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Madonna performs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2012. The Queen of Pop was on Jan. 24, 2014 announced as a performer for the 2014 Grammy Awards, which takes place on Jan. 26. - Provided courtesy of ROCKINEXPOSURES / Startraksphoto.com

The list of performers for the 56th annual Grammy Awards include the likes of Taylor Swift, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Madonna.

UPDATE: Check out a list of Grammy Awards performers announced so far by the Recording Academy, in alphabetical order:

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appear at the launch of the former singers daughter Mary McCartneys book From Where I Stand in London on Oct. 21, 2010. Paul and Starr were confirmed as Grammy Awards 2014 performers on Jan. 14, 2014. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Richard Young / Startraksphoto.com

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the only surviving members of iconic '60s rock band The Beatles, will take the stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy announced the news in a statement to OTRC.com on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The group said additional performers include Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Keith Urban, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves, while Sara Bareilles will sing with Carole King, who was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2014. The Grammys ceremony takes place on Jan. 26.

Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the Barclays Center, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in New York. - Provided courtesy of Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP

There aren't many things that Paul McCartney hasn't done in his lengthy career -- but this weekend, he checked something else off of his "first time" list.

The 70-year-old former Beatle performed at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, June 8 -- for the first time. The famed musician rocked the house for around 16,000 fans at the venue.

Paul McCartney holds a guitar pick over the grave of Elvis Presley at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee on May 26, 2013. The former Beatle, who was in the area for a concert, said the gift was so Elvis could play in heaven. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/338788693458440193/photo/1

On Memorial Day Weekend, Paul McCartney visited the grave of a very famous U.S. veteran -- fellow rock legend Elvis Presley, and left behind a gift.

The 71-year-old former Beatle dropped a guitar pick over the tombstone, located in the King of Rock N' Roll's Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday, May 26. McCartney posted on Twitter a photo of himself holding the gift over Elvis' final resting place, located in between the graves of his parents, saying he was "paying respects." (see above)

Paul McCartney appears in a photo from a performance in June 2010. - Provided courtesy of www.flickr.com/darioferrini

Paul McCartney is topping yet another chart -- only this time, it's not because of a hit song.

The former Beatle tops the UK newspaper's Sunday Times' Rich List of 2013. The musician leads the list of the 50 wealthiest music millionaires, and billionaires, in Britain and Ireland.

The official logo for the 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief. - Provided courtesy of 121212concert.org

The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, aimed at raising funds to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York on December 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET to some 2 billion people worldwide.

The event, whose proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, will feature performances from Paul McCartney, David Grohl of Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, The Who, Eddie Vedder, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Kanye West. Watch the concert on OTRC.com.

Paul McCartney appears in a photo from a performance in June 2010. - Provided courtesy of www.flickr.com/darioferrini

Paul McCartney is set to hit the stage in a big way on 12-12-12.

The Beatle is set to front a Nirvana reunion performance as part of the "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," according to People magazine. McCartney would reportedly be taking the place of the late frontman, Kurt Cobain.

Britney Spears appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on July 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/britneyspears

Britney Spears and Taylor Swift made Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid Musicians. Find out who else made the cut and how much they are earning.

Paul McCartney appears in a November 5 video with his band urging his fans to take part in the presidential election. - Provided courtesy of YouTube.com/watch?v1pfbe9GzPyg

Paul McCartney may not be taking part in the presidential voting process, but he's taking a stance and urging his fans to "vote Obama."

McCartney, 70, appeared in a YouTube video on November 5, urging his fans to take part in the November 6 presidential election. The singer and personality appeared alongside his band mates in a short, 40 second video that encourages Americans to exercise their democratic right to vote.


Sir Paul McCartney wants to debunk one of the biggest conspiracy theories in pop culture - no, he says, Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles.

The iconic British rock n' roll band called it quits in 1970, a year after Ono, a Japanese artist, producer and filmmaker, wed singer John Lennon during what is considered the most turbulent time for the group. She has often been cited as the cause for the Beatles' split and has long denied blame.

Johnny Depp appears in still from Paul McCartneys My Valentine music video. - Provided courtesy of PaulMcCartney.com

Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman star in Paul McCartney's new music video, "My Valentine," which premiered on April 13.

The video, which was based on an original idea by the former Beatle's daughter Stella McCartney, features Depp and Portman performing sign language and mouthing the words to the song, which appeared on his most recent solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom." Depp also performs a guitar solo in the video, a task which was handled by Eric Clapton in the original studio version.

The Beatles are pictured in the notes for the album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Capitol Records

While "The Beatles" have an everlasting legacy, James McCartney says it's possible that the Beatles' sons could collaborate.

James McCartney, 34, is the only son of the famous Beatles frontman Paul McCartney. When asked about the possibility of a band formed entirely by the Beatles' sons, McCartney said it wasn't at all out of the question.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell appear at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 2, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Paul McCartneys Twitter page / twitpic.com/4u1wds

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell recently made a short and sweet stop to pay their respects to Whitney Houston.

The Beatles legend and his new wife were spotted walking to the late singers' makeshift memorial near the Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston died on Sunday. The couple, dressed casually in sweatpants and holding hands, surprised onlookers by laying a small bunch of yellow roses at the site.

Paul McCartney thanked his fellow members of the Beatles at his Hollywood Walk of Fame acceptance speech on Feb. 9, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Paul McCartney finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 9 and the singer took the chance to thank his Beatles band mates.

"Way back in history, in Liverpool when we were kids and listening to Buddy Holly and all the rock and roll greats, I would've never thought that the day would come where I'd be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," McCartney said during his speech outside the Capitol Records building. "That was an impossible thing to happen but here we are today.


Paul McCartney is finally getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The former Beatles band member's star will be unveiled in a ceremony on February 9. McCartney's star will be located alongside his fellow Beatles, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon in front of the Capitol Records building located at 1750 N. Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

McCartney, 69, is the last member of the Beatles to get his own star. The Beatles were honored with a star on Dec. 25, 1998. A special committee selects which celebrities are eligible for a star, which costs recipients about $30,000.


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