The Grammys are going all-in on Rihanna this year, even though she's not one of the top vote-getters. The artist, known best these days for social media tweets and photos regarding her relationship with Chris Brown, is an anchor artist of the Recording Academy's ad campaign for the Grammy Awards. She was the centerpiece artist of one of the first major commercials to air this year.
Rihanna's top nomination this year was in the best pop solo performance field, where her "Where Have You Been" was recognized. She'll compete against Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," a live version of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain," Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."