Some of the year’s most successful music acts — including Katy Perry, Lorde and Robin Thicke — have been announced as performers at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy also said in a statement to OTRC.com that in addition, two-time Grammy winner and actor LL Cool J will return as the host of the awards ceremony, airing on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). The rapper has hosted the show since 2012.
OTRC.com is covering the Grammys and will bring you details and photos from the show’s most electrifying performances, elaborate red carpet looks, memorable moments and, of course, a full list of the evening’s winners.
UPDATE: Check out a list of Grammy Awards performers announced so far, in alphabetical order:
3. Katy Perry — It was announced on Jan. 7 that Perry was added to the growing list of Grammy night performers. The singer is nominated for two awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her No. 1 hit single “Roar.” Perry released her third studio album, “Prism,” in October 2013, which also features the songs “Unconditionally” and “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J. Check out a track-by-track review of the album here.
Katy attended the 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards last night, we’ve added pictures of the event to the gallery. Katy won awards for Favorite Music Video, Favorite Music Fan Following, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist.
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Offering up one of the night’s electrifying performances, Katy Perry livened up the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada on Sunday night (June 17).
The chart-topping singer was decked out in a colorful ensemble with a butterfly backdrop while also sporting a nude suit while delving into her new single “Wide Awake“.
Not only a performer during the annual north of the border musical showcase, Miss Perry happened to be named as one of the ceremony’s big winners.
Katy was doted with a pair of trophies – garnering wins in the International Video of the Year and UR Fave: International Artist categories.
Showing off her creative spirit, Katy Perry was spotted rehearsing for the 2012 MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, Canada this afternoon (June 16).
The 27-year-old singer rocked her violet locks with a black lace top while a pair of colorful butterfly wings appeared on her back as she sang her hits on the stage.
The “Part of Me” singer is one of many stars performing at the award show. She will join Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kelly Clarkson on the Canadian stage on Sunday night (June 17).
Miss Perry is also nominated for the International Video of the Year award for her “Last Friday Night” single along with other American singers including Beyonce, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
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The first round of nominations for the 2012 Teen Choice Awardswere announced on Friday. Teenagers can vote for one category per day on the Teen Choice Awards’ official website. The show airs live on Sunday, July 22 on FOX.
Single by a Female Artist
“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
“Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
“Part of Me,” Katy Perry
“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift
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Calling all KatyCats! MuchMusic kicks off the biggest award show on the planet with a bang, as the inimitable Katy Perry is the first performer announced for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Two years ago, Perry made a sweet arrival on the MMVA red carpet in an ice cream truck and dazzled fans with her Candyfornia-themed performance. There might not be ice cream again, but there will surely be screams for Katy!
“What other award show shuts down major city blocks to bring thousands of fans at arms length to the biggest pop stars in the world?,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. “We’re thrilled to kick off this year’s show with the announcement of one of today’s most sought after artists, Katy Perry. Two years ago she brought Candyfornia to the MMVA stage. No doubt this year’s performance will be out of this world!”
Fans can now mark their calendars, as MuchMusic also confirmed today that the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards airs live from Much HQ in Toronto Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Perry is the first performer confirmed for the party that has fans taking to the streets and lining up overnight for the chance to get Much closer to the hottest A-Listers in the world. Katy‘s new single, “Part Of Me” debuted in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 on Feb. 22, making it the first in a year, and only the 20th in 53 years, to debut at #1. The single also debuted at #1 on iTunes, with over 400,000 downloads in its first week. A special edition of Katy‘s triple platinum album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, was released on March 26, and features three new songs. Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the 3D feature film starring Perry releases July 5, and is a first-ever big-screen look at the international superstar’s life both on and off-stage.
She’s always up for a good shindig, and last night (April 18) Katy Perry was in the house for the 2012 ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
The “I Kissed a Girl” songstress showed up at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, sporting a beautiful art deco-style gown as she posed for the press.
And it was a big night for Katy, who nabbed a trophy for her hit song “E.T.” as did her producing trio of Max Martin, Ammo, and Dr. Luke.
