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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas to Perform at 2010 Grammys

December 22, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Considering they've been nominated for a combined 18 Grammys this year, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are both confirmed to perform at the 52nd annual awards show at Los Angeles' Staples Center on January 31st. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Beyoncé scored 10 nods while Swift was nominated for eight trophies. The pair will face off in the Big Three categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

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The Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell, who both performed at the ceremony's nominations concert, will also get onstage at this year's big event, along with Lady Antebellum. Many more artists are expected to be announced before January 31st, and if this year's ceremony follows in last year's footsteps, expect many performers to overlap with artists playing the MusiCares Person of the Year gala that goes down Grammy weekend. This year's gala, which honors Neil Young, features the Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers — who will be making their first appearance since guitarist John Frusciante left the band — Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more. Since DMB's Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is up for Album of the Year, they're especially a good bet to be called upon to perform live onstage January 31st.

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Behind the Scenes at the Grammy Nominations Concert with Fergie, Maxwell, Drake and Kings of Leon
Springsteen, Depp and Hall & Oates: Charting the 2010 Grammy's Strangest and Most Intriguing Storylines

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