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Jack White Added to Grammys Lineup

Lumineers and Carrie Underwood will also perform

Jack White in 2012.
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January 24, 2013 10:10 AM ET

Jack White has been added to the bill of performers at this year's Grammy Awards, as have the Lumineers and Carrie Underwood. The Grammys also announced that Ed Sheeran will play live with Elton John for the first time, and Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will team up for a special performance.

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White is up for three awards, including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for his solo debut, Blunderbuss, while album cut "Freedom at 21" will compete for Best Rock Song. The Lumineers are competing for Best New Artist as well as Best Americana Album. Underwood and Bentley are in the running for Best Country Solo Performance for "Blown Away" and "Home," respectively. Sheeran's "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year and Lambert's Four The Record scored a Best Country Album nod.

LL Cool J will host the 55th Grammy Awards on February 10th. The show will also feature performances from nominees Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, fun., Rihanna and the Black Keys. You can check out this year's other nominees as well.

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