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Having quite the fabulous night, Katy Perry took over the USC Galen Center stage for a high-energy performance as part of the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night (March 31). The 27-year-old brought plenty of theatrics, as she descended from above while brandishing a sword for the rendition of her new single “Part of Me“.
Aside from offering up a performance at the 2012 KCAs, Miss Perry was one of the night’s big winners. Taking home a blimp to add to her collection of accolades, Katy was voted Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her work in “The Smurfs“.
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Hot off her headline-making Grammys performance, Katy Perry will be hitting the stage again at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The singer will join previously announced performers, UK pop group One Direction, as well as presenters Cee Lo Green, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Chris Colfer, Big Time Rush, Zac Efron, Heidi Klum, Chris Rock, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Perry’s performance song of choice has not been confirmed, though her newest single “Part of Me” has been heating up the Billboard Hot 100, debuting atop the summit in late February.
“Katy Perry has doubly earned her position as a kid favorite — through her music of course — but also for reveling in an outrageous sliming on the show two years ago,” said Marjorie Cohn, president, original programming and development, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group and executive producer of the show. “She works hard and plays hard and that’s what makes her performance on the KCA’s one to look forward to.”
In addition to performing, Perry will battle Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift for the honor of favorite female singer. “Firework” is also up for best song.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be held March 31 at the USC Galen Center with Will Smith slated to host. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Katy Perry snagged 3 nominations at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards. Congratulations!
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Smurfs)
Favorite Female Singer
Favorite Song (Firework)
Will Smith is set to host the show, which will air live on Nickelodeon March 31.
Katy Perry walked the red carpet wearing an Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture gown during the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles. While perfoming her hit “E.T.” and new song “Part of Me” from the special edition of her double-platinum certified album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, Katy wore a costume made by Abigail Greydanus. Her third look for the night was a gold Gucci gown and Louboutin heels.
Katy was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Firework,” but lost both awards to Adele.
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Talk about bringing the heat!
Katy Perry, who has already sung about fireworks and sunny California, took a fiery turn on stage inside the L.A.’s Staples Center during the Grammy Awards Sunday night with her new song, “Part of Me.”
The singer, 27, who signed her divorce papers last week, first launched into her hit “E.T.” while green beams lit the stage.
But then the stage blacked out, as a blue-haired Perry emerged in a leather-like, silver and gold body suit – a different look than the dazzling gown she walked the red carpet in earlier – to perform her new tune while flames shot up around the stage.
And perhaps the lyrics contained a reference to ex Russell Brand?
“Now look at me, I’m sparking/A firework, a dancing flame/You won’t ever put me out again,” Perry, who’s up for record of the year, one of the night’s top honors, sang. Another line: “You can keep everything.”
As one reader said in PEOPLE.com’s live blog, “Take that Russell.”
The singer is up for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at this year’s honors.
News that she’ll perform comes one day after Adele was added to the show for her first performance since throat surgery.
Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney are among the other announced performers.
LL Cool J is hosting the February 12 broadcast.
Katy Perry may be regretting her last minute decision to cancel on the People’s Choice Awards, where she was honored with five awards out of the six for which she was nominated.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People’s Choice Awards,” she tweeted on Jan. 9, just two days before the ceremony. “I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS”
Though she lost to Demi Lovato in the favorite pop artist category, Perry nabbed a total of five awards for the evening – none of which were broadcast during the show itself. A full list of winners posted online reveals that Perry was selected as the favorite TV guest star for her stint on How I Met Your Mother, beating out Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee), Jim Carrey (The Office), Kristin Chenoweth (Glee) and Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife).
“THANK U to every1 who voted for me for the @peopleschoice tonight!” Perry tweeted after the Jan. 11 awards show. “We won so many! Now I need to get more books 2 successfully display them!”
Among Perry’s additional awards are favorite female artist, favorite song of the year for “E.T.”, favorite music video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and favorite tour headliner.
The People’s Choice Awards were expected to be Perry’s first public appearance since news broke of her impending divorce from comedian Russell Brand. During the media frenzy that followed, Perry’s father — an evangelical minister — was quoted as making several off-color remarks during his sermons. He later apologized.
Perry is next expected to attend the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, where she is nominated for record of the year and best pop solo performance for “Firework.”