Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande to perform at Grammy Awards

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, U.S. pop star Madonna smiles during her visit at the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin. Madonna, AC/DC and Ariana Grande are among the first performers set to take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, AC/DC and Ariana Grande are among the first performers announced to take the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and country star Eric Church will also perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Grande, who is nominated for two awards, will make her Grammy debut. Church is nominated for four honors, while Sheeran has three, including album of the year for “x.”

Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharrell are the leaders in nominations with six apiece. The three pop stars, along with Sheeran, will compete with Beck for album of the year.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS.

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