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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The first set of performers have been announced for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Among them are nominees Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk, and Nate Ruess of FUN.

We're told nominees will be pairing up for performances. Kendrick Lamar will perform with Imagine Dragons while P!nk and Nate Ruess perform together.

There will also be a special "Grammy Moment"with Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.

LL Cool J returns as the host for the awards, which will be shown live on CBS Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST.