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The Lumineers and Jack White are among the acts newly added to the lineup of performers for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, as announced by the Recording Academy on Thursday (January 24th). They join previously confirmed rock artists Mumford And Sons, the Black Keys and Fun. Acts also confirmed to hit the stage at the music industry's biggest event include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Dierks Bentley, Elton John and nominee Ed Sheeran.
The Lumineers are nominated for Best New Artist, while their self-titled debut is up for Best Americana Album. Drummer Jeremiah Fraites was asked at the Grammy nominations press conference if the band were preparing speeches in case they won: "We didn't start writing music to try to win a Grammy, and I think that if we win, great, if not, we'll continue to do our thing. So I think if we win, I don't know what the hell we'll say. And if we don't, then we won't have to say anything."
Jack White, who has won nine previous Grammys, is up for three this time: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for his 2012 solo debut Blunderbuss, and Best Rock Song for "Freedom At 21."
The Black Keys, Fun. and Mumford And Sons are all multiple Grammy nominees and all competing for Album of the Year as well.
The gala music awards show, which is being hosted again by LL Cool J, will air live on CBS-TV beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.