Top notch performers take the stage Sunday night

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From seasoned veterans to first timers, the 56th Annual Grammy awards this Sunday will be a star-studded showcase of the year in music. New comers Imagine Dragons and Kasey Musgraves will share the stage with the likes of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Madonna and Metallica. Power couple JayZ and Beyonce will perform together in what's sure to be one of the evening's high water marks.

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Top notch performers take the stage Sunday night
Madonna performs with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Photo by Robb Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP)
Billboard's Power 100 couple performs as a duo (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
New Zeland's Lorde is nominated for a handful of awards this year. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
The remaining Beatles take the stage on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
Known for her sometimes bizarre live shows, Katy Perry may have some surprises in store for her Grammy performance.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Kitty Purry Inc./AP Images)
Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons take the stage on Sunday with Kendrick Lamar. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rapper Juicy J released "Stay Trippy" in August and makes his first Grammy appearance on Sunday. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
Trombone Shorty plays the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with funk group Orleans Avenue.  (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
Breakthrough country artist Kasey Musgraves earned a spot on the Grammy lineup this year after the success of her debut album "Same Trailer, Different Park." (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for nearly a dozen awards this year. (Photo by Paul Hebert/Invision/AP)
Country singer Hunter Hayes makes his first appearance at the Grammy's after a banner 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
While neither are new to the Grammy stage, this year marks the first time the two take the stage with pop goddess Madonna. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Affectionately known as "the future of Texas blues," Gary Clark Jr. makes his first appearance at the Grammy's this year. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Metallica performs at this year's Grammy's with acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Sara Bareilles performs with legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cyber pop duo Daft Punk perform with a plethora of musicians including Nile Rodgers, Pharrell William AND Stevie Wonder  (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Singer John Legend has been nominated for Best R&B Album. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
Taylor Swift is one of the most-nominated artists this year. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
Pop singer Pink performs with Nate Ruess. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images)
Robin Thicke performs with legendary 70's group Chicago. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Country star Keith Urban takes the stage on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Willie Nelson performs with a star-studded country lineup including Kris Kristofferson, Mearl Haggard and Blake Shelton.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Dave Grohl closes out the night with Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Lindsey Buckingham. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP Images)

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