Rihanna and Marcus Mumford
Startraks; Bauer Griffin
, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Rihanna
and fun. are among the first acts announced for the 55th annual Grammy Awards
All are nominees
and will join rapper-actor host LL Cool J
to kick off the show, which will be broadcast live on CBS on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. from the Los Angeles STAPLES Center.
Six artists (including fun. and Mumford & Sons) have been nominated this year for six Grammys each. The Black Keys have five nominations while Rihanna and Swift
have three each.
Nominees for record of the year are the Black Keys ("Lonely Boy"); Kelly Clarkson
("Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"); fun. ("We Are Young"); Gotye ("Somebody That I Used to Know"); and Swift ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together").
Best new artists nominees include: Alabama Shakes, Frank Ocean, the Lumineers and Hunter Hayes. Two well-known political stars are up for best spoken word album: First Lady Michelle Obama
and former President Bill Clinton.