The first set of performers announced for the 2015 Grammy Awards has a whiff of this year’s Coachella lineup, with something for every generation. Madonna and AC/DC will perform, as previously predicted, joined by country heavy Eric Church, pop belter Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift-approved English singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. More acts will be revealed later.
The bill mixes new album promotion with showcasing the Grammy nominees. Madonna’s new single “Living for Love” will officially start being promoted to U.S. radio two days after the Grammys, according to Billboard, and she’ll release her new album Rebel Heart on March 10 via Interscope. AC/DC released a new album, Rock or Bust, late last year. Meanwhile, Church is up for four awards, including Best Country Album for The Outsiders, while Grande has two nods and Sheeran has three.
The 57th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, February 8, on CBS. The same report, citing anonymous sources inside the Recording Academy, that correctly tipped Madonna and AC/DC also said U2 would be named as performers, though that isn’t yet confirmed.
Check out Church’s “Give Me Back My Hometown,” nominated for Best Solo Country Performance and Best Country Song, below, and see our 25 Best Country Albums of 2014.