Eric Church, AC/DC, Ariana Grande and others to perform at the Grammy

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By August Brown

Los Angeles Times


Another day, another high-profile AC/DC show booked.

The Aussie rockers will join country star Eric Church, pop-R&B siren Ariana Grande, folk singer Ed Sheeran and pop vet Madonna in the first round of live performers at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Among these performers, Church is up for the most awards this year, with four nods — Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Album.

Sheeran has three nominations, for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Song Written For Visual Media. Grande clocks in with two, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

The more veteran artists, however are among those with the biggest buzz. AC/DC was just announced as the headliner for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where their stomping ‘70s rock is just retro and populist enough to please hipsters and mainstream rock fans alike.

Madonna’s electro-infused album “Rebel Heart” has seen ups and downs in its release plan — tracks leaked, a surprise portion of it made available on iTunes, a questionable marketing campaign where she wrapped pictures of human rights leaders in what looked like bondage cords. But her star power is undeniable and she’s still driving the pop conversation.

The telecast will take place Sun., Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

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