Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the first performer for the Grammys award show. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will air live on CBS on Sunday, January 26, at 8 p.m. EST. “Jan. 26, 8pm. I’m performing @TheGRAMMYs on @CBSTweet #GRAMMYs,” tweeted Kendrick.
The Compton rapper is nominated in seven categories including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Album of the Year for his breakthrough debut good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Daft Punk, who are up for five 2014 Grammys, are scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony, reports Rolling Stone.
Kendrick is currently on the “Yeezus Tour” with Kanye West, which wraps December 23 in Toronto.